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Andrew Green

T: +44 20 7809 2639 M: +44 7435 890 846 Email Andrew | vCard Office: London

Andrew Green Associate

Contact details

Andrew Green

Andrew Green
Associate

T: +44 20 7809 2639 M: +44 7435 890 846 Email Andrew | vCard Office: London

Andrew specialises in trade finance, acting for banks, trading houses and businesses across the global commodities supply chain. He advises on the full spectrum of trade finance structures, including traditional facilities, prepayment agreements, receivables financing and repos. In addition, he has experience advising clients on innovative digital trade projects.
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Andrew's trade finance experience includes drafting and negotiating contracts regarding the financing of a wide range of commodities, often in relation to emerging markets. In addition to advising on the terms of financing arrangements, Andrew has experience drafting a wide range of associated contracts, including a wide range of security documentation, including assignments, charges, debentures and parent company guarantees.

Andrew's work on the digital trade side includes assisting clients setting up digital platforms, drafting user agreements and advising on the rapidly evolving legal issues that arise.

Alongside trade finance, Andrew has experience advising commodities clients on the UK and EU financial regulatory perimeter issues that they face, including advise on trading commodity derivatives and whether FCA permissions are required.

Drafting and advising on trade finance arrangements is often linked to underlying commercial contracts for the sale and purchase of the financed commodities. Andrew has experience drafting and negotiating such commercial contracts, in particular LNG master sale and purchase contracts (MSPAs).

  • Commodities
  • Finance
  • Regulation

Advising a leading commodities trading house on the LNG master sale and purchase agreements to be entered with counterparties, as both buyer and seller.

Advising an emerging metals trading platform on the legal issues associated with the ‘digitalisation’ of metals trading, drafting the platform terms and conditions and advising on the associated regulatory issues.

Advising a global merchant commodities firm on the structuring and documentation of a transaction relating to the sale of copper cathodes to a PRC company.

More: Commodities

Advising the Zurich branch of a large international bank on various bilateral facilities and associated security documentation.

Advising one of the world's leading independent commodity firms in connection with an uncommitted revolving stock finance credit facility.

Advising a leading diversified trading group in relation to its borrowing base facility, bilateral facilities and RCF renewals.

Advising a global solutions provider to the international steel industry on an uncommitted bilateral trade finance facility.

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Advising a major North American bank on compliance with the Conflict Minerals Regulation in light of proposed gold trading activities.

Advising a major North American LNG producer on its compliance with UK and European financial regulations concerning its commodity derivatives trading. Also advising same client on related issues concerning market abuse.

Advising a Scandinavian oil and gas producer on its compliance with UK and European financial regulations concerning its hedging activities.

Advising various clients on issues pertaining to data protection in light of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation, including drafting compliant data protection policies.

Advising a prominent commodity trading business on its engagement with a leading exchange regarding the exchange’s changing rules governing its freight indices and its impact on the business’s freight forwarding agreement trading in light of the new rules limiting the sulphur content of maritime fuel promulgated by ‘IMO 2020’.

Advising a leading international bank on the environmental and regulatory issues associated with its entry into certain financing and trading activities concerning lead products.

More: Regulation

  • Banks and banking
  • Energy and natural resources

Market leading transaction advising the commodities arm of a US investment bank in connection with the purchase, delivery, storage and sale of hot rolled steel coils.

Advising the Zurich branch of a large international bank on various bilateral facilities.

Advising a Russian bank on various repo transactions in connection with soft commodities.

More: Banks and banking

Advising one of the oil and gas supermajors in connection with its prepayment facility.

Advising a leading investment bank on its oil repo transaction.

Advising a large LNG trader on its LNG master sale and purchase agreements.

Advising numerous oil and gas companies on regulatory issues associated with commodity derivatives trading.

Advising an emerging metals trading platform on the legal issues associated with the ‘digitalisation’ of metals trading, drafting the platform terms and conditions and advising on the associated regulatory issues.

  • Europe
  • Asia
  • Africa / The Middle East

Advising a leading European bank on its copper sale and purchase contracts.

Issuing true sale opinions on various repo transactions for leading European banks.

Advising a large European bank on its participation in a receivables financing transaction.

Advising a global merchant commodities firm on the structuring and documentation of a transaction relating to the sale of copper cathodes to a PRC company.

Advising the Singapore branch of a global trader in connection with a number of its prepayments and bilateral facilities.

Advising a multinational Chinese banking corporation in connection with its facility agreement relating to a silver pre-financing facility.

Advising a global merchant commodities firm on the structuring and documentation of a transaction relating to the sale of copper cathodes produced in the DRC to a PRC company.

Advising a major commodities trader in connection with a facility with a Zimbabwean borrower.

Providing regulatory advice to a Dubai gold exchange.

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