Olivier Bazin is a partner of HFW’s Geneva office. He is a finance lawyer with more than 15 years’ experience in trade, commodities and emerging markets. He has gained extensive transactional experience in corporate finance and structured trade finance, advising both financiers and borrowers. He is particularly skilled in cross-border finance transactions; structuring and negotiating transactions in the transport, agri, oil and gas, metals and mining sectors; and advising on debt restructuring and work-out situations. Olivier also has experience in secured lending in the logistics and rail sectors. He spent 10 years with a leading London finance law firm, including four years in their Moscow office, before joining BNP Paribas (Suisse) SA in Geneva, as in-house counsel. At BNPP he was a senior English Counsel in the corporate and investment banking division, and latterly head of legal – Eastern Europe. Olivier is qualified in England and Wales, and speaks various languages including French, Russian and Spanish.