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Updated New York Law Master Participation Agreement & Guidelines Published

Posted by Simon Cook on May 29, 2019 5:00:57 PM

International financial services association BAFT (the Bankers Association for Finance & Trade), together with ITFA (the International Trade and Forfaiting Association) have published an updated New York law Master Participation Agreement (NY MPA) and associated guidelines. BAFT, together with ITFA, put together a working group of experts to review the existing form and identify changes based on current market practice.

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Topics: Master Participation Agreement, BAFT, ITFA

2019 BAFT Europe Bank to Bank Forum

Posted by Hannah Fearn on Feb 5, 2019 10:32:44 AM

By Hannah Fearn

I recently had the pleasure of attending the 2019 BAFT Europe Bank to Bank Forum in London. The well-attended event included many highly informative panel talks covering a range of topics, but with a particular focus on the future of trade finance.

Highlights included a discussion on the challenges facing the digitisation of trade (including legal and regulatory hurdles) and insights into how banks manage liquidity in the era of instant payments. BAFT took advantage of technology to make the sessions as interactive as possible, with delegates able to use their phones to participate in live polls and Q&As.

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Topics: Brexit, Trade Finance, BAFT, international trade

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

Cape Town Calling

Posted by Geoff Wynne on Sep 18, 2018 11:48:45 AM

From Tuesday 4th to Thursday 6th September 2018, ITFA, the International Trade and Forfaiting Association, a worldwide trade association for companies, financial institutions insurers and intermediaries engaged in trade and forfaiting, hosted its 45th Annual International Trade and Forfaiting Conference in Cape Town.

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Topics: Trade Finance, BAFT, ITFA

Major Update to the English Law Master Participation Agreement

Posted by Hannah Fearn on Sep 18, 2018 11:39:50 AM

by Hannah Fearn, Sullivan Managing Associate and Fiona Luong, Sullivan Trainee

BAFT (the Bankers Association for Finance & Trade), together with ITFA (the International Trade and Forfaiting Association), established a working group to review and identify amendments to the original 2008 English law Master Participation Agreement (2008 MPA), to bring it in line with current market practice.

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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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