David is consistently recognised as a leading lawyer in the international banking and finance practice by Chambers and Legal 500. As a partner in our international banking and finance practice in London, focusing on trade and commodity finance. He has extensive experience advising banks and trading companies on trade finance structures across the globe, particularly in emerging markets such as Russia/ CIS, sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America.
David's practice covers financings on a diverse range of commodities such as oil, steel, zinc, copper, soybeans, tobacco, and cocoa. He also supports the work of various Development Finance Institutions (DFIs) operating in the trade and commodity finance space. David has significant experience and knowledge in relation to supply chain finance techniques and export financing (ECA-backed finance).
Areas of Focus
advising The Royal Bank of Scotland plc and others in connection with US$1.5bn limited recourse prepayment facilities for Trafigura Group.
advising Deutsche Bank, Amsterdam Branch as Co-ordinating Mandated Lead Arranger in relation to a €300m borrowing base facility for VDM Metals Group.
advising Société Générale, Geneva as Mandated Lead Arranger in relation to pre-export finance facility for Trans-Oil Group (Moldova).
advising International Finance Corporation in relation to their Global Trade Liquidity Programme initiative launched in April 2009.
advising Natixis as Mandated Lead Arranger in relation to various pre-export financing facilities for Russian Copper Company group.