Market leading contentious and non-contentious experience across the commodities supply chain
We support our clients in the constant flow of materials and goods around the world and are with them every step of the way.
Recognised as market leaders in the commodities sector, we are ranked in the top tier of both the Chambers UK and Legal 500 directories.
We have dedicated trade and commodities teams across our office network, including a substantial UK team, working on the full range of the commodity markets – hard and soft commodities, oil and energy, futures and derivatives, and the newer specialisations such as carbon trading. Our end to end supply chain experience gives our advice a particular depth of understanding and this is underpinned by our legal knowledge across our contentious and non-contentious practices.
We act for a wide range of producers, trading companies and banks offering pragmatic advice and steering them through the complex and diverse commercial challenges they face. In addition to standard trading matters, these include hedging, freight trading/freight derivatives and risk management. We also advise on sovereign immunity issues, sanctions, bilateral investment treaties and WTO regulations.
Our storage and warehousing team can support you in managing the challenges inherent in the storage and warehousing of goods
The storage and warehousing market currently faces new challenges including warehouse receipts finance, inventory finance, fraud and theft. Our storage and warehousing team is equipped with the knowledge to help clients navigate through all issues that arise in relation to warehousing and storage.
We have experience in advising clients on logistical warehousing facilities, cargo industry facilities, storage warehouses and cold storage facilities including the storage of metals (both LME and non-LME warehousing arrangements) and pharmaceuticals. Our team acts for a large number of owners, occupiers, logistics companies and for a number of the main commodities trading houses on warehousing arrangements.