Hogan Lovells Recognized by Financial Times US Innovative Lawyers Report

NEW YORK, 29 November 2012 – Hogan Lovells was recognized in the Finance and Energy categories in this year’s Financial Times US Innovative Lawyer feature.

In the Finance category, Hogan Lovells was commended for its representation of Nomura Securities International and other banks in a $750 million debt offering backed by drillship revenues. The transaction provided an original and groundbreaking capital markets alternative to finance this critical asset class of deepwater drillships at a time when more traditional bank financing options were narrowed.  New York partner Emil Arca and Counsel Russell Slanover led the Hogan Lovells team.  

Hogan Lovells was also commended in the Energy category for its role in the US$1.5 billion oil prepayment financing between client Petróleos de Venezuela, S.A. (PDVSA) and Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Limited (ICBC). The cross-border deal included Hogan Lovells lawyers from Beijing, Caracas, Washington, D.C., London, and Amsterdam. Partners Bruno Ciuffetelli (Caracas) and Keith Larson (Washington, D.C.) led the Hogan Lovells team.

The FT report was released at a gala event on 28 November in New York City. The Financial Times US Innovative Lawyers 2012 report is available at http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/655dc618-382e-11e2-b8d3-00144feabdc0.pdf.

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