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“Maintain[s] its strength in . . . structured trade finance.”

Legal 500 Asia Pacific


Trade finance in our blood 

Structured trade finance is an area of considerable focus for Deacons, and we have gained experience in a wide range of complex deals. 

Trade is the life blood of Hong Kong. So it is not surprising that the jurisdiction is also a hub for trade finance. And this means that Deacons, as Hong Kong’s own world-class law firm, has had plenty of opportunity to develop world-class experience in trade financing transactions of all kinds. 

Our strong position in this area has been widely recognised, including with the award of Trade Finance Law Firm of the Year from Trade Finance Magazine. Independent guides like Legal 500 Asia Pacific and IFLR 1000 also rank Deacons highly for finance, and mention our trade finance experience. However, it is the positive feedback we receive from our clients which is most important – as IFLR 1000 notes, Deacons “gathers good feedback from its client base, with one of them praising ‘their depth of local touch and network within Hong Kong’.”

Deacons’ talented lawyers advise on all elements of structured trade finance, from straightforward commodities-based financing, and transactions involving export credits, to highly structured receivables-backed deals. We also prepare standard form trade finance documents for banks and other clients. Recent examples of our work include: 

  • Assisting a number of commodities trading companies, based in both Hong Kong and Europe, in connection with trade finance transactions involving various commodities, including copper and aluminium; 
  • Advising major Japanese, European and Asian banks on developing new and innovative structured trade finance products including online platforms. 

If you would like to discuss how we could help your company with its trade finance needs, we would be delighted to hear from you. 

Structured Trade Finance SERVICES