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Olivier joined HFW in January 2017 from BNP Paribas in Geneva where he held both legal and commercial roles. He leads the finance team at HFW Geneva. With a particular focus on commodities, he regularly advises trading houses, corporates and financial institutions on their bilateral, club and syndicated financings (transactional trade finance, borrowing base, RCF, guarantee and LC facilities, prepayments, margin loans, project finance, export finance and reserve-based lending), and risk transfers through discounting, risk purchase, sub-participations, securitisations and portfolio sales. Olivier also advises on collateral management and warehouse arrangements, inventory finance and repos. His practice covers transactional "new money" deals as well as debt restructuring, enforcement and fraud (civil and criminal).
Since joining us Olivier has become the go to trade finance expert lawyer in the Swiss commodities market, landing theTXF Overall Commodities Finance Deal of the Year 2017 for his work with Sucafina in a borrowing base facility for a value of USD 300 million involving 12 European banks and 14 different jurisdictions.
Over his 20 year career Olivier has worked in all commodity sectors (metals, softs and energy) and is particularly experienced in emerging markets (Eastern Europe, Russia, Central Asia, Africa and Latin America). He is bilingual in English and French and also works in Spanish, Dutch and Russian. Olivier is qualified in England and Wales.