Trade Commodities & Export Finance

Trade, Commodities & Export Finance - Australia

Legal advice on all elements of trade, commodity and export finance

Our Australian team’s expertise in trade, commodity and export finance law ranges from helping financial institutions to develop their product offering to working with leading corporates across a range of sectors.

We can help both domestic and international clients get their goods to where they are needed quickly and effectively. So, for example, this could involve providing you with up-to-date market intelligence on trade flows or helping to devise highly structured and technical financing products.

A range of lenders, borrowers and export credit agencies benefit from our trade, commodities and export finance lawyers’ advice. In particular we work with clients in the natural resources sector (including coal, nickel, bauxite, iron ore, zinc, copper, aluminium, lead and oil). And we advise clients in the soft commodities and agriculture sector (including wheat, grain, sugar and food production).

Our legal advice on trade, commodities and export finance covers:

  • Letters of credit (LOC) – advising, safekeeping, confirmation, checking and documentation
  • Pre-export finance
  • Export bills
  • Export credit agency (ECA) financing
  • Import bills
  • Shipping guarantees
  • Import financing performance bonds 
  • Bills of lading 
  • Factoring and forfaiting 
  • Credit derivatives
  • Synthetic securitisations.

We have a full team specialising in this area.

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09 February 2018

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