Legal Documentation in Trade Finance

Legal Documentation in Trade Finance

Andy Sweeney

20 years: Trade finance & banking

In Trade Finance the documentation is the same regardless of the transaction size. In this video, Andy explains the different types of documentation required for a transaction.

In Trade Finance the documentation is the same regardless of the transaction size. In this video, Andy explains the different types of documentation required for a transaction.

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Legal Documentation in Trade Finance

4 mins 11 secs

Overview

In order to transact successfully, you need to be able to originate and manage transactions from the initial call through to successful repayment. Legal documentation is required to define the relationship between the client and the financier at each stage of the transaction. The main forms are: the Trade Finance Facility Agreement (TFF), the Security Agreement and the Facility Agreement.

Key learning objectives:

  • Explain the purpose of each agreement

  • Identify the main legal agreements in trade finance

  • Recognise the additional documentation required to satisfy each agreement

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Andy Sweeney

Andy Sweeney

Andy began his career at Citigroup Global Markets as a money market trader. He then joined RBC Capital Markets and subsequently Mizuho working in bond syndication. After leaving banking, Andy joined a trade finance team to advise on structuring a bond. Since then, Andy has joined Blackstar, where he advises corporates on structuring trade finance.

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