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Kit Johnson


Kit Johnson

Kit Johnson is part of our International Debt Capital Markets practice, and leads our knowledgeable team of advisors to corporate finance trustees. The Hogan Lovells Trustee practice advises trustees across the range of capital markets and structured finance products, and advises on both new issuance and post-issuance matters. The Hogan Lovells Trustee practice has been recognized as a market leader in advising trustees involved in distressed debt situations and inter-creditor disputes, and has advised on distressed positions with nominal values in excess of US$ 60bn since 2007. Prior to joining Hogan Lovells in 2007, Kit spent two years working in Asia, based in Hong Kong, and continues to advise trustees involved in the Asia Pacific region. 

Legal 500 UK (2014)  has described Kit as ‘professional, prudent and outgoing' and states that he ‘shows deep understanding of trustees' Chambers UK (2014)  states that Kit offers 'excellent technical skills' combined with a 'good commercial approach'.

'excellent technical skills'

Legal 500 UK (2014)

Representative experience

Advising the trustee of the U.S.$12.5bn Dante MISOP Programme which collapsed following the bankruptcy of Lehman Brothers.

Advising the trustee of the defaulted £638m Commercial Mortgage Backed Notes issued by Titan Europe 2007-1 (NHP) Limited.

Advising the trustee on the restructuring of the outstanding debt of Towergate Finance PLC under an English law Scheme of Arrangement.

Advising the trustee in relation to the defaulted bonds issued by Bakrie Telecom, including advising with respect to the Indonesian bankruptcy (PKPU) process.

Education and admissions


  • LPC, The College of Law, London, 1997
  • CPE, City University London, 1995
  • Politics and International Relations, University of Southampton, 1994

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