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Catherine Lang-Anderson



Lang-Anderson Catherine
Catherine Lang-Anderson



Catherine is a partner in the banking and finance team with a particular focus on trade, commodity and supply chain finance. Catherine acts for a variety of clients across the full range of trade, commodities and supply chain products including trade receivables finance, structured commodity finance and restructurings in the commodities sector. She has advised UK and global industry bodies on legal and regulatory issues affecting the trade and commodity finance community speaks at international industry conferences and contributes to trade finance publications. Catherine was recently invited to speak at the J.P. Morgan Trade Forum on the impact of Brexit on trade and supply chain finance structures.

Catherine regularly advises on BAFT-type participation arrangements. She is also heavily involved in the BAFT organisation and has spoken at their last two annual meetings and advised BAFT on regulatory matters affecting trade and supply chain finance. Catherine also acts for major market players on their supply chain programmes. She has helped a number of global banks develop innovative new products in this area, acts for global corporates in this field and is recognised in Legal 500 UK 2018 for her work in this field.

Ranked in the 50 Female Future Leaders - The FT & Heroes Champions of Women in Business lists 2018.

Catherine is recognised as a Next Generation Partner in both Emerging Markets and Trade and Commodity Finance in Legal 500 UK 2020.

Recognised as a leader in supply chain finance - Legal 500.

News & insights

Publications: 22 MAY 2020

UK Insolvency Reforms and Derivatives: Impact of the prohibition on the operation of termination and certain other provisions

The UK Corporate Insolvency and Governance Bill (CIGB) was introduced to Parliament on 20 May 2020 and proposes to support the real economy by introducing certain reforms to give companies increased…

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Allen & Overy acting as global legal adviser to the French state on its Covid-19 financial support package to strategic companies

News: 22 MAY 2020

A&O advising the French state on its Covid-19 financial support package to strategic companies

Allen & Overy has been appointed as the global legal adviser to the French state as it implements exceptional measures aimed at supporting strategic companies in the country through the Covid-19…

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View of cargo containers at harbour

News: 19 MARCH 2020

A&O wins Best Trade Finance Law Firm

Allen & Overy has been awarded Best Trade Finance Law Firm at the 2020 Trade Finance Global Awards. Selected by an independent external steering committee, A&O was recognised for being one of the few…

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Publications: 24 JUNE 2018

Sustainable lending: a new shade of green

​Sustainable finance is​ a rapidly developing market.  Until recently the market for sustainable finance was made up primarily of bonds (and, to a lesser extent, term loans) funding "green" projects.…

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