Sullivan & Worcester Wins 'Best Trade Finance Law Firm' for Second Year Running and Two Deals of the Year Awards at GTR Leaders in Trade Awards 2016

S&W Press Release
May 24, 2017

London, UK; May 24, 2017 - Sullivan & Worcester is delighted to announce that it was named 'Best Trade Finance Law Firm 2016' at the Global Trade Review (GTR) Leaders in Trade Awards, held last night in London. It is the second year in a row the firm has won this accolade.

Sullivan & Worcester was also very pleased to win two GTR Deals of the Year 2016 Awards. The firm was named the winner of the US$60mn+ structured supplier credit facility for its work advising Investec and Dints International in relation to a unique Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) contract with Gold Fields Ghana. The firm also won an award for its work advising JPMorgan on a landmark US$34.8mn UK Export Finance (UKEF) loan agreement with the Kurdistan Regional Government for a major regional water project. Both deals were led by London partner Mark Norris

Geoffrey Wynne, head of the Trade & Export Finance Group and Sullivan & Worcester’s London office, commented: "To win the GTR Best trade finance law firm award two years in a row - and this year, two GTR Deals of the Year - is a huge achievement. Trade and export finance is continually evolving and these awards endorse our ability to stay on top of developments to fully support clients and to remain an integral part of the trade and export finance community. They are also a testament to the commitment and dedication of everyone in our London office."

Part of Sullivan & Worcester’s global finance practice, Sullivan & Worcester’s trade and export finance practice handles multi-jurisdictional transactions and matters for clients across the world in relation to trade and export finance, project finance, asset finance, securitisation, securities law, insurance, tax, compliance issues and dispute resolution.

The team advises on deals involving involving commodities, receivables, structured finance, trade services, Export Credit Agency (ECA) and trade disputes across all types of commodities including softs, metals, oil and gas.

The full list of award winners can be found here.

About Sullivan & Worcester

Sullivan & Worcester is a leading law firm advising clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies to emerging businesses. With 175 lawyers in Boston, London, New York, Tel Aviv and Washington, D.C., the firm offers services in a wide range of areas, including corporate finance, banking, trade finance, securities and mutual funds, litigation and dispute resolution, mergers and acquisitions, tax, real estate and REITs, private equity and venture capital, bankruptcy, environment and natural resources, climate change, renewable energy and water resources, regulatory law, and employment and benefits law.

In addition to the two consecutive GTR 'Leaders in Trade' Awards, the firm has won three consecutive "Best Law Firm in Trade Finance" Awards from Trade & Forfaiting Review (TFR). Sullivan & Worcester is also acknowledged as a market leader for trade finance in both the UK Legal 500, 2016 and Chambers UK, 2017.

All three trade and export finance partners, Geoffrey Wynne, Simon Cook and Mark Norris, are recognised as’ Leading Individuals’ by the UK Legal 500, 2016 for Trade Finance.

Sullivan & Worcester’s London office is located at Tower 42 in the heart of the City of London. For more information, please visit and @sullivanlaw.


Will Hulbert
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