Nick Budd is a retired partner of two well-known international law firms, SNR Denton LLP (formerly Denton Wilde Sapte) and White & Case LLP. Mr. Budd was the founder and head of the White & Case International Trade and Commodity Finance Group and a senior partner of the Denton Wilde Sapte International Commodity and Trade Finance Practice Group. Mr. Budd is one of several White & Case and Denton Wilde Sapte partners to have been continually listed in the Euromoney "Guide to the World's Leading Banking Lawyers”. He worked with the major international banks, commodity trading companies and many other major industrial, mining and agri-business clients in the preparation of loan documentation, the design and implementation of related commodity risk management (hedging) facilities, and perfection of security interests in metals, oil, chemicals, grain, oil seeds, coffee, cocoa, sugar and other movable collateral in nearly 30 countries. He has advised international organizations such as IFC, CFC and UNCTAD.