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EU Commission Proposes New Late Payment Regulation – Evolution or Revolution of the EU Late Payment Regime?

Today is the Day! Welcome to the Electronic Trade Documents Act

Finally — It's Almost Here ... Electronic Trade Documents Act 2023

Drawing the line – Where are we now on USD LIBOR transition in the trade finance sector?

“What to do if things start to go wrong in a Trade, Export or Project Finance Transaction”

Fixed and Floating Charges: the Key is Control, but the Key to Control is Drafting

Collateral Managers – Do you need them?

Digitalisation Alert! The ICC Centre for Digital Trade and Innovation Recently Held Its Inaugural Conference

Compliance Alert! Regulated Entities Gear Up for the UK's Economic Crime Levy

Transferring Risk in Trade Assets

Understanding Export Controls in UK Sanctions Legislation Relating to Russia: Issues for Lenders

Gates Opening for the Digitalisation of Trade Documents

July Webinar 2022 - The value and problems of using an IPU (Irrevocable/Independent Payment Undertaking) in Trade Receivables Transactions

Non-Payment Insurance Policies – Practical Drafting Tips for Policyholders

The Electronic Trade Documents Bill - it’s on the agenda!

Interpreting your contract in the wake of Russian sanctions – Commercial questions to consider

What is the Impact of the Sanctions Imposed by the UK Against Russia on Finance and Trade Finance Transactions?

Ukraine in Crisis: What Do the UK Sanctions Against Russia and Russian Entities Mean for Your Business? – A Practical Guide

Upholding the Finality of Arbitration Awards

January Webinar 2022 - A Practitioner’s Guide to Trade and Commodity Finance – a new edition and beyond

Can you make your trade finance transactions more secure with or without security?

Structuring trade finance transactions using SPVs: Balancing the risks and rewards

Autumn 2021 Updates on LIBOR Reform

Sullivan, Deutsche Bank and ITFA Launch 3rd Edition of "A Guide to Receivables Finance"

Digital trade transactions – what next?

So Far... and Is SOFR So Good?

Payments - Problems and Practical Solutions

What Happens if You Make a Payment in Error? – The LMA Responds to the Revlon Loan Dispute

ESG in Trade and Export Finance

It’s a Digital World – Embracing Technology in Trade Finance

Leaving Lugano: Is this the last chapter in the Brexit saga on jurisdiction and judgments? “Oui ou Non?”

Modernising Disputes: Practical Points to Consider for Litigation and Arbitration

Financing Receivables – Structures and Issues

And Spring Heralds SONIA... and Alternative Rates

What 2021 holds in store for trade and commodity finance

"Trade" and "Cooperation" – Buzzwords for life beyond Brexit

Some Issues to Look Forward to in 2021

Transitioning out of LIBOR: What is the impact for trade and export finance?

Sullivan Webinar – Trade Finance in 2020: annus horribilis, lessons for the future or a bit of both?

Meeting the Challenges Covid-19 Poses for Trade Finance Transactions: Key Issues to Consider When Making Amendments and Waivers

Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020

Meeting the Challenges COVID-19 Poses for Trade Finance Transactions: Amendments and Waivers

Business Interruption — FCA Test Case

Insurance Claims - Tips for Commercial Policyholders

Can’t We Just Work This Out? Options Available in the UK to Help SMEs Stay Healthy During the Pandemic

Sullivan Wins GTR "Best Trade Finance Law Firm" 2020 Award

The ICC Calls on Governments to Allow for Digital Authentication and Delivery of Trade Documents, in Light of the Covid-19-Induced Disruptions

The ICC’s Response to Covid-19 in Relation to Force Majeure under its Rules

Covid-19 Coronavirus: What you need to know about virtual and electronic signing

New Coronavirus and force majeure clauses

Challenges facing trade and commodity finance in 2020

Sullivan Celebrates Six Years in London

The ICC publishes Incoterms 2020

Sullivan UK Ranked in the 2020 Edition of The Legal 500 UK

ITFA launches new Unfunded Master Risk Participation Agreement

Sullivan Wins Third Trade Finance Award in 2019

ITFA publishes revised guidelines on CRR-compliant insurance policies

New ITFA Guide to IFRS 9 for the Trade Receivables and Supply Chain Finance Industry

Updated New York Law Master Participation Agreement & Guidelines Published

Sullivan Wins GTR ‘Best Trade Finance Law Firm’ 2019 Award

Sullivan & Worcester Moves Forward As 'Sullivan' and Rebrands With a New Logo and Shorter Name

The Prudential Regulation Authority publishes Policy Statement updating its Supervisory Statement on Credit Risk Mitigation

The UK passes new Order making it a criminal offence to breach the EU Blocking Statute

Sullivan Monthly Breakfast Seminar, January 2019 — Trade, Export and Project Finance Compliance Refresher

2019 BAFT Europe Bank to Bank Forum

Iran Sues US Over Re-Imposition of Sanctions and EU Reactivates Blocking Regulation

ARRC publishes draft transitional provisions for USD LIBOR replacement rate

Trade Finance — 'Documenting to Improve Regulatory Compliance'

Sullivan Monthly Breakfast Seminar - the low down on BAFT MPA

Project Finance Push

Cape Town Calling

Major Update to the English Law Master Participation Agreement

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Talking Trade Finance is here to provide you with all of the latest updates in the Trade & Export Finance Industry.

The material on this site is for general information only and is not legal advice. No liability is accepted for any loss or damage which may result from reliance on it. Always consult a qualified lawyer about a specific legal problem.

Meet the Editor


Sam Fowler-Holmes is a partner in the Trade & Export Finance Group in Sullivan’s London office. He specialises in structured and unstructured trade, commodity and export finance, advising both financial institution and corporate clients on a range of financing products including pre-export financing, prepayment financing, letter of credit and payment instrument facilities and working capital and borrowing base financings. Sam is a regular speaker at the Sullivan trade and export finance seminars and is a member of the ITFA Emerging Leaders Committee.


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