We are delighted to announce that John Turnbull has joined GBRW Expert Witness as Director, Trade Finance.
As a senior banker and trade finance specialist John has 35 years’ experience of origination, negotiation, structuring, risk management and regulation of the full range of international trade and documentary credit transactions. Most recently he was Joint General Manager of the Global Trade Finance Department at Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation Europe, where he was Global Head of Structured Trade & Commodity Finance as well as having responsibility for all trade finance activities for the EMEA region.
John has chaired the UK International Chamber of Commerce conferences on international trade, documentary credits and regulatory issues for more than 20 years. He has also chaired the UK Association of Foreign Banks trade finance committee since its inception in 2007 and sits on many national and international trade committees, including the IECA European committee, as well as on the editorial board of Global Trade Review. He is a long standing member of the International Chamber of Commerce, Co-Chair of the global consulting group for the revision of UCP and a member of the ICC Financial Crime Committee which has just completed an update of the “Wolfsburg Group” Trade Finance Principles paper.
“As a senior banker and trade finance specialist John has 35 years’ experience...”
Over this period, John has been engaged as an expert witness and adviser on a wide range of high profile trade finance and documentary cases in the High Court in London and internationally. John says, “I’ve known GBRW Expert Witness for several years - having had experience with Paul Rex and his colleagues on a number of cases in the past, I look forward to working more closely with them as a colleague.”