Sue Wright is a solicitor with over 18 years experience in international banking transactions, including syndicated loans, subordinated debt, structured finance and tax driven transactions. Her experience also includes advising institutions on structuring cross-border transactions, including corporate structures, analysis of implications of local laws, tax implications and potential environmental liability. Sue was a partner in the banking department at Norton Rose for 8 years and was responsible for training assistants at Norton Rose for 2 years.
Sue has been highly recommended as one of the leading experts in her field by the Legal 500 and by Chambers. She was head of professional development at Herbert Smith and is now running an independent training consultancy, specializing in international banking.
Sue has been a trainer for Euromoney Legal Training for 15 years. She has also spent 8 years as consultant course director on both open and in-house courses which run throughout the world.
English Law & Contracts for International Lawyers
Daphne Perry practised for 12 years as a barrister specialising in general commercial litigation until 1997, when Chambers & Partners ranked her in the top 11 juniors for commercial work in London. She then supported litigators at Denton Wilde Sapte for another 12 years with training, current awareness, know-how and precedents.
Experienced in plain language legal drafting and editing, she is quoted in the Law Society's textbook "Clarity for Lawyers" and is a committee member of Clarity, the international association for plain language in the law. As Denton Wilde Sapte's plain language co-ordinator, for 3 years she supported their plain language service, liaising with other lawyers across the fi rm and with non-lawyers in training, business development and IT.
Mark is a partner and head of the projects & infrastructure finance team at BLP. He has extensive experience in providing multi-disciplinary advice to both public and private sector clients, and he works on a wide range of high value, high profile, innovative and complex infrastructure projects, including the first PF2 transaction to close in the UK. Mark is qualified as a Solicitor in England & Wales and is also a New York State Attorney.
Negotiating Skills, Corporate Finance & International M&A
Arun Singh is an international lawyer and consultant to an international law firm. He was formerly a partner and Head of International Commercial Law at KPMG Legal globally. He is cited and ranked in Chambers Guide of the World's Leading Lawyers. He specialises in international investment, joint ventures, licensing of technology, R&D, M&A, energy, outsourcing and corporate governance globally. He has worked with clients such as Standard Chartered, Bank of China, KPMG, Motorola and more.
He is a Visiting Professor in International Business, Leadership and Negotiations at Salford University Business School, Senior Associate of Oxford University's Institute of Legal Practice, a Visiting Lecturer to Cambridge University and a Visiting Fellow to Leeds University Business School where he focuses on leadership, cross-cultural dynamics in international business and international trade and investment.
He is the non-executive director of an international investment fund listed on the London Stock Exchange and Chairs another international investment company where he approves and selects investments, their acquisitions, sales and their structures.
He was appointed an OBE by HM the Queen in January 1999 for services to international trade, investment and intercultural management. Arun is an editor and contributor to a number of publications, in April 2010 his book on Business and Contract Law was published by Thorogood.
Graham Penn - Sidley Austin LLP
GRAHAM PENN, co-leader of the firm's Global Finance practice, is recognized as a pre-eminent authority on structured finance and securitization, with a particular focus on commercial real estate. Graham has worked in the securitization market since its inception in the UK in the late 1980s, on a wide range of both UK and cross-border transactions involving assets in a variety of jurisdictions. As the financial landscape has shifted in recent years, he has been well-placed to advise clients on restructuring, refinancing, workout, insolvency and enforcement strategies in respect of both balance sheet and securitized loans, primarily those secured on commercial real estate. He has also advised clients on new acquisition and financing structures post-credit crisis, including the first non-bank CMBS transaction and regularly advises clients on the sale and acquisition of performing and non-performing loans (NPLs), including those backed by commercial real estate.