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Trade Finance

Linklaters’ trade finance experts offer a combination of legal expertise and commercial awareness across a wide range of challenging jurisdictions

The trade finance industry as a whole is becoming more integrated and geographically linked, which plays to our strengths as a global, cross-practice commodities and financing group. Our team has structured trade and export finance experience in virtually every market in the world, allowing us to deliver a complete service on cross-border transactions for our clients. Ranked in the top tier in the Emerging Markets, we are recognised as a firm of choice across the region with offices in the UAE and Warsaw and specialist teams covering: Africa, CIS, CEE, Middle East and Turkey.

Our structured trade finance specialists are part of Linklaters’ dedicated global commodities group which gives them an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the commodities and the commodities markets in which our clients operate. We believe this is fundamental to providing value-added legal advice on any commodities transaction and is combined with our team’s specialist knowledge of cutting-edge financing techniques.

Our team advises on a wide variety of innovative, highly structured transactions, ranging from receivables-backed financings, export and multilateral credits to commodity-based financings. In recent months we have advised on a wide range of commodity-based financings with particular emphasis on advising clients in the distressed environment.

Our recent highlights

A short selection of our recent highlights

  • Glencore: advising on numerous trade commodities and receivable transactions and limited recourse prepayment financings.
  • Varo Energy: advising ING Bank N.V. on a US$2.91bn borrowing base and ancillary guarantee facilities for Varo Energy.
  • Sunrise Foods International: advising on a full rebasing and refinancing of their borrowing base facility.
  • Varo Energy: advising the documentation agent and the security agent of a US$1.125bn borrowing base facility for the Varo Energy Group.
  • Greenergy Fuels: advising a syndicate of banks on a US$950m borrowing base facility agreement between, among others, Greenergy Fuels Limited.
  • PDVSA: advising Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (Asia) Limited in connection with a US$1.5bn financing for PDVSA.

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