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Catherine Lang-Anderson

Partner

She acts for a variety of clients across the full range of trade, commodities and supply chain products including prepayment facilities, structured commodity finance, trade receivables and supply chain finance and restructurings in the commodities sector.

She has advised UK and global industry bodies on legal and regulatory issues affecting the trade and commodity finance community, speaks frequently at international industry conferences and contributes to trade and commodity finance publications. 

Catherine is recognised as a ‘Leading Individual’ for Trade and Commodity Finance and ‘Next Generation Partner’ in Emerging Markets by Legal 500 UK (2024) an and noted as “a wonderful leader and adviser” leading a team that is “commercial, innovative and always responsive”. 

Experience

Representative matters

The trade finance lenders on the provision of USD300m new money facilities, combining a borrowing base facility, a margin line facility to support commodity hedging, and a trade instruments facility as part of the USD1.6bn restructuring of ED&F Man Group.

An automotive brand, the Swedish electric performance car brand, on a USD950m three-year loan facility provided by a syndicate of leading international banks. The financing provides an automotive brand with the funds it requires to finance the next stage of its development and covers a large majority of its estimated finance needs. This follows a EUR350m uncommitted green trade finance facility we advised them on previously to support the import of electric vehicles (EVs) into Europe and North America. 

The lenders on a USD1.1bn global borrowing base facility secured by various commodities, including carbon emission credits, held across Europe and the United States.

Brookfield-owned Greenergy Fuels, a leading producer and supplier of fuels, including waste-based biodiesel and renewables on the refinancing of its existing USD650m term and borrowing base facilities with a new financing package comprising a receivables purchase facility, and inventory monetisation framework and a new senior facilities agreement.

A multinational financial institution on a GBP450m sustainability-linked supply chain finance (SCF) programme. The first UK retailer to offer its supply base sustainability-linked supply chain finance.

Leadership Positions And Professional Affiliations

The Law Society of England and Wales
Recognition
Leading individual for Trade and Commodity Finance
Emerging Markets Legal 500
Next generation partner
Emerging Markets Legal 500

Awards

  • Trade Finance Global (TFG) Award 2022 - Best Trade Finance Deal of the Year
  • TFG Trade, Treasury and Payments Awards 2023 - 'Best Trade Law Firm' and 'Diversity and Inclusion in Trade'
  • GTR Leaders in Trade 2023 Winner - ‘Best Law Firm’ for Trade or Supply Chain Finance

Qualifications

Admissions

Admitted as solicitor, England and Wales, 2008
Disclaimer
A&O Shearman was formed on May 1, 2024 by the combination of Shearman & Sterling LLP and Allen & Overy LLP and their respective affiliates (the legacy firms). Any matters referred to above may include matters undertaken by one or more of the legacy firms rather than A&O Shearman.