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Hilary Platt

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Practice Areas

Hilary is head of the finance team and specialises in asset and acquisition finance. She has acted for financial institutions and corporate borrowers on a wide range of syndicated and bilateral financings often involving cross-border elements. Since joining Wedlake Bell she has acted primarily on property financings (for both investment and development purposes) and acquisition financings. She also has considerable experience of borrowing base facilities, having acted for various oil and gas exploration and production companies on numerous financings.

Professional Memberships

Hilary is a member of Women in Banking and Finance.


Hilary qualified at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in 1992 and joined Wedlake Bell in 1997, becoming a partner in 2000. As part of her post qualification experience Hilary spent over two years in Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer's Paris office gaining experience of aircraft finance work.


Hilary is fluent in French.