Janet Butterworth is a structured finance and banking lawyer based in Paris.
Janet has recently re-joined our Paris practice in June 2014 (after spending 11 years with another Paris based law firm), having qualified both as a solicitor and a French avocat in 1992. Janet advises both on English and French law transactions.
Janet has particular experience in domestic and international banking and structured finance transactions, with a particular focus on structured trade and commodities finance (including oil and gas, metals and soft commodities). She acts regularly for leading French and international banks and financial institutions, along with large trading houses, oil companies and multi-national companies in relation to their trading activities.
Janet advises clients on different types of structured finance transactions (bilateral and syndicated) including pre-export financing, borrowing base facilities, reserve based lending, letter of credit facilities, along with the related international security packages.
Janet also has a vast experience of financing transactions in Africa, both in the English speaking East African jurisdictions (Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, Sierra Leone, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Tanzania and Ethiopia), but also in the sub-Saharan francophone countries subject to the “OHADA” system of uniform laws (in particular, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ivory Coast, Senegal, Cameroon, Niger, Burkina Faso, Mali, Guinea Conakry, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon). Janet also has experience in North Africa in Mauritania, Tunisia, Algeria and Morocco.
Janet has also worked significantly on structured commodities financings transactions in the Middle East.