Mr. Sean Edwards

Sean Edwards
Head of Legal EMEA
PD-Legal and Compliance Department
Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation Europe Limited

Sean Edwards is an English solicitor, formerly with Clifford Chance, and is now Head of Legal at Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation Europe Limited. He is Deputy Chairman of the International Trade and Forfaiting Association (ITFA) and Chairman of the ITFA Market Practice Committee. He was a member of the drafting group of the Uniform Rules for Forfaiting (URF) (ICC Publication no. 800), a joint initiative of the ITFA and ICC and published by the ICC. Sean has written articles on forfaiting for all the major trade finance magazines and is on the editorial board of Trade & Forfaiting Review (TFR). He is a frequent presenter at trade finance conferences dealing with a range of subjects. Sean has an honours degree in law from Bristol University.