Japan & Asia
Through our network of offices around EMEA we have staff dedicated to working with and meeting the needs of subsidiaries, affiliates, joint ventures and branches of Japanese and other Asian corporations doing business in the region. Multi-lingual staff are very familiar with the needs of such companies operating a long way from home and provide a valuable, relationship-based service covering the whole range of commercial banking products often working in partnership with SMBC branches in Japan and Asia which hold relationships with the parent companies.
Russia & CIS
SMBC group has been active in the region for many years, establishing its local representative office in Moscow in 2005. ZAO Sumitomo Mitsui Rus Bank ("SMBCR") which was launched in 2009, now has more than 70 staff. SMBC has a solid track record of originating and developing corporate, trade and structured finance business, especially in oil and gas, chemical and petrochemical, metals and mining, telecommunication and infrastructure, financial institutions, transportation, shipping and aircraft sectors.
SMBC group has become one of the most active and recognised players in the European wholesale financial market. Our corporate banking department for Europe has well established relationships with sovereign and corporate customers alike, covering the majority of industries. Global clients are able to benefit from our extensive international branch network.
SMBC group has been active on the continent for many years, establishing the Cairo representative office in 1975, and the Johannesburg representative office in 1996. We have an extensive track record of providing corporate and structured finance solutions across the African continent and have developed strong relationships with clients across many countries including, but not limited to, South Africa, Nigeria, Ghana, Angola, Mozambique, Namibia, Botswana as well as North Africa. We ensure that our clients are able to benefit from our extensive international footprint and have access to the latest global financing techniques. Key industries in which we specialise include oil and gas, commodities, infrastructure, telecommunications, mining and financial institutions.
SMBC group has had a presence in the Middle East for over 30 years. We ensure our clients in the region receive both the traditional products which serve their day-to-day requirements, as well as having access to the latest financing techniques developing globally.