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.

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