Major Update to the English Law Master Participation Agreement

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

by Hannah Fearn, S&W Managing Associate and Fiona Luong, S&W 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

Welcome to Talking Trade Finance

Posted by Geoff Wynne on Sep 18, 2018 11:06:38 AM

Hello, and welcome to Sullivan & Worcester’s newest blog, Talking Trade Finance.

The blog will feature industry insight and analysis from our market-leading, London- and New York-based Trade & Export Finance Group.

Our multi-disciplinary team will provide in-depth insight and commentary on trade finance related topics, including:

  • Trade and export finance
  • Receivables financing
  • Project finance
  • Asset finance
  • Securitization
  • Securities law
  • Insurance
  • Tax
  • Compliance issues, and
  • Dispute resolution

As with our popular Trade Finance Breakfast Seminars held monthly in London, we hope you'll find our new blog to be an additional useful resource.

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Topics: Trade Finance

About the Blog

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


Simon Cook is a partner in the Trade & Export Finance Group in Sullivan & Worcester’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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