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Fieldfisher grows Finance practice with Baker Botts hire

09/10/2015

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Fieldfisher has hired Matthew Hinxman from Baker Botts as a partner in its Finance practice.

Fieldfisher has hired Matthew Hinxman from Baker Botts as a partner in its Finance practice.

Matthew, who joins the firm on 9 October, is a project finance specialist, representing lenders and sponsors on major financings in developing markets with a particular focus on energy and natural resources related work in Eastern Europe and Africa. His extensive experience includes financing various mining projects in Europe, and numerous natural resources and infrastructure projects in the CIS, South Africa, Uganda and Democratic Republic of Congo.

In addition Matthew has significant experience on commercial property finance transactions, particularly in the Russian market where he has advised on large and complex financings for commercial premises in Moscow as well as on the financing and development of a number of luxury hotels.

Matthew is special counsel at Baker Botts, where he has been since December 2012 when he joined the firm from Norton Rose Fulbright.  Prior to becoming a lawyer, Matthew served as a seagoing warfare officer in the Royal Navy.

Michael Chissick, managing partner of Fieldfisher, said: "Matthew's recruitment is part of our continued investment in both our finance practice and the energy and natural resources sector, both of which are strong areas of focus for fieldfisher. His vast experience in both the CIS and in Africa also ties in very well with our wider CIS practice and the continued development of our Africa expertise."

Matthew Hinxman said: "With a full service and international platform, extensive experience in Africa, a strong CIS group and a solid natural resources group, Fieldfisher is a natural fit for my practice. The firm is making great progress in its key areas, and I am joining at a very exciting time."    

Fieldfisher's Finance practice provides expert advice on a wide variety of international and domestic banking and finance transactions, and has many years' experience advising global investment banks, asset managers, investment funds, private equity sponsors, financial institutions, sovereign entities and ultra-high-net-worth individuals, as well as corporate end users and industry bodies.       

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