Structured Trade and Commodity Finance Associate

Norton Rose Fulbright
South East England
18 Oct 2016
22 Oct 2016
Contract Type
Full Time

The Team

Our award winning practice is working at the cutting edge of the market. Given the variety of the work and the rapidly evolving market and client base, the nature of our work is constantly changing. Our practice spans both developed and emerging markets but is increasingly focused on emerging markets.

Recent awards and recognition include:

Best Global Structured Trade/Commodity Finance Law Firm, Trade Finance Magazine 2010 - 2015
Best Structured Trade Finance law firm, Global Trade Review Magazine 2015
Global Mining Law Firm of the Year Who's Who Legal Awards, 2012, 2013 and 2014
Firm of the year for Projects, Energy and Natural Resources Legal 500 UK Awards 2014
Top Tier Firm for Infrastructure, Mining and Minerals & Trade Finance Legal
European and African Social Infrastructure deal of the Year 2014 IJ Global

The Role

The role will entail the following:

Transactions range from bilaterals to US$ billion + syndicated facilities as well as structured financial products
Drafting and negotiating finance documents such as facility agreements, supply chain financing, security and intercreditor arrangements for trade and commodity finance transactions
The work of the group is predominantly cross border, with a focus on emerging markets, so the role includes liaison with foreign counsel
The role will also involve day to day client contact with teams at major international banks and corporates
Clients include banks such as Standard Chartered, Barclays, JP Morgan, HSBC and corporates such as Trafigura and Louis Dreyfus

Skills and Experience Required

English or other common law qualified
Experience of secured lending transactions
Commodities and trade finance experience is helpful, but not essential, so experience of asset finance or leveraged finance transactions would meet the requirements of the role
Experience of cross border transactions also helpful, but not essential

Diversity and Inclusion

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Norton Rose Fulbright

Norton Rose Fulbright is a global legal practice. We provide the world's pre-eminent corporations and financial institutions with a full business law service. We have more than 3800 lawyers based in over 50 cities across Europe, the United States, Canada, Latin America, Asia, Australia, Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia.

Recognized for our industry focus, we are strong across all the key industry sectors: financial institutions; energy; infrastructure, mining and commodities; transport; technology and innovation; and life sciences and healthcare.

Wherever we are, we operate in accordance with our global business principles of quality, unity and integrity. We aim to provide the highest possible standard of legal service in each of our offices and to maintain that level of quality at every point of contact.

Norton Rose Fulbright LLP, Norton Rose Fulbright Australia, Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP, Norton Rose Fulbright South Africa Inc and Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP, each of which is a separate legal entity, are members ('the Norton Rose Fulbright members') of Norton Rose Fulbright Verein, a Swiss Verein. Norton Rose Fulbright Verein helps coordinate the activities of the Norton Rose Fulbright members but does not itself provide legal services to clients.

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