Trade Commodities & Export Finance

Trade Commodities & Export Finance

Partnering for success on import-export credit transactions

With import-export credit volumes on the rise, we have developed a wealth of expertise in this area, particularly within Asia.

Being able to practise Australian, PRC, Hong Kong as well as local law in all the major western European jurisdictions, our commodity, trade and export lawyers provide detailed analysis and commercial solutions. Our experience includes designing financing structures and drafting and negotiating loan and security documents.

Our work highlights include acting for:

  • China Export-Import Bank in preparing standard documentation for buyer’s credit facilities and preferential governmental loans, and on financings to the Angola government and other facilities to offshore borrowers
  • Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) in its granting of a buyer’s credit facility to a Zambian bank
  • China Construction Bank (CCB) in its granting of a buyer’s credit facility to Russian parties and Nigerian parties
  • A financier to the US$ 7.2 billion limited recourse project financing of Roy Hill iron ore mining project located in West Australia’s Pilbara region
  • The financiers, including Eksport Kredit Fonden (Danish ECA), in relation to the AUD 450 million refinancing of the Collgar wind farm in Western Australia
  • China Eximbank in connection with the financing of China's Sinosteel Corporation's US$ 1.3 billon successful bid for Australian iron ore miner Midwest Corporation
  • A Spanish energy multinational group in the financing of the acquisition of Chinese turbines for a wind farm in Brazil, with insurance coverage for the loan agreement granted by Sinosure.
"They know us very well. They understand our position in the negotiation of the deal."

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13 January 2016