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Sullivan & Worcester UK LLP

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Sullivan & Worcester UK LLP, Mark Norris, London, ENGLAND

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Mark Norris

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Sullivan & Worcester LLP

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Trade & Export Finance


Mark Norris is a partner in the Finance and the Trade & Export Finance groups in our London office. His practice covers cross border syndicated lending, structured export credit finance, structured trade and commodity finance, debt restructurings, acquisition finance and asset finance. Mark also advises on regulatory, bribery and corruption issues in connection with trade and export finance. Mark led Sullivan & Worcester’s response to the UK Government's consultation on UK Export Finance (UKEF)'s anti-bribery and corruption policy. Many of Mark’s recommendations were specifically accepted by the UK Government. 

He has advised financial institutions, funds, corporate borrowers, agents and trustees, and national and supranational sovereign/quasi-sovereign organisations on finance transactions throughout Africa, Western, Central and Eastern Europe, Russia and the CIS and the Middle East.

Mark has lived and practised in the Czech Republic (Prague), England (London), Germany (Düsseldorf and Frankfurt) and Russia (Moscow).

Mark holds graduate and post-graduate degrees from the London School of Economics.


Joined Sullivan & Worcester in 2013


  • Export Finance and Trade Committee, British Bankers Association
  • Trustee, National Youth Agency
  • Royal African Society
  • Royal Institute of International Affairs 


  • London School of Economics and Political Science, LLM, 2010
  • College of Law, Law Society Finals, 1989
  • College of Law, Common Professional Examination, 1988
  • London School of Economics and Political Science, BSc (Economics), 1987

London: Finance

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Mark Norris - Sullivan & Worcester UK LLP

Within: Trade finance

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‚Äôs United Bank for Africa.¬†Mark Norris¬†, who¬†sits on the British Bankers‚Äô Association‚Äôs 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 ‚ā¨73m¬†UKEF guaranteed financing for The Republic of Ghana for the development of Kumasi Airport.

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