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A Practitioner's Guide to Trade and Commodity Finance

A Practitioner's Guide to Trade and Commodity Finance
2nd Edition
ISBN:  9780414081017
Published by:  Sweet & Maxwell
Consultant Editor:Geoffrey Wynne
Publication Date:  30 Nov 2021
Subscription Information:  Non-Subscribable Product
Format:  Hardback
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A Practitioner's Guide to Trade and Commodity Finance examines all the main financing structures and many of the more unusual ones, the risks and risk management techniques involved, and how the regulatory regime impacts on what banks, insurers, producers, traders and buyers need to take into account. It covers all aspects of trade and commodity financing, from pre-export financing to enforcement of security and insolvency issues. It provides an in-depth discussion of risk including risk management, risk transfer issues, regulation and due diligence, and considers other related topics such as ownership structures, securitisations, Islamic financing techniques and insurance.
The new edition has been fully updated to reflect changes in law and practice, including the arrival of fintech, new ways to participate transactions, new law and practice in insurance for trade finance and new players in the marketplace. There are new chapters on:
  • Export credit agency financing
  • Fintech in trade finance
  • Participations reflecting the new BAFT Agreements and other forms of risk sharing


  • Chapter 1: Introduction and overview
  • Chapter 2: Pre-export, prepayment and other forms of structured trade finance; ECA Financings
  • Chapter 3: Documentary LCs and doc LC facilities
  • Chapter 4: Standbys, demand guarantees, bonds and governing rules
  • Chapter 5: Warehouse financing
  • Chapter 6: Taking security in emerging markets
  • Chapter 7: Commodity ownership and SPVs
  • Chapter 8: Forfaiting, factoring, discounting
  • Chapter 9: Types of Receivables Financings including buyer led and securitisations
  • Chapter 10: Participations and other forms of risk sharing techniques
  • Chapter 11: Islamic trade finance
  • Chapter 12: Use of insurance in trade finance
  • Chapter 13: The use of fintech in trade finance
  • Chapter 14: Regulatory issues in trade finance
  • Chapter 15: Enforcement of security 
  • Chapter 16: Waivers, standstills and workouts
  • Chapter 17: Insolvency and procedures

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