Sullivan & Worcester UK LLP Ranked in the 2019 Edition of The Legal 500 UK
Sullivan & Worcester UK LLP’s Trade Finance practice received a Tier 1 ranking in the 2019 edition of The Legal 500 UK. In addition, Simon Cook, Mark Norris and Geoffrey Wynne were recognized as leading individuals. The firm was also ranked in Dispute Resolution-Commercial Litigation, where Marian Boyle was recommended. In addition, Hannah Fearn was recognised as a “Next Generation Lawyer” in the area of Trade Finance.
Editorial Comments from The Legal 500 UK
Sullivan & Worcester UK LLP is ‘excellent on all counts; the fees are reasonable and the advice and the attention from the team is excellent.’ The firm has an exclusive focus on trade and export finance and is accordingly involved in some of the market’s largest transactions. Geoffrey Wynne (whose ‘hard-earned reputation as one of the leading trade finance lawyers in the market speaks for itself‘) acted with senior associate Hannah Fearn to provide regulatory advice to the International Trade and Forfaiting Association in regard to trade finance transactions within the European Union. Simon Cook ‘stands out for a robust and practical approach that is credible with both external clients and the banks’ internal commercial teams;’ he advised arranger Africa Trade Finance on a $160m club trade finance facility for Nigeria’s United Bank for Africa. Mark Norris, who sits on the British Bankers’ Association’s export finance and trade committee and chairs its documentation working group, provides ‘proactive and user-friendly advice.’ His highlights included acting for Banco Santander and Deutsche Bank on a €73m UKEF guaranteed financing for The Republic of Ghana for the development of Kumasi Airport.
Sullivan & Worcester UK LLP ‘provides excellent service levels in terms of turnaround times and input‘. The disputes practice advises on banking, finance and insurance disputes; and Marian Boyle is ‘very knowledgeable, approachable, commercially aware and responsive.’