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HFW continues to strengthen commodities expertise with trade finance Partner hire

International law firm Holman Fenwick Willan (HFW) continues to grow its market leading commodities practice with the recruitment of trade finance specialist Philip Prowse who has joined the firm's London office as Partner.

Philip has specialised in commodity trade finance for the last decade and has extensive experience of acting for traders and banks. He has worked across the full spectrum of trade finance arrangements, including syndicated facilities secured with assets in multiple jurisdictions, restructuring of loan portfolios, back to back and revolving finance arrangements, asset and pre-export financing, and reserve based lending.

Richard Crump, the firm's Senior Partner commented: "I am delighted to welcome Philip to the firm. His trade finance expertise further strengthens our existing international commodities team and offers significant synergies with our market leading physical commodities practice. We are excited by the opportunities that Philip's experience provides us to extend our offering to clients."

Philip commented: "I am pleased to be joining HFW's internationally recognised commodities practice. The strength and depth of the existing team offers an excellent platform for me to help the firm take advantage of the many opportunities we are now seeing in the global trade finance market as it continues to re-model with both traditional and new forms of investment and structures."

Philip joins the firm from Clyde & Co. He will be joined initially by Associate Jameel Tarmohamed who was in Philip's team at Clyde & Co.

For more information, please contact Tania Phayre, Head of Marketing, on +44 (0)20 7264 8546, or email tania.phayre@hfw.com.

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