"Ash McDermott is an excellent lawyer - proactive , practical and a very good negotiator. He has deep knowledge and experience in both trade finance and project finance.";  he "is very approachable, knowledgeable, client-centered and practical."; he "is very experienced in the field of Export Finance and understands the challenges banks face when acting in emerging markets." and he "is an excellent, client-oriented lawyer. He is very customer-focused and practical in his approach. He understands the files and our organisation, and provides practical business-oriented advice."

Legal 500 2020

Overview

Ashley McDermott is a partner in the Banking & Finance practice of the London office. He primarily focuses on financings in emerging markets, particularly export, trade and multilateral financings in the commodity, energy and infrastructure sectors. He advises banks and borrowers on a variety of trade finance work, including borrowing base, prepayment and pre-export financing. In addition, he has significant experience in export and agency finance and has a particular interest in financing for sovereigns, state-owned enterprises and parastatals.

Spoken Languages

  • English

Education

University of Oxford, Queen's College, BA in Jurisprudence

Admissions

  • England and Wales
  • Listed as a 'Leading individual' and under 'Other key lawyers' 'Ash McDermott is an excellent lawyer - proactive , practical and a very good negotiator. He has deep knowledge and experience in both trade finance and project finance.'  "Ash McDermott is an excellent, client-oriented lawyer. He is very customer-focused and practical in his approach. He understands the files and our organisation, and provides practical business-oriented advice."  "Ash McDermott is very approachable , knowledgeable , client-centered and practical."  "Ash McDermott is very experienced in the field of Export Finance and understands the challenges banks face when acting in emerging markets."  Legal 500 2020