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Rachel Speight

Rachel Speight

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"She is a very thorough and commercially-minded lawyer with a deep understanding of the mining sector."

Chambers UK 2018

Rachel Speight is a partner in the Banking & Finance practice of the London office. She represents banks and sponsors in international structured and project financings. She particularly focuses on the mining finance sector and has experience in infrastructure finance in areas including the road, rail and healthcare sectors, including work on PPP projects.

Rachel joined Mayer Brown in 1999 and has spent some time on secondment to both the Royal Bank of Scotland and WestLB.

Consistently recommended and ranked as a key individual by the legal directories, Rachel is "highly regarded for her advice to banks and sponsors in large project financings across the globe" (Chambers UK 2018). Chambers UK 2017 commends Rachel for being "balanced, dedicated, extremely technical, very commercial and knowledgeable ". She is "commended for her impressive experience on the African continent " by Chambers Global 2018. "A key partner in the mining practice " (Legal 500 2017), Rachel is "a very thorough and commercially-minded lawyer with a deep understanding of the mining sector" (Chambers UK 2018).

Rachel has been listed in The 100 Global Inspirational Women in Mining 2013 and The International Who's Who of Mining Lawyers 2013 to 2018. She was also named as one of the Hot 100 lawyers by the Lawyer (2015).
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