Law firm Allen & Overy has promoted two of its lawyers within its trade commodities and export finance group to counsel.

Catherine Lang-Anderson (pictured) is a banking and finance lawyer specialising in trade and commodity finance and emerging markets transactions, and recognised in the Legal 500 UK 2017. She represents major market players across the trade, commodities and supply chain products, including structured commodity finance, receivables finance and restructurings in the commodities sector.

Now based in London, Lang-Anderson previously worked in Allen & Overy’s Moscow office for three years, advising on large and complex financings in the region. Prior to joining the firm in 2010, she was an associate at Dentons.

Tom Longmuir, based in Paris, has also been promoted to counsel. His practice focuses on structured commodity finance, export finance and project finance in emerging markets, with expertise in multilateral risk guarantee products and commodity prepayment structures. He represents commercial banks, ECAs and major sponsors on high-profile finance transactions in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Before joining the company in 2013, Longmuir was an associate at White & Case and previously worked in BNP Paribas’ legal team.

Commenting on the two promotions, Allen & Overy’s Netherlands partner, Niels de Ru, who heads up the trade commodities and export finance group, says: “Both Catherine and Tom are talented lawyers who are well regarded in this market with a passion for providing our clients with the highest standard of advice. This is a fantastic achievement and demonstrates our continued commitment to growing our trade and structured commodity finance offering.”

Lang-Anderson and Longmuir are among 34 of Allen & Overy’s lawyers across 18 offices worldwide who have been promoted to council, all effective May 1.