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Our trade finance team offers tailored advice throughout the supply chain

Our leading trade finance team is an integral part of our international trade practice. Clients look to us for commercial, risk-aware advice on how to structure and finance commodities to a range of entities, including many of the world's leading commodities producers, trading houses, banks, trade finance institutions, commodity funds, financing consortia and export credit agencies.

We advise on the full range of financing options such as structured trade, commodities, general trade, export, supply chain and receivables financing. Our trade finance advice includes Letters of Credit and other payment mechanisms. Our thorough understanding of the legal relationships between parties enables us to help clients avoid the problems that could potentially lead to a default.

Our Trade Finance Work

  • Africa
  • Asia Pacific
  • Middle East
  • UK & Europe
  • Development and financing of banana plantation

    Acting for the promoters in the development and financing of banana plantations and the negotiation of a ten year off take agreement with Chiquit in Mozambique


    Bulyanhulu Gold Mine Limited USD 142 million secured loan

    Advising Standard Bank of South Africa on its USD 142 million secured loan to Bulyanhulu Gold Mine Limited

    South Africa

    Tanzanian conglomerate USD 20 million secured loan

    Advising Standard Bank (Mauritius) Limited on its USD 20 million secured loan to a Tanzanian conglomerate

  • Debt and equity limited recourse trade financing

    Advising an international trader in connection with its debt and equity limited recourse trade financing of an Australian scrap-steel recycler including in connection with its ongoing working capital trade finance lines


    Borrowing base financings

    Advising an international steel trader on its key core borrowing base financings in South East Asia, the UK, Germany, France and India


    Preexport financing of copper, lead and zinc

    Advising lenders and trading companies on transactions involving several hundred million dollars worth of preexport financing of copper, lead and zinc commodities in Central Asia

  • Letters of credit

    Acting for a major European bank, which had confirmed several letters of credit, regarding the default of the issuing bank incorporated in Bahrain; obtaining an freezing injunction to seize assets in England; considering cross-border insolvency issues and an application by the administrator for...

  • Trade finance facilities

    Advising a Greek shipping and oil trading entity on its trade finance facilities with ABN Amro and Standard Chartered Bank


    USD 2.5 billion global business operations and finance restructuring

    Representing Stemcor, the world’s largest independent steel trader, in a USD 2.5 billion global restructuring of its business operations and finances, involving the establishment of a syndicated committed USD 1.1 billion trade finance and borrowing base facility, including the granting of...

    United Kingdom

    USD 850 million European Revolving Credit Facility

    Advising a global commodity trader on its European Revolving Credit Facility for USD 850 million for its trade finance working capital lines

    United Kingdom

Our Trade Finance team

Robert Parson
Robert Parson


Ian Chung
Ian Chung


Justin Tan
Justin Tan


Maurice Thompson
Maurice Thompson


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