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Catherine Lang-Anderson



Lang-Anderson Catherine
Catherine Lang-Anderson



Catherine is a partner in the banking and finance team and leads A&O’s trade and commodity finance practice in London. 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 commodity finance 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 2021 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 Leading Individual for Trade and Commodity Finance and Next Generation Partner in Emerging Markets – Legal 500 UK 2021.

Recognised as a leader in supply chain finance - Legal 500

News & insights

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News: 19 OCTOBER 2021

A&O advising Zopa on its USD300 million fundraising led by Softbank Vision Fund 2

Allen & Overy is advising digital bank Zopa on its latest round of fundraising. The bank, which was the world’s first peer-to-peer lender and is one of the UK’s newest digital banks, has raised…

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Publications: 10 SEPTEMBER 2021

Lessons learned on taking security in a commodity finance transaction

In the first article of our Legal Watch Series with Global Trade Review (GTR), Catherine Lang-Anderson and Brandon O’Neil discuss the steps banks can take to manage risk when taking security in a…

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Publications: 03 AUGUST 2021

LIBOR transition: less is more

In the race to remediate, the moment has come for lenders to lighten up on corporate authorisations and legal opinions.

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Publications: 29 MARCH 2021

Sustainable finance: Key considerations for loan documents

As regulators, shareholders, investors and wider society increasingly focus their attention on ESG matters, they have crept up the boardroom agenda of large companies and financial institutions and…

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