Sam specialises in structured and unstructured trade, commodity and export finance, advising both financial institution and corporate clients on a range of financing products including pre-export financing, prepayment financing, letter of credit and payment instrument facilities and working capital and borrowing base financings. Sam has extensive experience advising clients on a wide variety of supply-chain finance structures and has acted for electronic platform providers and platform participants. He regularly advises on risk distribution techniques, including funded and unfunded participations and standby letters of credit and demand guarantees, and on insurance-related issues. Sam has acted on matters in relation to numerous jurisdictions across mainland Europe, CIS, Africa, Asia and the Americas and in connection with a significant range of commodities including oil, gas, metals and soft commodities.

Sam is a regular speaker at the Sullivan trade and export finance seminars and is a member of the ITFA Emerging Leaders Committee.

Bar & Court Admissions

Solicitor, Senior Courts of England and Wales


  • College of Law: Legal Practice Course
  • University College London: Masters in Public Law and Human Rights
  • The Queen’s College, Oxford: Law

Awards & Honors

  • The Legal 500 UK, Trade Finance - London - "Next Generation Lawyer" (2022)
  • Chambers UK, Commodities: Trade Finance (UK-wide) - "Up & Coming Lawyer" (2022)

Seminars & Presentations


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