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Sullivan & Worcester UK LLP

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Hannah Fearn

Tel:
Work +44 (0)20 7448 1008
Email:
Web:
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Sullivan & Worcester LLP

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Trade & Export Finance

Position

Hannah Fearn is a managing 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.

Career

  • Solicitor, Senior Courts of England and Wales, 2009 

Education

  • Nottingham Law School, Legal Practice Course, 2006
  • University of Nottingham, LLB (hons) Law, 2005


London: Finance

Trade finance

Within: Next generation lawyers

Hannah Fearn - 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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