Hatty has worked extensively for significant commodity trading groups, advising them on a daily basis. She brings extensive knowledge of the sector, an in-depth understanding of how traders like to work and the challenges they face.
Hatty is a Partner in the Marine International Trade group. She has been at Clyde & Co since 1995 when she joined the Hong Kong office. Hatty was admitted as a solicitor in Hong Kong and practised there until 1999 when she returned to London. Hatty became a Partner in 2001.
Her core areas of practice are commodity trading disputes (predominantly oil, coal and metals trading, although she also has experience of biofuels, grains and fertilisers) and related charterparty, bill of lading, letter of credit and ship sale and purchase matters. For her commodity trading clients, she has also handled a number of disputes arising out of company or asset disposals/acquisitions, share purchase agreements, joint venture agreements, shareholder agreements and financing arrangements.
Hatty has extensive experience of high court and arbitration proceedings, acting for clients in mediations and in multi-jurisdictional cases involving working closely with foreign lawyers and overseeing proceedings in other jurisdictions.
For both physical commodities and shipping work, Hatty has been consistently recognised as one of the notable individuals at Clyde & Co by Legal 500 and by Chambers, which have described her, variously, and as “a first-rate litigator, rightly regarded as one of the very best, and a joy to work with” and "an outstanding contentious practitioner" with "a formidable reputation".
Hatty speaks fluent French and has a basic knowledge of Italian. She is joint series editor of the Lloyds Shipping Law Library, a series of leading text books on shipping matters.