James Hardy 2021 Speaker

Partner

White & Case LLP

Biography

James Hardy is a partner in the Firm’s Debt Finance Group in London. He is an emerging markets specialist with an established track record of advising both lenders and borrowers on a diverse range of financing arrangements in mature and (especially) developing or frontier markets throughout the financial cycle. Product coverage includes: corporate and sovereign lending; the full spectrum of structured trade and commodity finance (including: commodity prepayments; pre-export finance; borrowing base; receivables purchase); other structured finance (including margin loans); acquisition-driven financing; restructuring; and refinancing.

James sits on the LMA’s documentation committee for both Developing Markets and Commodity Finance and has advised on financings with a value of over $80 billion in the emerging markets (of which over $17 billion in Africa and over $30 billion in the CIS and over $13 billion in Latin America), over $49 billion in the commodities sector and over $42 billion of acquisition-driven financings.

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