Geoffrey Wynne wins Fellowship Award at TFR's Excellence in Trade Awards 2017

S&W Press Release
July 6, 2017

Wynne Fellowship Award

London, UK, July 6, 2017 - Sullivan & Worcester is delighted to announce that Geoffrey Wynne, partner and head of the trade and export finance practice, was honoured last night in London with the Fellowship Award at the Trade & Forfaiting Review (TFR) Excellence in Trade Awards 2017. The firm was also runner up in the best law firm category.

The TFR Fellowship Award is a discretionary award category that is presented to the individual that TFR “feel[s] has contributed most to trade finance,” and is one of the industry’s most prestigious awards. Previous winners include Steven Beck from the ADB, Rudolf Putz from EBRD, and Marc Auboin from the World Trade Organization.

“Geoffrey Wynne is a well-deserving winner of TFR’s Fellowship Award. He continues to be a driving force within the industry ensuring that trust continues to underpin effective trade and export finance, and he has a constant commitment to the challenges of providing finance for world trade,” says Katharine Morton, Editor in Chief at TFR. “Geoff has tirelessly addressed these issues in our editorial board, at events and in our own pages. He has taken his thought leadership into structures which properly reflect the needs of exporters and importers.”

Geoffrey Wynne commented: “Personally I am delighted, surprised and flattered. But for me to win such an accolade, I have to acknowledge the support of a great team around me, partners, lawyers, support staff and of course loyal clients. This award also endorses the trade, commodities and export finance practice we have built up in London over more than 20 years, including almost four years now at Sullivan & Worcester.”

The practice continues to have a strong emphasis on emerging markets, including Africa, Asia, the CIS and Latin America. The last 12 months we have focused on continuing to build up the practice and client base.

Part of the firm’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 structured trade and commodity finance, trade finance, export finance, project finance, ownership structures, receivables finance, acquisition finance asset finance, securitisation, cross-border syndicated lending, securities law, insurance, tax, compliance issues and dispute resolution.

The team advises on deals involving all types of commodities including softs, metals, oil and gas and also has experience advising on default scenarios and debt restructurings of complex financing arrangements.

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 this accolade and three annual best law firm awards from TFR in 2016, 2015 and 2014, Global Trade Review (GTR) has named Sullivan & Worcester the ‘Best Trade Finance Law Firm’ for two years in a row at the 2016 and 2015 annual ‘Leaders in Trade Awards.’ Sullivan & Worcester is also acknowledged as a market leader for trade finance in both the UK Legal 500, 2015 and Chambers UK, 2016.

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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