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Welcome to the June edition of this quarterly publication that includes a variety of legal and market focused articles on current topics of interest in the world of trade finance.

In this issue, we feature:

  • To trust or not to trust?
  • Trade as an asset class – trade receivables securitisation to the rescue?
  • Commodity Finance: the complete security package
  • Navigating Between East and West: Compliance Strategies for Asia-Pac Financial Institutions
  • Sanctions & Export Controls Update
  • Baker McKenzie partners with the LMA

As always we hope that you enjoy this edition of Baker McKenzie’s Trade Finance Quarterly Insight and invite you to reach out to any of the contributors or indeed anyone else in the team (please see enclosed Key Contacts) should you wish to discuss any of the issues covered in this edition or have any other trade finance related queries.


Luka trained and qualified at another major international law firm before joining Baker McKenzie in September 2009.


Nick Tostivin is Head of the Firm’s Banking & Finance Practice Group in London. He regularly advises clients on all aspects of general bank lending and acquisition finance. Nick is listed as a leading practitioner in his field by Chambers UK, and is likewise recognized for his work by Legal 500 UK.


Michael Foundethakis is the global chair of Baker McKenzie’s Banking & Finance Practice Group. In addition, he heads Banking & Finance in Paris and acts as global head of Trade & Export Finance. Mr. Foundethakis is highly recommended as a leading banking and finance lawyer by Chambers Global, Legal 500, JUVE and IFLR. Additionally, he was the exclusive winner of the ILO Client Choice Award2011 in Banking for Germany. A team led by Michael Foundethakis was awarded Banking, Finance & Restructuring Team of the Year at The African Legal Awards 2015.

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