Our market leading team advises both lenders and borrowers ― acting for banks, commodities traders, multilateral institutions, multilateral financial institutions and development banks, export credit agencies (ECAs), and governments. We advise on the full range of financing options such as structured trade, commodities, general trade, export, supply chain and receivables financing. Our trade finance advice includes Letters of Credit and other payment mechanisms. Our thorough understanding of the legal relationships between parties enables us to help clients avoid the problems that could potentially lead to a default.
The coming into force of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) has the potential of significantly increasing intra-African trade through progressive elimination of tariffs and non-tariff barriers to trade in goods and liberalisation of trade in services and our trade lawyers are often called upon to provide technical support and advice to multilateral agencies and governments.