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Sullivan & Worcester UK LLP

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Sullivan & Worcester UK LLP, Simon Cook, London, ENGLAND

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Simon Cook

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Sullivan & Worcester LLP

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Trade & Export Finance


Simon Cook is a partner in the Trade & Export Finance Group in our London office. He has experience in a wide variety of banking and finance transactions, including in particular in relation to structured trade finance, trade finance, project finance, invoice discounting facilities and borrowing-base facilities in Africa, the Middle East, Asia and the CIS. His work in the structured trade area covers a range of pre-export and prepayment financings acting for both lenders and borrowers notably in oil, telecoms, soft commodities and metals sectors with particular experience in Africa and the Middle East.

Simon has worked and travelled extensively in Africa and the Middle East, having spent over three and a half years in Dubai. He has participated in a number of structured trade finance and project finance conferences and seminars throughout Europe, the Middle East and Africa, including speaking at conferences on PPP in South Africa; on project finance and structured trade finance at Afrexiam's annual structured finance conferences in Cairo, Ghana and South Africa; and at structured trade finance seminars and general finance in London, Paris, Lisbon, Geneva, South Africa, Zambia, Uganda, Ghana and Dubai.                                        


  • The College of Law, 1994, CPE
  • University of Bristol, 1991, M.A., Ancient History 
  • University of Bristol, 1990, BA, (Hons) in Ancient History

London: Finance

Trade finance

Within: Leading individuals

Simon Cook - 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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