WFW strengthens London projects team with new Counsel hire

Watson Farley & Williams announced that trade and commodity finance expert Philip Beswick has joined the firm as Projects Counsel in London. He was previously Senior Associate at Hogan Lovells International.

Philip’s practice focuses on emerging market and development finance lending, including blended finance and ESG, trade and commodity finance structuring and ECA-backed financing. His expertise extends to advising both commercial lenders and development finance institutions and borrowers on domestic and cross-border financing in Europe, sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America, Russia and the CIS. He advises across a wide range of sectors from energy and manufacturing to trade and commodities.

Philip’s expertise is recognised by leading directory The Legal 500 UK which ranked him as a ‘Rising Star’ for Trade Finance in its 2022 edition.

London Projects Joe Levin, with whom Philip will be working closely, commented: “I am delighted to welcome Philip to WFW. With his excellent skill set and experience he will provide high-quality senior resource to our commodities, structured finance and multilateral banks offering”.

Philip added: “I am thrilled to be joining WFW and look froward to growing and enhancing my practice as I work alongside the London projects team”.

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