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Philip Beswick

Senior Associate
London

Philip Beswick

As a senior associate in our International Finance and Banking Group, Philip Beswick focuses his practice at Hogan Lovells on trade and commodity finance structures, ECA-backed financing, general emerging market and development finance lending. Philip has knowledge in advising lenders (both commercial lenders and development finance institutions) and borrowers from both domestic and cross-border financings in Russia/ CIS, Europe, Latin America and sub-Saharan Africa. He advises across a wide range of sectors from energy and manufacturing to trade and commodities.

Representative Experience

Advising Royal Bank of Scotland in relation to a US$1.5bn oil prepayment facility for a leading commodities trader.

Advising Sberbank of Russia in relation to a €600m term loan facility for a Balkans based food producer.

Advising Société Générale as one of the Mandated Lead Arrangers of a U.S.$500m borrowing base and swingline facility.

Advising International Finance Corporation in relation to the U.S.$30m project financing of a port terminal in Pakistan.

Advising Société Générale as one of the Mandated Lead Arrangers of a €46m ECA-backed financing for a Russian steel producer.

Advising WestLB as mandated lead arranger in relation to a U.S.$100m term loan facility for a leading Russian financial institution.

Advising African Export-Import Bank as arranger in relation to a U.S.$90m pre-export finance facility for an African cotton producer.

Advising a major financial institution as arranger of the financing of the £300m acquisition of a major global data warehousing provider.

Advising Royal Bank of Canada as arranger of the €100m financing of the acquisition of a major global internet payment services provider.

Advising African Export-Import Bank and FBN Bank (UK) Limited in relation to a U.S.$41m hotel financing in Sierra Leone.

Advising Stemcor on various prepayment steel financings involving Eastern European and Indian steel producers.

Advising Natixis as mandated lead arranger in relation to a U.S.$150m copper pre-export financing facility made available to a Russian/Kazakh copper producer.

Advising VTB Bank (Deutschland ) AG as one of the Mandated Lead Arrangers of a €65m trade-relating financing for a Russian financial institution.

Education and admissions

Education

  • LL.B., University of Manchester, 2006

Court admissions

  • Senior Courts of England and Wales
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