Our hard commodities team advises clients across the metals and extractives supply chains
Our hard commodities team advises on a wide range of issues, including transactional matters, such as acquisitions and disposals, financing, production, stockholding, distribution agreements and delivery to end users. We also advise on LME trading, restructuring, regulatory issues and market abuse and have deep experience of resolving disputes in this sector.
We are experienced in advising clients in the steel sector, particularly on their midstream and downstream activities, the raw materials used in production and on trading matters. We also advise clients in the iron and coal industries.
Hard commodities in particular are affected by factors such as geopolitical risk, and the accessibility and scarcity of resources. Increasingly, these trends have seen businesses meeting protectionism and resource nationalism in mineral rich nations.