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Andrew Wood


Andrew Wood


T:+44 20 7444 3534

Andrew Wood is a banking lawyer based in London. He has extensive experience in structured finance transactions with a particular focus on all areas of trade and commodity finance including pre-export and pre-payment finance, ownership finance and borrowing base, inventory and receivables transactions and commodity sale and purchase arrangements. Andrew advises lenders, trading companies and producers in cross-border transactions in emerging and developed markets.

Andrew also has extensive asset finance and general banking finance experience.

Andrew is named as a Next Generation Lawyer for Trade Finance by Legal 500 UK 2017.

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  • Representative experience
    • Advising a major state-owned oil company on its multi-billion dollar prepayment arrangements with various major traders under long-term oil supply agreements.
    • Advising a major state-owned oil company on various multi-billion dollar prepayment arrangements with an overseas supplier.
    • Advising EBRD in respect of its Trade Facilitation Programme.
    • Advising the Lenders and hedge providers in respect of a US$1 billion oil borrowing base facility over oil and products secured over a number of European, North African and Middle Eastern locations.
    • Advising the Lenders in relation to a financing related to a Ghanaian oil refinery.
    • Advising various European banks in connection with their supply chain finance facilities in a number of jurisdictions.
    • Advising a UK bank in relation to various on-lending structures in Africa.
    • Advising a trade finance bank in respect of a facility to a global soft commodity trader in Africa.
    • Advising an international bank in connection with financing and marketing arrangements relating to mining production in Africa.
    • Advising an international bank in various receivables purchase and supply chain structures with various customers.
    • Advising various banks in connection with their template trade finance bilateral documentation and LC issuance facilities.
  • Admissions
    • Solicitor, qualified in England & Wales