Committee Charter

The SFNet International Finance 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

International Finance Essays

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

In order to gain access to the ABL Cross-Border Survey link you must be an employee of a SFNet National Member firm (please click here to see our directory) or have been separately provided log in credentials and must login to SFNet by clicking the Sign In button at the top of this page. 

Many thanks to the following firms who have contributed their time and expertise on the cross-border asset-based lending landscape to create this database:  Nader, Hayaux & Goebel (Mexico); NautaDutilh (Belgium and the Netherlands); and Norton Rose Fulbright (Australia, Canada, Germany and UK).

Please note that the information here provided for informational purposes only and does not constitute and should not be relied upon as legal advice.  Should you have questions about the information, or need to be connected to a resource for additional assistance, please contact Laura Jakubowski at Goldberg Kohn (