Roman Chapaev is a commodities, finance and corporate counsel.
Extensive experience in the commodities markets, including oil, metals and softs across Africa, the Americas, Europe and the CIS.
Roman works on commercial, corporate and finance transactions for traders and banks, including long-term off-takes, warehouse / throughput agreements, all types of prepayment, trade finance and borrowing base facilities, acquisition financings, share purchase and option agreements and complex debt restructurings.
He also provides advice on regulatory and compliance matters, such as derivatives, anti-dumping and competition, collective investments schemes / alternative investment funds, financial promotion and data protection.
Roman has recently worked with fintech projects, advising on securities markets legislation and structuring the business.
His professional background includes English and US law firms in London, acting as consultant for a multilateral development bank and commercial counsel in Geneva for a major independent commodities trading house.
He has contributed to published works on financial markets (such as Financial Markets and Exchanges law (Oxford University Press), securities markets (Law in Transition, EBRD) and arbitration (American Review of International Arbitration).
He is qualified to practice, and provides advice on, English law. Roman also covers EU-level regulations. He holds a doctoral degree from the University of London.