We have a depth of experience advising clients involved in the trading, financing, storage or transportation of a variety of commodities around the world. These include crude oil and petroleum products, biofuels, metals (from concentrates and ores to refined metals), grains, seeds and other soft commodities.
Our clients include sellers, buyers, charterers and ship owners in connection with issues arising out of sale contracts, charterparties, bills of lading, letters of credit and related agreements.
We help clients to protect their position from the moment a potential dispute arises through to handling matters in legal proceedings. These can encompass High Court actions or trade arbitration such as LMAA, LCIA, ICC, GAFTA, FOSFA, Refined Sugar Association and LME.
We also prepare appropriate documentation to govern the relationship with counterparties, whether for specific transactions or as template document suites.