Sullivan Widens its Finance Offering in London
London, UK, November 14, 2013 - Sullivan is pleased to announce the appointment of Mark Norris as a partner in its London office, focusing on structured export credit finance, structured trade and commodity finance in emerging markets, and acquisition finance. He joins the firm from Squire Sanders.
Mark joins the London finance team led by partners Geoff Wynne and Simon Cook expanding the current focus of trade and export finance.
Recognised by both the UK Legal 500 and Chambers UK for his finance expertise, Mark advises financial institutions, funds, corporate borrowers, agents and trustees, and national and international organisations on domestic and cross border structured finance throughout Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
Chambers UK, 2014 recognises Mark as a leading lawyer, quoting a client who comments that he “consistently demonstrates ‘commercial effectiveness, a willingness to be flexible and significant experience and understanding of export credit agency finance.’”
Mark’s work in the structured trade, expert credit and acquisition finance includes significant financings in Africa and Europe. In addition to the UK, he has spent a number of years living and practising in the Czech Republic, Germany and Russia.
“Mark’s export credit and acquisition finance experience adds considerable breadth and strength as we go to market. He has worked on some very significant financings over the years and his experience advising lenders will be invaluable as the London trade finance team starts to build momentum,” commented Geoff Wynne, head of Sullivan’s London office.
“The firm’s international trade finance practice is significantly strengthened by the addition of our three well known, well respected trade finance experts in London,” commented Mike Sullivan, joint head of Sullivan’s trade finance practice. “Mark’s arrival will help broaden our appeal to clients looking to finance transactions across Europe, the Middle East and Africa.”
Mark added: “Joining the London office of Sullivan as it develops its practice internationally is an exciting challenge. Geoff and Simon are very well known in this market and I look forward to working with them to help build a world class structured trade and export finance offering for clients looking to do business across the emerging markets, globally.”
Sullivan is a leading corporate law firm advising clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies to emerging businesses. With 185 lawyers in Boston, London, New York and Washington, D.C., the firm offers services in a wide range of areas, including corporate finance, banking, trade finance, securities and mutual funds, litigation, mergers and acquisitions, tax, real estate and REITs, private equity and venture capital, bankruptcy, environment and natural resources, climate change, renewable energy and water resources, regulatory law, and employment and benefits.
Sullivan's London office is located at Tower 42 in the heart of the City. Details are as follows: 25 Old Broad Street, London EC2N 1HQ, Tel: +44 (0)20 7448 1000.