David is a partner in the international banking and finance 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

2018-2019

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

Education and admissions

Education

LL.B., University of Warwick, 1999

Representative experience

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

The Co-ordinating Bookrunning Mandated Lead Arranger in respect of secured borrowing base finance facilities for European subsidiaries of a Russian steel producer

The Royal Bank of Scotland plc in relation to US$1.5bn limited recourse payment facilities for Trafigura Group

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

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

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

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