Jessica Kenworthy’s practice covers a broad range of financing, and she specialises in complex commodity financings and ship financings.
Jessica has been involved in a wide range of commodity finance-related transactions, in particular acting for lenders, trading houses and multilaterals. Recent transactions include international structured trade financings and pre-export, prepayment, receivables and limited recourse structures in emerging markets, with a particular focus on transactions in Southeast Asia, China, Indonesia, India and Mongolia, as well as transactions in the CIS, Africa and South America.
Jessica has worked on a number of award-winning deals, including deals in Indonesia, Mongolia, Greece, Ukraine and China. As well as working in London, Jessica has spent nine years practicing in Singapore and two and a half years practicing in Switzerland.
Jessica’s practice also covers ship finance. She has handled a large number of ship sale/purchase transactions, as well as the financing of newbuildings and second-hand vessels (both debt and sale and leaseback structures involving time charters, CVCs and contracts of affreightment).
Jessica is recognized as a rising star for Singapore Banking and Finance work in the IFLR1000 Financial and Corporate rankings for 2019-2020 and was recognised by The Legal 500 for 2019-2020 in respect of structured trade finance prior to her move to our firm. She also won the sole award for Singapore Finance and Securitization at the 2018 and 2019 Client Choice Awards, a global awards body that states that it “recognizes those law firms and partners around the world that stand apart for the excellent client care they provide and the quality of their service”.