LONDON – Reed Smith today welcomes the addition of Omar Al-Ali as a partner in the Energy and Natural Resources Group in London. Omar specialises in structured trade and commodities finance, and joins from Simmons & Simmons.

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Omar, who has been practising law for over 15 years, has extensive experience advising clients on trade and commodities finance products across a broad range of jurisdictions and asset classes. His experience includes advising on borrowing base financings, pre-export financings, prepayment financings, numerous receivables financing structures and commodities repos, as well as a number of other aspects of trade and commodities finance, such as bilateral loan and letter of credit facilities, payment instruments, participation structures, the securitisation of receivables purchase arrangements and the treatment of certain products for regulatory capital purposes.

“The addition of Omar further cements our reputation as a go-to international structured trade and commodities finance practice. Omar is a talented lawyer with strong client relationships and we’re thrilled to have him on board”, said Praj Samant, Global Chair of the Energy and Natural Resources group.

“Reed Smith was a natural fit for the expansion of my practice. Its outstanding global energy and natural resources platform, top-tier clients and renowned commodities practice, will provide excellent support and a strong network from which to further service my clients”, said Omar Al-Ali.

Reed Smith is widely recognised as having a pre-eminent international structured trade and commodities finance practice. Omar will join a global practice consisting of partners, Jonathan Solomon in London, Mike Brown and Matthew Petrillo in Chicago and Jessica Kenworthy in Singapore.