As a banking partner in London, Andrew covers all aspects of lending and is a leading lawyer in the field of trade and commodities finance.
His practice covers all of Europe and emerging markets around the world, particularly Africa, India and the former Russian CIS. He represents lenders and borrowers, including a particular focus on lending by multilateral organisations and development banks. He also has a niche practice of advising clearing houses on their member margin collateral arrangements.
Andrew has been at Hogan Lovells since 1993 and a partner since 2002. He spent many years with the firm in the Hong Kong and Singapore offices, before returning to the London office in 2007.
Acting for Natixis in a syndicated pre-export loan facility to Uralkali to finance exports of potash
Acting for IFC in a secured loan financing to Trans-Oil a vegetable oil producer in Moldova
Acting on various factoring, supply chain financing and receivable purchase transactions for banks such as Citibank, JPMorgan, Mizuho and a major financial institution including true sale legal opinions
Advising LME Clear (the London based clearing house for the London Metal Exchange) on the member margin collateral elements
Acting for Natixis in a syndicated borrowing base loan facility to Kernel to finance their grain business in the Ukraine
Advising Afreximbank on a syndicated oil reserves based loan facility to Eroton, a producer of oil and gas in Nigeria
Acting for Afreximbank on a syndicated loan financing to Smile Communications to finance their mobile telecoms business in Nigeria, Tanzania, Uganda and the DRC
Acting on various loan financings for multilaterals and DFIs such as Afreximbank, IFC, EIB and FMO
Advising various banks on their asset distribution arrangements including true sale opinions and CRR capital treatment, such as Citibank and Lloyds