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Amanda Montano

Amanda Montano is an associate in the Trade & Export Finance team in the London office. She specialises in advising a broad range of clients on structured and unstructured trade finance and trade related disputes. Prior to joining the firm, Amanda trained with a City law firm, where she gained experience in international project finance, energy sector disputes and financial services regulation. Amanda also completed a six-month secondment with that same firm’s debt capital markets team in Singapore.

Recent Posts

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

Posted by Amanda Montano on May 3, 2019 3:03:32 PM

by Amanda Montano and Alexander Swayne

Sullivan is pleased to have been named "Best Trade Finance Law Firm" 2019 by leading trade finance publication Global Trade Review (GTR) at its annual Leaders in Trade awards, held on 2 May 2019 in London.

The Leaders in Trade awards highlight excellence in the trade, commodity, supply chain and export finance and fintech markets.

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Topics: Sullivan, GTR, Trade & Export Finance, Global Trade Review, Leaders in Trade

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

Posted by Amanda Montano on Feb 6, 2019 9:31:02 AM

by Amanda Montano and Judith Abanto

Kicking off the monthly Breakfast Seminar series for 2019, Sullivan’s London partner Mark Norris gave a presentation on the key compliance risks faced by trade and project finance practitioners.

Putting the need for compliance in context, he reported that the World Bank and the OECD estimate that bribery, tax evasion and corruption are responsible for revenue losses in the billions, particularly in poorer economies.

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Topics: Trade Finance, R v Skansen Interiors Ltd, Bribery Act 2010, Criminal Finances Act 2017

Sullivan Monthly Breakfast Seminar - the low down on BAFT MPA

Posted by Amanda Montano on Sep 28, 2018 11:44:37 AM

By Amanda Montano, Sullivan Associate and Fiona Luong, Sullivan Trainee

Having been instructed by BAFT to prepare the revised Master Participation Agreement, Sullivan’s London Trade Finance team gave a presentation on ‘All you need to know about the BAFT MPA’ at the firm’s September Seminar.

Attended by an audience of more than 100 financial institutions and participants in the trade finance market, Geoff Wynne and Hannah Fearn talked about the key changes and implications of the new MPA.

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Topics: Trade Finance, Master Participation Agreement, BAFT, English Law

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Simon Cook is a partner in the Trade & Export Finance Group in Sullivan’s London office. He has experience in a wide variety of banking and finance transactions, including structured trade and commodity finance, project finance, warehouse finance, supply chain finance, ECA finance and borrowing-base facilities. He advises on transactions across emerging markets for both lenders and borrowers notably in the oil, telecoms, soft commodities and metals sectors in Africa and the Middle East, where he was based for four years. Simon also acts for industry bodies and is a member of ITFA’s Africa Regional Committee.

 

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