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Marian Boyle

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Sullivan & Worcester LLP

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Trade & Export Finance


Marian Boyle is a partner in our London office and heads the UK insurance and disputes practices working closely with the firm’s established trade and export finance team, and U.S.-based disputes team, offering advice on insurance, risk management and commercial dispute resolution.

With over 20 years' experience, Ms. Boyle advises banks, insurance brokers, investment funds, government agencies and corporates on commercial insurance arrangements which support structured trade, commodity and pre-export financing as well as corporate finance, energy, property, M&A and outsourcing transactions. She also drafts and interprets insurance policies and advises on the use of insurance by credit institutions and investments firms as credit risk mitigation for capital adequacy purposes under the Capital Requirements Regulation.

Marian’s contentious experience includes advising clients in relation to disputes arising from trade credit, professional negligence and transactional disputes. These disputes are often international in nature and result in large-scale, highly complex multi-party litigation and arbitrations.


University of Wales, 1982

London: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation

Within: Commercial litigation

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.

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London: Finance

Trade finance

Within: Trade finance

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.

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