Simon Cook Reappointed to ITFA’s Africa Regional Committee

14.11.2019 | Sullivan Press Release

London, UK – International law firm Sullivan is pleased to announce that London trade finance partner Simon Cook has been reappointed to ITFA’s (the International Trade and Forfaiting Association) Africa Regional Committee.

The newly elected members of the Africa Regional Committee will remain in post between now and November 2022 and include representatives from ABSA, Afreximbank, ATI, Crown Agents Bank, Rand Merchant Bank, Standard Bank, Trade and Development Bank as well as Sullivan.

Simon was also one of just eight full voting members on the original ITFA Africa Regional Committee, which was established in November 2017.

The committee’s mandate is to set ITFA’s agenda in Africa and execute the association’s strategy across the continent. ITFA is committed to the continuous development and growth of the trade finance and forfaiting industries.

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In 2019, Sullivan has been named:

  • ‘Best Law Firm of the Year’ by Trade Finance Magazine at its Awards for Excellence, 2019, in June;
  • ‘Best Trade Finance Law Firm 2019’, by Global Trade Review (GTR), at its annual Leaders in Trade Awards, held in May; and
  • ‘Best Trade Finance Law Firm 2019’ by Trade Finance Global (TFG) at their 2019 International Trade Finance Awards held in February.

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