Sullivan & Worcester UK LLP Ranked in the 2020 Edition of The Legal 500 UK
Sullivan & Worcester UK LLP’s Trade Finance practice received a Tier 1 ranking in the 2020 edition of The Legal 500 UK. In addition, Geoffrey Wynne was recognized as a Hall of Fame leading individual. Simon Cook and Mark Norris 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 named a “Rising Star” in the area of Trade Finance.
Editorial Comments from The Legal 500 UK
During the five years since the firm opened its London office, Sullivan & Worcester UK LLP has built up the largest dedicated trade finance practice in the City. The primary focus of the office is trade and export finance, and it has six specialist partners including seasoned practitioners Geoffrey Wynne, Simon Cook and Mark Norris, who ‘stand out from the rest of the market for their in-depth capabilities and specialisation in trade finance’.
Clients also remark that the firm has ‘genuine interest in trade and export finance and is keen to contribute to the industry dialogue’ and is ‘highly responsive and thought-provoking, with a very commercial approach’. The firm counts major trade finance banks and other financial institutions, funds, corporate borrowers, agents and trustees, and national and international corporations among its clients. Marian Boyle leads the firms’ UK insurance and disputes practices, making her the main point of contact for trade finance litigation.
Managing associate Hannah Fearn, who frequently acts for leading banks in syndicated and bilateral pre-export commodity financings, and senior associate Sam Fowler-Holmes, whose experience includes structured and unstructured trade finance Europe, the CIS, Africa and Asia, also play key roles in the practice.
Sullivan & Worcester UK LLP is ‘a niche practice that adopts a partner-led approach on cases rather than using a large team‘. It has expanded its London capabilities beyond its traditional trade and export finance expertise to include banking, finance and insurance disputes. Insurance and dispute resolution partner Marian Boyle’s practice also includes cross-border disputes.