Hogan Lovells appoints Katie Merlini to its international debt capital markets practice

Hogan Lovells has boosted its international debt capital markets practice by hiring counsel Katia Merlini. Merlini has more than 12 years’ experience in derivatives, structured finance and capital markets. 

She joins Hogan Lovells from Simmons & Simmons’ Paris office, where she has worked since 2003 following a three-year period with the structured finance and derivatives group at Clifford Chance’s offices in London and Paris.

Merlini joins a team of specialists in French and English law that works regularly on a range of transactions in the debt capital and structured finance markets. Comprising 15 professionals, including three partners, the team is managed by Sharon Lewis, partner and global head of Hogan Lovells’ international debt capital markets practice area.