Gudmund Bernitz#371

Gudmund Bernitz

Gudmund is a member of HFW's finance group acting for a wide range of finance providers and borrowers on asset and export financings as well as general bank lending. He also advises a variety of corporates, particularly in the shipping and offshore sectors, on sale and purchase, charters, building contracts and other commercial matters.

He has spent time on secondment to HSBC's Project and Export Finance Department, the Shipping Finance Department of DVB Bank and WesternGeco's Marine Legal Team.

Gudmund is qualified as a Solicitor in England & Wales and as an Advokat in Sweden.
Contributed to


Shipping finance—Export Credit Agency financing
Shipping finance—Export Credit Agency financing
Practice notes

This Practice Note explains the role of Export Credit Agencies (ECAs) in shipping finance and looks at which ECAs are the most active in shipping finance, the nature and types of support they offer and the benefits of ECA financing. It also explains the key structures and documentation issues, including the security package, to consider in ECA financings for shipping finance.

Practice Area


  • Contributing Author

Qualified Year

  • 2008


  • Law Society of England & Wales
  • Swedish Bar Association


  • University of Oxford, MA

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