Vanessa Tanaka focuses her practice on energy and commodity markets and structured commodity transactions.
She has extensive experience advising financial institutions, asset managers, and energy and commodity trading companies on a broad range of commodity finance products. Her experience includes structuring commodity repurchase agreements, intermediation arrangements, and prepays and leases, as well as advising on aspects of trade and commodities finance such as borrowing base financings and bilateral loan and letter of credit facilities.
Vanessa also represents leading financial institutions and corporate clients in mergers and acquisitions relating to energy and commodities, including structuring total return swaps and mirror transactions to pass through associated risks. She advises clients on wholesale energy supply contracts and negotiates physical and financial master trading agreements for gas, power, renewable, and financial products.