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Trade, Export & Commodity Finance

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At CMS we combine our sector expertise across fields such as energy and utilities, natural resources and agribusiness, with a wealth of experience in the full range of financing products offered to traders, exporters and producers.

We support a broad spectrum of participants in the commodities market – from the world’s largest traders to global investment and development banks, specialised funds and other financial institutions.

Whether you are doing an innovative, highly structured transaction, such as receivables-based financings, export and multilateral credits or commodity-based financings such as prepayment, borrowing base or reserve base facilities, we will be able to provide tailored advice across the globe and particularly in emerging markets.

We recognise that financial institutions require solutions tailored to their specific credit risk requirements, and we work closely with our specialised teams within CMS in providing detailed advice and legal due diligence to support proposed financings.

Unique among our competitors, our market-leading insurance lawyers work closely with our finance lawyers, to advise financial institutions in respect of the commercial, political and economic risk factors, and in the arrangement and negotiation of appropriate insurance products.

We are particularly experienced at guiding clients through the various forms of investment protection offered by insurance, contractual provisions and international law, for credit risk hedging purposes.

Highlights of our experience in Trade, Export & Commodity in the UK
Amromco, and its parent First Reserve Corporation on the financing of its Romanian onshore oil and gas reserves (the first ever RBL facility in South East Europe).ING and UniCredit, the joint coordinators...
Law-Now: Trade, Export & Commodity Finance
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Insurance Legislation Zone
The Insurance Act 2015, Consumer Insurance (Disclosure and Representations) Act 2012 and Third Parties (Rights against Insurers) Act 2010 introduced major changes to insurance law in the UK. These include changes to the duty of fair presentation, insurers’ remedies for breach of warranty and fraudulent claims, the time within which insurance claims must be paid and a new regime for third party claims against insurers.Our Insurance Legislation Zone offers an easy to use one-stop resource, outlining the changes and providing analysis of cases decided under the new legislation.
CMS UK launches Brexit checklists
With only a month to go until the referendum on Britain’s membership of the EU, the political debate is intensifying as both the remain and leave groups put forward their cases.Today, we are launching...