Geraldine Butac specialises in trade and commodity finance, advising banks, specialist financial institutions and corporates on a variety of financing structures and products.

Her experience includes undertaking client secondments at two leading trade/commodity finance banks in Rotterdam and London, and she has also worked in Hong Kong.

She is recommended in the current edition of The Legal 500 UK.

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  • Advising a leading coal trader on a US$80 million Indonesian coal prepayment financing.
  • Reviewing and redrafting a suite of template trade and commodity finance and security documents for a major French bank.
  • Advising a major commodities trader on various multimillion-dollar committed and uncommitted letter of credit facilities for crude oil and refined products.
  • Producing template sale and repurchase agreements in respect of oil on ship and oil in storage.
  • Reviewing and redrafting a template receivables purchase agreement for a major French bank.
  • Advising on an “intervention” crude oil financing to a major oil refinery.
  • Reviewing and drafting template silent confirmation agreements for major Asian and French banks.
  • Acting for a major multinational agribusiness on a US$100 million US corn repo.
  • Advising a leading Asian bank on a silent payment guarantee for a global commodities trader.


  • BPP Law School, London, Legal Practice Course
  • King’s College London, LL.B.


  • England and Wales, 2005
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