Erica Kelly

Erica Kelly

Registered Foreign Lawyer
Hong Kong

Email erica.kelly@​

Phone +852 2219 0888

Fax +852 2219 0222

LanguagesEnglish, French, Japanese

Practice groupCorporate & Finance

As a senior associate in the Hogan Lovells International Debt Capital Markets group, Erica Kelly focuses her practice on structured products and derivatives transactions and brings extensive finance experience, having previously practised in London and Tokyo.

Erica advises on a broad range of derivative and structured products, including over-the-counter documentation, all underlying asset classes (including credit, equity, fixed income, foreign exchange, fund-linked, commodities and indices) and complex and synthetic structures, as well as establishing and updating debt issuance and structured product programmes. She also advises on a broad range of derivative regulations.

Prior to joining Hogan Lovells, Erica worked at a multi-national corporation in the London office and also gained experience in leading international law firms both in Tokyo and London.

Education and admissions


Postgraduate Diploma (Legal Practice), The University of Law, 2007

Graduate Diploma in Law (with distinction), The University of Law, 2006

Bachelor of Science (Biochemistry BSc, 2:1), University College London, 2001

Bar admissions and qualifications

Solicitor, England and Wales

Representative experience

Advising international banks on laws and regulations in relation to their structured products and/or derivatives business.

Advising banks and other financial institutions in relation to drawdowns under debt issuance programmes.

Advising banks and other financial institutions across Asia on ISDA documentation (including termination provisions and close-out mechanisms).

Advising international banks on debt financing, including issuance of warrants.

Advising a major U.S. Bank on a warehouse receivables financing.

Advising international banks on secondary distressed debt trading.

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