Sullivan & Worcester UK LLP Top Ranked in The Legal 500 United Kingdom 2023 for Trade Finance

Press Release
September 28, 2022

London - Sullivan & Worcester UK LLP's trade & export finance practice has received a Tier 1 ranking in the 2023 edition of The Legal 500 UK. This is the practice’s ninth top tier ranking in a row from this leading independent annual legal directory.

In addition, Geoffrey Wynne was again recognized in the ‘Hall of Fame’ for ‘Leading Individuals' with Simon Cook and Mark Norris recognized as 'Leading Individuals,' partner Sam Fowler-Holmes included as a 'Next Generation Partner' and managing associate Hannah Fearn again named a 'Rising Star' for trade finance.

Editorial comments from The Legal 500 UK, 2023 regarding Sullivan’s trade & export finance practice include:

Sullivan & Worcester LLP has 'deep expertise in trade and working capital finance in the UK market, and a good understanding of how technology is evolving in this space.'

One client remarks that the firm is 'widely recognised as the best and most prestigious law firm in the trade finance space, its knowledge is unrivalled and it covers all areas from the plain vanilla of LCs, guarantees and receivables finance, to the most complex structured trade finance.'

The firm has the largest dedicated team in trade finance in London and is involved in the full range of work, including the development cutting-edge trade finance platforms.

Geoffrey Wynne (who is 'very present and active within the whole market'), Simon Cook (who 'has a good commercial understanding of the market'), infrastructure finance partner Mark Norris and the 'commercially minded and clear' Sam Fowler-Holmes are the key practitioners. Wynne and managing associate Hannah Fearn acted for the ITFA Insurance Committee on its development of a Basel III trade credit insurance policy form.

And trade finance client testimonials include:

'Sullivan is widely recognised as the best and most prestigious law firm in the trade finance space. Their trade finance knowledge is unrivalled and they are often leading the way in terms of advocacy together with the likes of the ITFA, which is the global trade finance industry body.'

'They have deep expertise in trade and working capital finance in the UK market, which was invaluable in assisting us in establishing our funding structure and supporting legal documentation.'

‘Geoff Wynne – recognised Trade Finance expert. Is very present and active within the whole market. Easy to work with.'

‘Simon Cook is a well-known active member of the trade finance network. His presence at industry events is longstanding. He has a good commercial understanding of the market and underlying products and can give good advice based on this experience. Similar can be said for Geoff Wynne.'

'Sam Fowler-Holmes brings great knowledge in the area of trade and working capital finance and is very clear when setting out legal considerations and potential risks. He is commercially minded in his approach, which is critical to the way we work and think.'

'All the Sullivan staff we deal with are thought leaders and some of the most knowledgeable professionals in the industry. Asides from their technical knowledge, they are also extremely approachable and often available at short notice.'

'A well-established team with trade finance specialisation. Very visible in the market and they take care to engage with their clients and the market as a whole.'

'Great team to work with, commercial approach and have deep knowledge of structured financial transactions, with a good international network for cross border deals.'

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’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 represents clients around the world on a wide variety of matters and issues affecting them globally.

In London, the office’s market-leading and multiple award-winning trade finance practice is the premium provider of legal advice in relation to trade, export and commodity finance transactions to major trade finance banks and other financial institutions, funds, corporate borrowers, agents and trustees, and national and international organisations. The team’s unique offering includes an integrated insurance and dispute resolution service handling both transactional and contentious instructions.

The firm hosts bi-monthly webinars for 100+ clients, addressing key trade and export finance issues, as well as writing its Talking Trade Finance blog and contributing to industry events.

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.

For further information please visit the firm’s website, as well as LinkedIn and Twitter.

Will Hulbert
+44 (0)1603 431 936

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