Jacqueline, Of Counsel and Senior Knowledge Development Lawyer, has been in practice for over 30 years. She has experience in a variety of finance sectors including structured finance, trade finance, syndicated lending, aviation finance, leveraged and real estate finance and general banking.
Regularly advising the market and clients on key issues including LIBOR and benchmark reform, the effect of Brexit and sanctions issues, Jacqueline is also keeping a keen eye on the Electronic Trade Documents Bill and legal developments around digital assets. She runs legal training and knowledge management for Sullivan's London office, often presenting at the firm’s client webinars. In addition, she advises on regulatory issues, legal opinions and precedent drafting.
Jacqueline contributes to Sullivan’s Talking Trade Finance Blog and has written Client Alerts on topics including aspects of digital trade finance, sanctions and LIBOR reform. In 2021, she assisted with the publication of a joint ITFA/Sullivan Guide on LIBOR transition.
Working closely with the firm’s trade and export finance team in London, Jacqueline also acted as in-house editor and contributed to "A Practitioner's Guide to Trade and Commodity Finance," second edition, published in 2021 by Sweet & Maxwell, part of Thomson Reuters, which was updated and expanded to cover all areas of trade and commodity finance.
With an interest in law reform, Jacqueline led the Sullivan working group which submitted comments to the Law Commission on its consultation on Electronic Trade Documents and draft Bill; she has been involved with the Cape Town Convention Academic Project and developments on the Pretoria Protocol on protection of security interests and leases in cross border transactions involving mining, agricultural and construction (MAC) equipment; she has participated in sessions with the Secured Transactions Law Reform Project and the City of London Law Society (CLLS) on its Secured Transactions Code; and she has been an active member of the City Finance Professional Support Lawyer (PSL) network for many years.
A member of the Editorial Board of Butterworths Journal of International Banking & Financial Law (JIBFL), Jacqueline has also written a number of articles for the journal. Her appointment to the Consulting Editorial Board of LexisPSL Banking & Finance, since 2016, keeps her connected to the legal and practice issues affecting banking and finance legal practice.
Bar & Court Admissions
- Solicitor, Senior Courts of England and Wales
- Solicitor, Scotland (member non-practising)
- Editorial Board of Butterworths Journal of International Banking & Financial Law
- University of Edinburgh, LLB, Law, Honours
- University of Edinburgh, Diploma in Legal Practice, Law
- College of Law, QLTT
- Jacqueline has a passion for Mary's Meals, a charity fighting hunger and poverty by providing daily meals in schools to over two million of the world's poorest children across 20 countries. She is a community ambassador and volunteer speaker. She was a guest speaker at the Global Trade Review (GTR) Awards Dinner on behalf of the charity.
Jacqueline Cook Joins Editorial Board of Butterworths Journal of International Banking & Financial LawPress ReleaseSeptember 1, 2022
Client AlertAugust 10, 2022
Press ReleaseMay 5, 2022
What is the Impact of the Sanctions Imposed by the UK Against Russia on Finance and Trade Finance Transactions?Client AlertMarch 17, 2022
Press ReleaseMarch 10, 2022
flowMarch 10, 2022
Ukraine in Crisis: What Do the UK Sanctions Against Russia and Russian Entities Mean for Your Business? – A Practical GuideClient AlertMarch 2, 2022
Press ReleaseDecember 14, 2021
Butterworths Journal of International Banking and Financial LawNovember 2, 2021
Client AlertJuly 30, 2021
Talking Trade FinanceJune 4, 2021
Leaving Lugano: Is this the last chapter in the Brexit saga on jurisdiction and judgments? “Oui ou Non?”Client AlertMay 7, 2021
Client AlertMarch 31, 2021
Seminars & Presentations
- A Practitioner’s Guide to Trade and Commodity Finance – a new edition and beyond
Trade & Export Finance Webinar (January 27, 2022)
- Can You Make Your Trade Finance Transactions More Secure With Or Without Security?
Trade & Export Finance Webinar (November 25, 2021)
- Some Things To Look Out For In Trade Finance In 2021 and Beyond
Trade & Export Finance Webinar (September 23, 2021)
- Payments, Problems and Practical Solutions for Trade and Export Finance Transactions
Trade & Export Finance Webinar (June 24, 2021)
- What 2021 Holds In Store For Trade and Commodity Finance
Trade & Export Finance Webinar (January 21, 2021)