David Leggott

David Leggott


Email [email protected]​hoganlovells.com

Phone +44 20 7296 5678

Fax +44 20 7296 2001

Practice groupCorporate & Finance

David Leggott has been a patient and professional adviser. His tact and rock-solid expertise was extremely useful to untangle difficult discussion.

Legal 500 2021

David is a partner in the Banking practice at Hogan Lovells in London, focusing on trade and commodity finance. He is consistently recognised as a leading lawyer in this area by Chambers and Legal 500. He has extensive experience advising banks and trading companies on trade finance structures across the globe, particularly in emerging markets such as Russia/ CIS, sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America.

David's practice covers financings on a diverse range of commodities such as oil, steel, zinc, copper, soybeans, tobacco, and cocoa. He also supports the work of various Development Finance Institutions (DFIs) operating in the trade and commodity finance space. Additionally, David has significant experience and knowledge in relation to supply chain finance techniques and export financing (ECA-backed finance).

Awards and recognitions


London, Finance, Trade Finance, Hall of Fame
Legal 500 EMEA


Commodities: Trade Finance (UK -Wide)


London, Finance, Emerging Markets, Recommended
Legal 500 EMEA


Banking and finance: Lender or Arranger Side, Russia, Recommended
Legal 500 EMEA


Banking & Finance (UK), Foreign expert for Russia
Chambers Global

Education and admissions


LPC (distinction), Nottingham Law School, 2001

LL.B., University of Warwick, 1999

Related knowledge

Supply Chain Support

Representative experience

Citibank, N.A., London Branch in relation to a US$1,600,000,000 Revolving Borrowing Base Finance Facility for Preem AB, Sweden

Deutsche Bank, Amsterdam Branch (as Co-ordinating Mandated Lead Arranger) and others in relation to a pre-export finance facility for KAZ Minerals Group

ING Bank N.V. as Co-ordinating Mandated Lead Arranger and others in relation to a €600 million revolving credit facility with Novolipetsk Steel (NLMK)

The Co-ordinating Mandated Lead Arranger on a Hermes-backed export credit facility for a petrochemicals company to finance the construction of an ethylene production unit

International Finance Corporation in relation to their Global Trade Liquidity Programme initiative launched in April 2009

The Royal Bank of Scotland plc in relation to US$1.5 billion limited recourse prepayment facility for Trafigura Group

Société Générale as Mandated Lead Arranger in relation to a pre-export syndicated loan financing for Trans-Oil Group, Moldova

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