Hannah Fearn

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Senior Associate
Tower 42
25 Old Broad Street
London EC2N 1HQ
T +44 (0)20 7448 1008
F +44 (0)20 7900 3472
hfearn@sandw.com

Hannah Fearn is a senior associate in the Trade & Export Finance team in the London office. Hannah’s practice area covers trade and export finance. Hannah has advised on a wide range of cross-border trade finance transactions in a variety of jurisdictions, with an emphasis on emerging markets.

She has acted for leading banks in the market and her experience includes advising on syndicated and bilateral secured pre-export commodity financings, commodity repo structures, letter of credit facilities, trade instruments and receivables financings. Hannah has advised clients on related regulatory issues, including sanctions arising out of cross-border finance transactions. She regularly advises on risk sharing techniques, including guarantees, sub-participations, insurance policies and payment instruments such as standbys and demand guarantees, and on the use of such agreements as credit risk mitigation under the EU’s Capital Requirements Regulation (implementing Basel III).

Hannah is a contributor to A Guide to Receivables Finance, a special report from TFR published by Ark, and has contributed practice notes on a variety of trade finance topics, including commodity financing and capital adequacy for trade finance, to Lexis PSL. In 2011, Hannah spent six months on secondment to the London-based trade finance legal team of a major US bank.

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