Robert Parson

Partner, Head of Commodity and Trade Finance Team
Clyde & Co LLP

Robert focuses on commodity and trade finance law, structuring deals and complex cross-border financing arrangements for many of the world’s major banks, traders, exporters and other participants in the global trade market. He is frequently called upon to advise in the default and restructuring of complex, cross-border trade financings and payment instruments, and has been called upon to advise in relation to complex credit issues in some of the landmark letter-of-credit cases in the English courts over the past decade. With over 25 years' experience Robert has an unrivalled knowledge of trade and commodities and the financial structures which support the industry. He continues to assist clients in the leading innovative projects in international trade, advising on digital trade finance, dematerialization of transport and other key documents in the storage and ownership of goods sold internationally as well as the integration of traders, financiers and third party service providers in digital contracts. His firm has pioneered the coding of smart contracts in insurance and other parts of the trade cycle. Robert regularly publishes and speaks on trade and trade finance issues and is editor of the legal journal Finance and Credit Law.