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David Hudd

Deputy CEO

David Hudd

David Hudd is Deputy CEO of Hogan Lovells. He is a capital markets lawyer and has worked on a huge range of deals since the inception of the European structured finance market over 30 years ago.

After working at another City firm and spending over nine years in investment banking, David joined Hogan Lovells as its first dedicated capital markets partner in London in 1994 to establish the firm’s structured finance practice. Before his appointment as Deputy CEO in July 2014, David led the firm's global finance practice.

David has been consistently ranked as a market-leading lawyer for over 20 years. Chambers, which rates David as an eminent practitioner for both securitisation and structured finance & derivatives, reports that one client says: “He is remarkably involved and hands-on. He ensures the overall level of service is very good and is always enthusiastic.” The Legal 500 lists David as a leading individual for derivatives and structured products and comments that he “runs an excellent team and stays personally involved.”

'Runs an excellent team and stays personally involved.' Legal 500 2015

Representative experience

Advising BNP Paribas as arranger of the SecurAsset Secured Note Programme and as arranger of issues under its EMTN and warrants & certificates programmes.

Advising Deloitte LLP as receivers of the US$1bn Rhinebridge structured investment vehicle (SIV).

Advising Ernst & Young LLP as receivers of the US$50 bn Sigma SIV.

Advising BNP Paribas as arranger of over 100 synthetic CDOs.

Advising Morgan Stanley and a major financial institution as arrangers of structured products.

Advising Nomura and Credit Suisse as arrangers of various real estate-backed structured financings.

Education and admissions


  • M.A., University of Oxford, Christ Church, 1980


Derivatives & Structured Products - Leading Individual

Legal 500, Finance


Chambers, Capital Markets: Structured Finance & Derivatives - Eminent Practitioner


Chambers, Capital Markets: Securitisation - Eminent Practitioner

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