Practice

Trade and Export Finance

As the global economy continues to improve, and funding becomes more readily available from commercial banks, investments into the emerging markets are growing. These commodity rich regions such as Africa, Central and Eastern Europe, Asia, and Latin America require debt financing in order to trade.

Representative experience

Advised Société Générale on US$155m pre-export finance facility to support Trans-Oil group’s commodities purchases (principally of Moldovan origin), storage, and processing for sale to export markets.

Advised African Export Import Bank on US$680m reserve base lending facility to Eroton to fund acquisition of onshore oil and gas extraction licence in Nigeria.

Advised International Finance Corporation in relation to its ongoing Global Trade Liquidity Programme (GTLP) and Critical Commodities Finance Programme (CCFP) initiatives.

Advised Deutsche Bank in relation to a borrowing base financing for VDM Group, a metals producer based in Germany.

Published Works

Challenges faced in trade finance Without Prejudice

Intra-African trade has being described as the key to sustainable economic development in Africa. However, the past few years have been challenging for African trade. As we have seen...

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Press Releases

Hogan Lovells shows significant growth in recognition of individual lawyers in Legal 500 UK rankings

London, 31 October 2017 – Hogan Lovells announced today that the firm has more than doubled its number of recommended individuals included in the Legal 500 UK rankings, from 107 in...

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Hogan Lovells Enhances Banking and Finance Practices With Key New York Hire

New York, 15 August 2017 – Global law firm Hogan Lovells announced today that Ricardo S. Martinez will join the firm’s Global Finance group in the New York office, working in...

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Hogan Lovells advises Proparco on African trade finance first

London, 25 July 2017 – Hogan Lovells has advised Proparco, a subsidiary of the Agence Française de Développement devoted to private sector funding, in relation to a...

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