Sullivan & Worcester UK LLP Recognized in the 2021 Edition of The Legal 500 UK

Press Release
October 1, 2020

London, UK - Sullivan & Worcester UK LLP's Trade Finance practice has received a Tier 1 ranking in the 2021 edition of The Legal 500 UK. This is the practice’s 7th consecutive top-tier ranking from the leading independent annual legal directory.

In addition, Geoffrey Wynne was again recognized as a Hall of Fame "Leading Individual" with Simon Cook and Mark Norris recognized as "Leading Individuals." The firm was ranked in the Dispute Resolution - Commercial Litigation - Mid-market category in which Marian Boyle was recommended. In addition, Hannah Fearn was named a "Rising Star" in the area of Trade Finance.

Editorial Comments from The Legal 500 UK

Trade Finance
Sullivan & Worcester UK LLP has had a market-leading trade finance since its launch in London six years ago, working in close co-operation with the firm's US-based trade and commodities finance practitioners. Clients praise the firm's "in-depth knowledge of the trade finance market and the secondary market for short-term trade assets," noting that it has "a depth that other law firms do not possess." The practice covers the full range of trade finance structures and instruments from letters of credit to highly structured transactions. It is also involved in cutting-edge developments such as the application of blockchain and fintech technology to the trade finance market.

"They are leaders, not followers," say clients of the practice's lead partners Geoffrey Wynne, Simon Cook, Mark Norris and litigator Marian Boyle - all of whom are highly regarded specialists in this field.

The practice also has a strong roster of junior lawyers coming through the ranks. Managing Associate Hannah Fearn and Senior Associate Sam Fowler-Holmes are recommended as "a great team with deep knowledge of the intricacies of a very specific market."

Trade Finance Client Testimonials
"The team at Sullivan in London has an in-depth knowledge of the trade finance market, and in particular the secondary market for short-term trade assets. They have helped develop industry-standard templates, and contributed to numerous discussions on key topics."

"It has a great team with deep knowledge of the intricacies of a very specific market. Geoffrey Wynne, Hannah Fearn and Sam Fowler-Holmes all stand out."

"The team has good regulatory knowledge on insurance guarantee products, which is key to the project we worked on with them. Geoff Wynne and Hannah Fearn stand out."

Commercial Litigation - Mid-Market
Commercial disputes, insurance and risk management specialist Marian Boyle leads the London disputes practice at Sullivan. The team acts in banking, finance and insurance disputes for major finance, corporate and insurance industry clients; and it consistently handles cross-border disputes, with a particular focus on arbitration.

Commercial Litigation – Mid-Market Client Testimonials
"Marian Boyle is extremely good. Very committed and lovely to deal with."

"A genuine sense of getting the job done with minimum of fuss and cost to the client. Cases are staffed leanly and efficiently. Costs are very reasonable given the quality of the product."

"Considerable expertise in international trade and trade finance-related disputes, with strong international connections and impressive access to expertise in complementary fields (particularly to good expert witnesses)."

About Sullivan
Sullivan & Worcester (Sullivan) is a leading AmLaw 200 law firm. With over 200 attorneys in Boston, London, New York, Tel Aviv and Washington, DC, Sullivan guides organizations that are rewriting the rules. Sullivan’s clients, including Fortune 500 companies and emerging businesses, rely on Sullivan’s strategic vision, comfort with complexity and intense focus on results. As a global law firm, Sullivan’s reach extends beyond the United States. With international practices in the United Kingdom and Israel, Sullivan has represented clients around the world and has a deep bench for working on a variety of matters and issues affecting clients globally. 

Sullivan’s London office is located at Tower 42 in the heart of the City of London. Details are as follows: 25 Old Broad Street, London EC2N 1HQ, Tel: +44 (0)20 7448 1000.

Will Hulbert
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