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Emma Bud



Cours de Rive 13-15
6th Floor
1204 Geneva

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Emma works mainly in the commodities sector. She has assisted in a range of transactional and contentious matters, including joint venture disputes, multi-million dollar asset financings, and a variety of insolvency and bankruptcy proceedings. She has also worked on a sequence of complex trust cases, on and offshore. As well as Geneva, Emma has worked in HFW’s London and Paris offices, and studied in Germany. She speaks fluent French, German and Italian, as well as her native English. Prior to joining HFW, Emma studied at UCL, subsequently achieving a distinction in her legal studies.

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Geneva is probably the most important centre in the world for physical commodity trading. As a result it is not only home to a lot of trading companies but it is also a very important centre for trade finance and for chartering. Since our Geneva office opened in 2010, it has been integral to the continued development of the firm's world-renowned shipping and commodities practices. HFW is committed to supporting the trading and shipping interests active in Switzerland and this is reflected in the teaching and seminars our lawyers undertake in Geneva, Zug, Lugano and elsewhere.

The lawyers in our Geneva office include Partners and Associates qualified in England & Wales, Switzerland, Canada, France and Australia, who are familiar with the local business environment and have extensive experience in the legal systems within which their clients operate.

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