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Soft commodities

Soft commodities

In a volatile market quick, commercially focused advice can be vital to success.  Daily contact with the world’s markets puts Clyde & Co in pole position to share our experience and expertise with soft commodity traders of all sizes, as well as those who finance and insure this area of the commodities market.

From production to sales and distribution, we guide our clients through the contractual and financial complexities of the market, advising them on everything from joint venture, investment and production agreements, shipment and supply chains, through to arbitrations in any of the main international arbitral centres and the specific industry focused panels such as GAFTA, FOSFA and IGPA.

With years of experience in a wide range of soft commodities including grains, sugar, rice, nuts, soya, coffee, cocoa and edible oils, we have one of the largest commodity groups in London, with considerable experience in both contentious and non-contentious matters. 

Recent volatility has meant many producers and traders are looking to restructure agreements and review long established terms. In some areas there has been a marked increase in trading disputes, when a deep understanding of the production, storage and transportation of the commodity concerned is essential to building a strong case. There has also been an increase in requests for contentious and non-contentious advice regarding projects in commodity rich, but legally complex jurisdictions. Clyde & Co has a strong reputation is this area, providing support in many of the new and emerging markets of the CIS, Africa and SE Asia.