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Grâce à une connaissance de bout en bout des chaînes d’approvisionnement mondiales, de l’extraction jusqu’à la distribution aux utilisateurs finaux en passant par tout ce qui se trouve entre les deux, Clyde & Co arrive à fournir à ses clients des solutions juridiques qui répondent à tous leurs besoins commerciaux.

Nous soutenons nos clients à toutes les étapes

Au sein du secteur du commerce et des biens de consommation, nous nous spécialisons dans les biens de consommation durables et non durables, le pétrole, le gaz, le gaz naturel liquéfié et l’électricité, de même que dans des disciplines plus récentes telles que l’échange de droits d’émission de carbone.Au sein du secteur du commerce et des biens de consommation, nous nous spécialisons dans les biens de consommation durables et non durables, le pétrole, le gaz, le gaz naturel liquéfié et l’électricité, de même que dans des disciplines plus récentes telles que l’échange de droits d’émission de carbone.

Nous comptons parmi nos clients des gouvernements, des producteurs, des sociétés commerciales, des groupes logistiques, des raffineries, des banques et des assureurs. Nous les aidons à surmonter des défis commerciaux et à résoudre des problèmes complexes tels que ceux liés aux risques géopolitiques et aux effets des réglementations intergouvernementales.

Aujourd’hui, la réalité des entreprises œuvrant dans le secteur du commerce et des biens de consommation se caractérise par des opérations complexes et intégrées, des coentreprises, des alliances stratégiques et des collaborations ainsi que des fusions et des acquisitions. Nous soutenons nos clients dans leur recherche de l’efficacité, que cela se traduise par la pénétration de nouveaux marchés ou par l’accent sur une spécialisation particulière.

Notre travail dans le secteur du commerce et des biens de consommation

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  • Buying a coffee trading house

    Advising an Italian coffee trading house on the acquisition of a coffee trading business. The transaction needed to be structured so as to preserve confidentiality.

    Italy

    Eastern Petroleum Corporation acquires an oil field in Russia

    Advising a subsidiary of Eastern Petroleum Corporation on the acquisition of an oil field in Khanty-Mansiysk and the establishment of a JV company.

    Russian Federation

    High-profile sale of metal warehousing

    Advising a leading Italian trading company on the high-profile sale of a metals warehousing business located in eight jurisdictions to Glencore. This deal was subject to complex regulatory requirements across several jurisdictions.

    Italy

    Pacorinin SrL sale of metal warehousing business

    Advising Pacorini SrL on the high-profile sale of a metals warehousing business located in eight jurisdictions to Glencore. This deal was subject to complex regulatory requirements across several jurisdictions.

    Italy

    Kazakh crude oil offtake agreement dispute

    Acting for a leading international energy trading company in multiple international arbitration proceedings in connection with a supplier's failure to perform under a long term offtake agreement for Kazakh crude oil and condensate and ancillary financial arrangements.

    Kazakhstan

    LPG plant joint venture dispute

    Acting for a leading international energy trading company in international arbitration proceedings in relation to a dispute arising in connection with a joint venture for the construction of an LPG plant in Kazakhstan.

    Kazakhstan
  • Glencore Energy (UK) Ltd v Transworld Oil Ltd

    Representing a successful oil trader seller in a claim for non-performance by the buyer under an oil sale contract in Glencore Energy (UK) Ltd v Transworld Oil Ltd.  This case is often cited as one of the few cases dealing with the effect of hedging on the damages that can be claimed.

    Nigeria

    FPSO vessel supply and maintainance

    Advising on long term supply and maintenance contracts in respect of a fleet of FPSO vessels deployed offshore of Angola, DRC, Nigeria and Brazil, including assisting the fleet owner in negotiating the contracts with the equipment suppliers and field operators

    Angola

    USD 20 billion Simandou South iron ore mining in Guinea

    Advising on the high profile, USD 20 billion Simandou South iron ore mining project. This project is one of the world’s largest untapped high quality iron ore deposits and the project includes the construction of a 700km railway and the development of a deep water port to the south of Conakry, Guinea’s capital. Once developed it is set to be the largest integrated iron ore mine and infrastructure project ever developed in Africa and it offers the potential to transform the development of...

    Guinea

    Trade finance operations between banks in the EU and Libya

    Advising an EU domiciled bank on EU sanctions regulations relating to trade finance operations between the EU bank and its Libyan subsidiary bank

    Libya

    Development and financing of banana plantation

    Acting for the promoters in the development and financing of banana plantations and the negotiation of a ten year off take agreement with Chiquit in Mozambique

    Mozambique

    Joint ventures in Southern African petroleum

    Advising an international trading house on a JV to acquire and invest in petroleum distribution assets in southern Africa

    Namibia
  • Advising Brazilian developers of renewable energy projects

    Advising Brazilian developers of renewable energy projects on agreements for the forward sale of carbon credits, reviewing CDM emission reductions purchase agreements and regulatory requirements

    Brazil

    Advising on a Brazilian commodities finance facility

    Advising a Brazilian trading company on a USD 85 million structured commodities finance facility (sugar and coffee) in Brazil

    Brazil

    Political risk cover for zinc and lead mines in South America

    Advising a bank on political risk cover for investments in lead and zinc mines in South America

    Brazil

    Floating African Global Energy

    Supporting New Age (African Global Energy) on a proposed listing on the Toronto Stock Exchange

    Canada

    Ivanplats becomes majority stakeholder at The Kipushi Project

    Advising on the Canadian mining company Ivanplats Limited in its acquisition of a majority stake in a world class zinc deposit in Kipushi, in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The Kipushi Project is based on the high-grade, underground zinc-copper mine in the Central African Copperbelt.

    Canada

    Restructuring Cuban sugar debt

    Advising insurers regarding the restructuring of a Cuban sugar related debt during a time of considerable political uncertainty and government restructuring

    Cuba
  • Kazakh crude oil offtake agreement dispute

    Acting for a leading international energy trading company in multiple international arbitration proceedings in connection with a supplier's failure to perform under a long term offtake agreement for Kazakh crude oil and condensate and ancillary financial arrangements.

    Kazakhstan

    LPG plant joint venture dispute

    Acting for a leading international energy trading company in international arbitration proceedings in relation to a dispute arising in connection with a joint venture for the construction of an LPG plant in Kazakhstan.

    Kazakhstan

    Chinese buyer GAFTA arbitration

    Advising sellers of 55,000MT of feed barley in relation to default by Chinese buyers and related GAFTA arbitration.

    China

    Shareholder class action against collapsed mining company

    Acting for a director of a collapsed mining company in a shareholder class action in the Federal Court against a junior mining company, its directors and auditors arising out of alleged misrepresentations to the market and continuous disclosure breaches at around the time of the 2008 financial crisis:  HFPS Pty Limited (Trustee) v Tamaya Resources Limited (in Liq) (No 3) [2017] FCA 650.

    Australia

    Debt and equity limited recourse trade financing

    Advising an international trader in connection with its debt and equity limited recourse trade financing of an Australian scrap-steel recycler including in connection with its ongoing working capital trade finance lines

    Australia

    Advising on anti-bribery and corruption allegations

    Advising a multinational corporation on its anti-bribery and corruption obligations and resolving alleged concerns held by the Australian Federal Police and a regulator that the corporation had breached those obligations

    Australia
  • Oil trading restructuring

    Acting for a Sharjah based trade and ship owner in respect of their restructuring and transition of their oil trading business (that included ownership of a fleet of oil tankers) against various syndicates of international banks and credit insurers in restructuring. This included negotiating with different groups of Lenders to enable different assets to be disposed of under specific transactions and a restructure.

    United Arab Emirates

    Letters of credit

    Acting for a major European bank, which had confirmed several letters of credit, regarding the default of the issuing bank incorporated in Bahrain; obtaining an freezing injunction to seize assets in England; considering cross-border insolvency issues and an application by the administrator for recognition of the Bahraini administration

    Bahrain

    Claims and counterclaims over a refinery in Oman

    Acting for a Japanese EPC contractor in relation to large value claims and counterclaims related to a refinery project in Oman.

    Oman

    Unlawful expropriation of assets and property

    Advising Saudi investors in relation to an ICSID arbitration, BIT treaties and alternative enforcement mechanisms regarding the unlawful expropriation of assets and property by the Egyptian government arising out of the Arab Spring

    Saudi Arabia

    Multi-billion dollar development of new light rail system

    Advising the Dubai Municipality on its multi-billion dollar development of a new light rail system traversing the city of Dubai and linking up with its airport. The system will be built in two sections, and will extend for some 70 km, with 35 stations.

    United Arab Emirates

    Operation and development of port container facilities in Yemen

    Advising on the negotiation of agreements for the Yemeni Port of Aden, including a Concession Agreement, Management Services Agreement and Port Services Agreement

    Yemen
  • High-profile sale of metal warehousing

    Advising a leading Italian trading company on the high-profile sale of a metals warehousing business located in eight jurisdictions to Glencore. This deal was subject to complex regulatory requirements across several jurisdictions.

    Italy

    Pacorinin SrL sale of metal warehousing business

    Advising Pacorini SrL on the high-profile sale of a metals warehousing business located in eight jurisdictions to Glencore. This deal was subject to complex regulatory requirements across several jurisdictions.

    Italy

    Buying a coffee trading house

    Advising an Italian coffee trading house on the acquisition of a coffee trading business. The transaction needed to be structured so as to preserve confidentiality.

    Italy

    Eastern Petroleum Corporation acquires an oil field in Russia

    Advising a subsidiary of Eastern Petroleum Corporation on the acquisition of an oil field in Khanty-Mansiysk and the establishment of a JV company.

    Russian Federation

    Precedent setting FOSFA sale of goods arbitration

    Successfully acting on this high profile FOSFA arbitration concerning a soft commodity agreement and time limits for the commencement of the arbitration. The judgment was widely reported, having implications on the timing of all future soft commodity cases

    Switzerland

    Ukrainian sunflower and mineral oil recall

    Handling FOSFA arbitration on a dispute arising from the contamination of Ukrainian origin sunflower oil with mineral oil which resulted in a Europe-wide recall with the Award granted in favour of our client.

    Ukraine

Notre équipe spécialisée dans le secteur du commerce et des biens de consommation

Leon Alexander
Leon Alexander

Partner

Jane Andrewartha
Jane Andrewartha

Partner

Ross Barfoot
Ross Barfoot

Partner

David Bennet
David Bennet

Partner

Andrew Bicknell
Andrew Bicknell

Partner

Owen Carragher
Owen Carragher

Partner

Ik Wei Chong
Ik Wei Chong

Partner / Managing Director, Asia

Conte Cicala
Conte Cicala

Partner

Eleanor Coates
Eleanor Coates

Partner

Peter Coles
Peter Coles

Partner & Head of Aviation of APAC

Rachel Cropper-Mawer
Rachel Cropper-Mawer

Partner

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