Bruce Johnston


Bruce Johnston advises both lenders and borrowers on banking and finance transactions in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, including acquisition finance, leveraged finance, project finance, structured finance, trade finance, asset-backed lending, private placements and asset finance. Head of the firm’s international finance practice, he also handles energy and infrastructure transactions and workouts and restructurings. A client notes in Chambers Global that "His ability to synthesise an argument and ensure your case is put forward to the other side is second to no lawyer that I have worked with. He brings an excellent commercial acumen to any legal negotiation."


7/10/2019 - Morgan Lewis Advises EBRD on Financing of Solar Project in Kazakhstan

7/9/2019 - Five Morgan Lewis Lawyers Recognized in The Best Lawyers in the UK 2020

2/12/2019 - Morgan Lewis Advises on Acquisition of Abercrombie & Kent

8/1/2018 - Morgan Lewis Advises on $1.66B Refinancing of One of Turkey’s Largest Industrial Businesses

11/1/2017 - Morgan Lewis Advises Pantheon International Plc on Share Capital Reorganization

4/18/2017 - Morgan Lewis Practices and Lawyers Earn Highest Recognition in Legal 500 EMEA 2017 Guide

2/6/2017 - Morgan Lewis Advises Nord Gold SE on US$150 Million Facility from ING N.V.

1/18/2017 - Morgan Lewis Advises Sberbank (Switzerland) AG on $165 Million Prepayment for SUEK AG

12/16/2016 - Morgan Lewis Advises ING Bank and Citibank on $800m Preexport Finance Facility for EuroChem

12/9/2016 - Morgan Lewis Advises Sumitomo Corporation in Announced Agreement for a Recommended Cash Offer for Fyffes plc

12/9/2016 - Sumitomo Readies $802M Buyout Of Irish Banana Co. Fyffes, Law360

9/15/2016 - Morgan Lewis Boston Office to Host British American Business Council of New England Panel on Brexit Implications

5/10/2016 - Chambers & Partners Recognizes Leading Morgan Lewis Lawyers in 2016 Europe Guide

1/26/2016 - Morgan Lewis Hosts Women’s Leadership Event and Global Trends Conference in Dubai

12/11/2015 - Morgan Lewis Singled Out by Clients in Distinguished Legal 500 UK Guide

9/18/2015 - Morgan Lewis Advises Natixis on $750m Pre-Export Finance Facility for Eurochem

6/22/2015 - Morgan Lewis Lawyers Contribute to New Book on Oil & Gas in Africa

4/15/2015 - Morgan Lewis Practices, Lawyers Earn Top-Tier Recognition by Legal 500 EMEA 2015 Guide

9/12/2014 - Russia/Ukraine: Additional U.S. Sanctions Against Russia

9/8/2014 - Russia/Ukraine: Additional EU Sanctions Against Russia

7/31/2014 - Russia/Ukraine: Additional U.S. and EU Sanctions as of 7/31/2014

7/16/2014 - Russia/Ukraine: Additions to the United States Sectoral Sanctions Identifications and Specially Designated Nationals Lists

7/1/2014 - Russia/Ukraine: Status of Sanctions as of 07/1/2014

5/13/2014 - Morgan Lewis Advises FWU Group on Second Tranche of US$100M Islamic Bond

4/28/2014 - Russia/Ukraine: Additional U.S. and EU Sanctions as of 4/28/2014

4/14/2014 - Russia/Ukraine: Additional EU Sanctions (view PDF)

4/11/2014 - Russia/Ukraine: Additional U.S. Sanctions (view list)

4/4/2014 - Russia/Ukraine: Status of U.S. Sanctions as of 04/04/2014

3/27/2014 - Morgan Lewis Advises Sberbank Europe AG on its Debut Syndicated Loan Facility

3/20/2014 - Russia/Ukraine: Status of U.S. Sanctions as of 3/20/14

3/19/2014 - Update: Russia/Ukraine Situation

1/30/2014 - Morgan Lewis Advises VTB Bank on Eurobond Tender Offer

10/31/2013 - Morgan Lewis Advises VTB Bank on Two Eurobond Offerings

10/9/2013 - Morgan Lewis Advises FWU Group on First Islamic Bond on Life Insurance Contracts

9/4/2012 - Morgan Lewis Advises Statoil on Rosneft Exploration Projects Agreement

8/13/2012 - Morgan Lewis Advises Atyrau Refinery on $297.5 Million Financing Package with JBIC and Japanese Banks

7/26/2012 - Morgan Lewis represents VTB Bank on financing for VTB Arena

6/11/2012 - Morgan Lewis Concludes Recent International Expansion with Announcement of New Co-Managing Partners in London, Arrival of One More Partner, Hiring of Associates, Trainees, Staff

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