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Trade finance - Iraq

Eversheds Sutherland Iraq offices have dedicated trade finance lawyers who provide advice to banks, financial institutions, traders, brokers, ship owners, insurers, producers and industrial end users on all aspects of the financing of trade in hard and soft commodities.

Given our involvement in all aspects of the physical and financial supply chain we are well placed to provide a holistic view of the trade finance issues you face. We have a strong culture of project management and costs transparency and have developed budgeting tools to help clients manage their legal expenditure.

Quality and experience in trade finance

The financing of physical trade is essential for ensuring the smooth flow of goods and commodities from the Middle East to the rest of the world. However, the complexity of the financial (as well as the contractual and regulatory) landscape can create pitfalls for the unwary.

Our trade finance team delivers quality in all areas and includes industry specialists such as the former Head of Trade Finance at a leading global investment bank, a full member of the Academy of Experts on Banking and Structured Trade Finance and the former general counsel of a Middle East oil company.

We offer local knowledge from our office in Baghdad, crucial contacts and a thorough understanding of working in politically sensitive countries and emerging markets. Many of our trade finance lawyers have worked in-house and understand the issues you face. We listen to what you want and then deliver a tailored service that meets your objectives.

Trade finance -areas of expertise

Eversheds Sutherland offers trade finance experience throughout the Middle East. As well as Baghdad and Erbil, we have leading lawyers on the ground in Abu Dhabi, Amman, Doha, Dubai and Riyadh, as well as a strong network of relationship firms to help with;

  • asset based lending and receivables finance
  • export finance 
  • hedging and derivatives 
  • Islamic finance litigation and international arbitration 
  • restructuring 
  • structured trade finance

Trade finance - testimonials

  • acting for a global inspection agency in multiple disputes relating to collateral management operations in Sub-Saharan Africa, including arbitrations in London, Paris and Geneva and associated insurance coverage proceedings 
  • acting for a major international bank in high value arbitration and court proceedings relating to inventory financing, including obtaining interim attachments and associated insurance coverage proceedings 
  • acting for a major international bank in successfully defending a letter of credit claim for over US$16m in connection with the shipment of commodities 
  • advising a major airline in the negotiation of OTC jet fuel derivatives 
  • advising a major international bank on a without recourse trade receivables purchase facility of US$120m to a major listed trading company 
  • advising an international bank on an oil financing to a corporate borrower in Albania 
  • advising on asset financing and leasing on a Shari’ah compliant basis 
  • advising on Islamic tranches in project financing in a number of sectors 
  • advising on mis-selling/valuation issues relating to FX derivatives used to hedge exchange rate risk under an international supply contract

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