• Hard Commodities

  • Soft Commodities

    Soft Commodities

    scores highly on...industry knowledge and judgement
    Legal 500 2016

    We are experienced in providing the quick, commercially focused advice vital to the success of trading transactions in these sometimes volatile markets.

    With years of experience in a wide range of soft commodities including grains, sugar, rice, nuts, soya, coffee, oils and seeds, we have one of the largest international soft commodity legal groups, including advising on issues concerning fertilisers.

    Our clients comprise not only some of the world's major commodities trading houses, but also their financiers and insurers.

    From production through to sales and distribution, we guide our clients through the contractual and financial complexities of the market, from structuring existing and new investments, to setting up supply and production agreements, to shipment and supply chain management.

    We have significant experience in resolving soft commodity disputes including a large number of substantial arbitrations through the main arbitral centres and the trade association arbitration rules, such as GAFTA, FOSFA, IGPA and the Refined Sugar Association.

    Contacts View all

    • Michael Swangard


    • Eurof Lloyd-Lewis


    • John Whittaker


    • Robert Lawrence


    • Maurice Thompson


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  • Energy Trading

  • Trade Finance

  • Regulatory & Investigations

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  • Warehousing & Storage

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  • Offers clients considerable international expertise
    Chambers 2016
  • scores highly on...industry knowledge and judgement
    Legal 500 2016
  • The team is very good - responsive, thorough and a pleasure to work with
    Client quote, Chambers UK 2016
  • They are hugely professional, reassuringly flexible and able to handle matters both large and small
    Client quote, Chambers 2016
  • Clyde & Co are superb
    Client quote, Chambers 2016
  • A very experienced all-round team
    Chambers 2016

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