Education and Honors

  • Master of Laws, University of London, 2003
  • Bachelor of Laws, University of Kent, 1997
  • Bar Vocational Course, Inns of Court School of Law, 1997
    Lord Diplock Major Scholar

Admissions and Affiliations

Qualified Solicitor, England and Wales

Barrister, England and Wales

Matt Hinxman

Special Counsel

41 Lothbury London EC2R 7HF
United Kingdom


Matthew Hinxman has represented lenders and sponsors on major financings in developing markets with a particular emphasis on Russia and the CIS (notably Ukraine, Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan). In addition to a broad range of international financing work, Mr. Hinxman practices in project finance transactions in the infrastructure, energy and natural resources sectors, as well as having more general experience in asset finance and corporate restructuring.

Prior to qualifying as a solicitor, Mr. Hinxman served as an officer in the British Royal Navy.

Representative Engagements

  • Recently advised VTB Capital plc and Bank of Moscow on a US$440 million Russian property financing
  • Recently advised VTB Capital plc and VTB Ukraine on a 100MW solar power project in Ukraine (the largest solar project in Europe and first project financing in Ukraine in recent years)
  • Recently advised JSC VTB Bank in connection with a $30 million guaranteed facility in Azerbaijan
  • Recently advised RCB in connection with a US$25 million secured asset financing
  • Advised JSC VTB Bank and Russia Commercial Bank (Cyprus) Limited in connection with a $190 million and US$680 million secured facility
  • Advised JSC VTB Bank in connection with a US$180 million secured and syndicated facility for a Cyprus borrower
  • Advised JSC VTB Bank and VTB Capital in connection with the financing and refinancing of a RUR2.9 billion secured loan and hedging facility for an offshore borrower
  • Advised the VTB Group in connection with numerous other secured financing transactions
  • Unicredit - acted for Unicredit on an up to Euro67 million Hermes ECA backed credit facility for a major mining group in connection with the purchase of heavy mining equipment in Kazakhstan
  • Pre-export finance facilities, Russia - a syndicate of banks on a US$200 million pre-export financing for a major Russian metals group
  • Ugandan Infrastructure Project - the issuers on a US$18 million secured and guaranteed note issuance facility for a Ugandan infrastructure group
  • Pre-export finance facilities, Russia - various syndicates of banks on the recent US$200 million, US$1.5 billion and US$200 million pre-export financing for the Russian Siberian Coal Company (SUEK), and subsequently advising the coordinating lead arrangers on the restructuring of a portfolio of facilities for the SUEK group
  • Standard Bank plc - on a US$25 million physical commodities financing arrangement (gold offtake in Turkey)
  • Standard Bank plc - on a US$20 million secured bridge loan, acquisition financing, revolving credit facility and LC facility for a Kosovan metals group
  • Standard Chartered Bank on a US$20 million Hermes ECA backed credit facility for an Egyptian manufacturing group
  • HSBC - HSBC France on a US$160 million limited recourse facility provided to Total Oil Trading S.A
  • Lenders - African Development Bank, DEG, Skye Bank, First Bank of Nigeria and FBN Bank (UK) on the restructuring of the US$240 million Main One Cable System Project
  • Samruk-Kazyna, Kazakhstan - the sovereign wealth fund on a range of major loans for developing mining joint ventures
  • Ekibastuz GRES-2, Kazakhstan - “Ekibastuz GRES-2 Power Station” in respect of its US$770 million secured financing for the construction of its Unit 3, to be provided by a consortium of Banks comprising Russian State Corporation “Bank for Development and Foreign Economic Affairs (Vnesheconombank)” and Eurasian Bank of Kazakhstan
  • State Oil Company of Azerbaijan $610 million syndicated loan - the State Oil Company of the Azerbaijan Republic in its international debut $610 million syndicated loan financing