Committee Charter

The SFNet International Finance & Development Committee strives to promote secured lending globally by building on existing SFNet forums, educational programs, communications and advocacy efforts. The Committee will help countries modernize their secured transactions laws by working with the World Bank, United Nations, UNIDROIT and other international organizations.

Committee Work Streams:
  • Data Collection
  • Reserve Study
  • Advocacy
  • Education
  • Outreach
  • Monitoring Developments

ILC 2023 Presentations

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UNCITRAL Resources

The following texts were prepared by the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) with the goal of promoting secured finance in countries that do not currently have a modern secured transactions law.  SFNet was privileged to have participated in the preparation of these texts.


United Nations Convention on the Assignment of Receivables in International Trade (New York, 2001)


Model Laws

UNCITRAL Model Law on Secured Transactions (2016)

UNCITRAL Model Law on Secured Transactions: Guide to Enactment (2017)

UNCITRAL Practice Guide to the Model Law on Secured Transactions (2019)


Legislative Guides

UNCITRAL Guide on the Implementation of a Security Rights Registry (2013)

UNCITRAL Legislative Guide on Secured Transactions: Supplement on Security Rights in Intellectual Property (2010)

UNCITRAL Legislative Guide on Secured Transactions (2007)

ABL Cross Border Reserve and Deal Data

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Committee Members

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Richard Kohn
Senior Principal, Goldberg Kohn

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David Morse
Partner, Otterbourg P.C.

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Bobbi Accord Noland
Bobbi Accord Noland
Partner, Parker Hudson Rainer & Dobbs, LLP

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Alister Bazaz
Head of International ABL, Bank of America

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Howard Brownstein
President, The Brownstein Corporation

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Steve Christ
SVP - Originations, JPMorgan Chase

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Adam Clancy
Chief Operations Officer, AtlanticRMS

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Seth Cooper
Senior Vice President - National Sales Manager, MidCap Business Credit, LLC.

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Todd Davock
Senior Vice President, Santander Bank

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Richard Hawkins
CEO, AtlanticRMS

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Joseph Heim
Partner, Dopkins & Company, LLP

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Doug Jung
Managing Director Valuation Services Diligence, Hilco Global

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Mark Kirsons
Partner, Morgan Lewis

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Tom Otte
Partner & Head of Asset Based Lending, White Oak Commercial Finance, LLC

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Kevin Podwika
Vice President, JPMorgan Chase

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Mike Roth
Director, Deutsche Bank

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Matt Sparkes
Executive Director, JPMorgan Chase

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Elizabeth van Schilfgaarde
Managing Partner, NautaDutilh New York P.C.

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Jessica Staheli
Executive Vice President, Scherzer International

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Brittany Stark
Vice President, JPMorgan Chase

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William Starshak
Partner, Goldberg Kohn

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Pat Trammel
President, Southeastern Commercial Finance

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