Trade Finance Consulting, s.r.o.

Consultancy company focusing on short term trade finance. It has been established by its founder & owner & managing director Mr. Pavel Andrle, renowned international trade finance trainer and consultant.

international trade finance trainer and consultant

Mr. Pavel Andrle, BSc., LL.M, is the founder & owner & managing director of consultancy company Trade Finance Consulting, s.r.o. He also serves as Secretary to the Banking Commission of ICC Czech Republic which he regularly represents at ICC Banking Commission meetings abroad. He chaired working groups of ICC CR which revised translations of various ICC rules for trade finance such as UCP 500, UCP 600, eUCP, ISP98, URDG 758, URF 800 and other ICC Banking Commission documents into Czech language. In October 2014, Mr. Andrle was appointed as Secretary to the Commission on Commercial Law and Practice of ICC Czech Republic.

Mr. Pavel Andrle is an international trade and finance consultant and lecturer. He has worked for a number of leading local and international banks in various positions (e.g. as a trade finance specialist, head of trade finance, trade finance risk manager, in-house trainer). He has been a frequent lecturer in Documentary Credits, Bank Guarantees & Trade Finance for the Banking Institute, Institute of Foreign Trade Transport & Forwarding, ICC CR and Chamber of Commerce of Czech Republic. He is a regular facilitator in seminars abroad in English for ICC National Committees, Bank Associations and Chambers of Commerce world-wide.  Mr. Andrle has conducted seminars and consultancy services in more than 60 countries of the world.

He has been deeply involved in the revision of UCP as a member of UCP 600 Consulting group which was formed by experts from all over the world. In years 2010-2011 he served as a member of the ICC Banking Commission technical advisors who drafted official ICC Banking Commission Opinions on ICC Rules.

He has been involved in development of URBPO as a member of the ICC Banking Commission Consulting group on BPO and also URF (Uniform Rules for Forfaiting) as a member of the Consulting Group on URF. Nowadays, he is a member of ICC Task Force on Guarantees, also a member of new cross-industry Supply Chain Forum Working Group and a member of IFTA (International Forfaiting and Trade Association).

Mr. Andrle has been also involved in the revision of Incoterms® 2010 and  Incoterms® 2020. He has been engaged in the official translation of Incoterms® 2010 and 2020 into Czech language and has delivered numerous seminars on Incoterms 2000, Incoterms 2010 and recently on Incoterms 2020, both in Czech Republic and abroad. He is an official ICC certified lecturer on Incoterms 2020.

He is author of the publication “Documentary Credits – a Practical Guide” published by Grada Publishing, a.s. (7 editions). He has written “Commentary to UCP 500 in the light of ISBP and other ICC Banking Commission documents” and “Commentary to UCP 600” published by ICC CR (all in the Czech language). His book on “Examination of documents under Documentary Credits” has been published in the second updated edition (in English language).

He is an appointed ICC CR expert to reply to enquiries related to Documentary Credits and Trade and Structured Finance – development of technical assistance consultancy services of ICC CR to banks, carriers, insurance companies and traders. It includes advisory services and in-house technical assistance in banks and companies.

He is a frequent DOCDEX Expert of ICC Centre for Expertise with ICC International Arbitration Court, ICC Paris, also an arbitrator with Vilnius Arbitration Court, Lithuania. He has been an active trainer under the Global Trade Finance program of IFC (International Finance Corporation – a member of World Bank Group). He has delivered trainings and/or consultancy services to many other developing financial institutions such as Afreximbank, African Development Bank, Black Sea Trade Development Bank, and Trade Developing Bank.

In November 2018 he was appointed to the Editorial Advisory Board of Documentary Credit World, the world’s leading magazine on documentary credits, standbys and guarantees. Mr. Andrle also serves as the lead tutor in the Finance of International Trade with the electronic Business School International.