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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

S&W Monthly Breakfast Seminar - the low down on BAFT MPA

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

By Amanda Montano, S&W Associate and Fiona Luong, S&W Trainee

Having been instructed by BAFT to prepare the revised Master Participation Agreement, Sullivan & Worcester’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, 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

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Geoffrey Wynne is head of the Trade & Export Finance Group and Sullivan & Worcester’s London office. He has extensive experience in banking and finance, specifically corporate and international finance, bank mergers, acquisitions, conversions and restructurings, trade and structured trade and commodity finance, structured finance, asset and project finance, syndicated lending, equipment leasing, workouts and financing restructuring, leveraged and management buy-outs and general commercial matters.

 

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