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Norton Rose Fulbright

Living Wage
3 MORE LONDON RIVERSIDE, LONDON, SE1 2AQ, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7283 6000
Fax:
Fax 020 7283 6500
DX:
85 LONDON
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Web:
www.nortonrosefulbright.com/uk

Andrew Wood

Tel:
Work 020 7444 3534
Email:
Norton Rose Fulbright

Work Department

Banking and finance; Structured trade and commodity finance

Career

http://www.nortonrosefulbright.com/people/35444


London: Finance

Commodities: physicals

Within: Commodities: physicals

Norton Rose Fulbright is regarded as a strong firm for matters arising from the production, shipping,  transportation, warehousing, collateral management, financing and hedging of physical commodities, and it frequently handles complex disputes and regulatory matters arising from such activities. Among its clients are banks, DFIs, traders, producers and exporters in both emerging and developed markets. The practice is led by Nicholas (Nick) Grandage, who is head of banking and finance for the EMEA region and who has a stellar trade finance practice. He recently acted for Louis Dreyfus Company in in the disposal of its fertilisers and inputs businesses in Europe and Africa to Helios Investment Partners, which included the restructuring of commodity financing structures. Newly promoted partner Andrew Wood specialises in structured finance transactions in the commodities sector. He advised Standard Chartered Trade Services Corporation on an advance payment supply agreement for the purchase of LME-grade metals from an Indian supplier. Also recommended are litigator Neil Miller, newly promoted disputes partner Holly Stebbing and regulatory specialist Jonathan Herbst.

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Emerging markets

Within: Emerging markets

Norton Rose Fulbright excels in handling a broad range of practice areas that put in a prominent position to handle high-value emerging markets transactions from London. Its strengths in trade finance, Islamic finance, infrastructure, mining, commodities, agribusiness and energy, and its in-depth local knowledge in developing markets sees it involved in transactions in Africa, Central and South East Asia and Eastern Europe. Since its merger with Chadbourne & Parke, the London office has also been increasingly involved in deals in Latin America. Charles Whitney specialises in oil and gas, power and renewable energy project financings involving export credit agencies and multilateral financial institutions, notably in Africa, Central Asia and the Middle East. He advised the lenders on combined financings of $2.5bn for the the Southern Corridor Gas project, which includes the Shah Deniz gas field and TANAsP and TAP pipelines. Martin McCann is the firm’s global head of business and his finance practice is exclusively focused on emerging markets. Trade finance expert Nicholas (Nick) Grandage acted for trading house Louis Dreyfus in a financing package provided by Société Générale and Standard Chartered Bank as part of its disposal of businesses in nine African countries. Head of the firm's financial institution international business group Christopher (Chris) Brown, projects partner Mark Berry, who specialises in EPC and EPCM contracts, structured finance specialist Andrew Wood, finance partners Daniel Metcalfe and Madhavi Gosavi, mining and minerals specialist Raj Karia and Middle East and EMEA power projects specialist Chris Down all play key roles in the practice. Senior associate Daniel Giemajner, who handles cross-border project financings and other structured finance transactions in Africa, is a rising star.

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Trade finance

Within: Next generation lawyers

Andrew Wood - Norton Rose Fulbright

Within: Trade finance

Norton Rose Fulbright has a prominent role in structured trade finance transactions and the vastly experienced banking lawyer and practice head Nicholas (Nick) Grandage is one the leading lights in the market. He frequently acts for prominent banks, suppliers and trading houses such as BP, Louis Dreyfus and Citibank. His recent highlights include advising AIG and Standard Chartered Bank on the groundbreaking establishment of the first blockchain-enabled platform for the purchasing of trade finance receivables from a global logistics company. Newly promoted partner Andrew Wood, whom clients describe as 'responsive, straightforward and very frank', specialises in structured finance transactions in the trade and commodity sector and frequently handles pre-export and prepayment finance deals, as well as supply chain and receivables financings and borrowing base transactions for clients such as Rosneft, Gazprom Neft, Standard Chartered Bank and HSBC. He acted alongside senior associate Richard Wilkes  for the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development on the EBRD Trade Facilitation Programme, which involved the drafting and negotiation of documentation for issuance facilities and revolving credit agreements. The practice also calls upon the extensive knowledge of of Jonathan Herbst, who is the firm's global head of financial services; dispute resolution specialist Neil Miller; regulatory expert Hannah Meakin; and structured finance partner Daniel Franks.

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