Beverly Rudy provides counsel to oil trading companies and financial institutions to help them manage risk, protect their businesses, monetize physical inventories and infrastructure assets. She advises on compliance with regulatory regimes in their commercial, international trade, regulatory and transaction tax matters related to the global trading of oil, petrochemicals and other energy commodities.
Beverly's work spans more than 30 years and the full scope of commercial agreements and structured transactions, including crude oil processing and products offtake, crude oil forward sale, terminaling and throughput and joint venture agreements; inventory financing and consignment arrangements and marketing and distribution contracts. She assists trading companies with myriad regulatory, commercial and credit issues arising from the purchase, sale, storage, exchange, financing, marine transportation and processing of oil liquids and renewable fuels. She also advises clients on the commercial aspects of purchasing oil-related assets and businesses.
Beverly's extensive knowledge of trade issues includes the foreign assets control programs applicable to U.S. persons, extraterritorial sanctions laws, antiboycott laws, short supply controls and other export restrictions. She counsels firms regarding transactions and investments that involve the governments, nationals and products of countries subject to trade sanctions and helps them obtain licenses from the U.S. Department of the Treasury to enter into transactions otherwise prohibited or with respect to blocked property. Beverly also advises her clients on federal taxes and fees due on importation of liquid commodities, state motor fuel, sales and use, gross receipts and oil spill taxes.
Beverly is the co-Chair of Sutherland's Energy Trading team and a member of the firm's Executive Committee.
Sutherland counsels a major energy trader in multitiered deal.
Sutherland represents client in structured finance deal with Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation.
Sutherland represents a non-U.S. company in Iraqi crude enforcement proceedings.