Commodities & International Trade

We regularly advise the world’s largest trading houses on all aspects of international trade, including disputes relating to the international sale of goods, trade finance, insurance, shipping and logistics. We are familiar with a broad range of commodities from coal, oil and petroleum products, petrochemicals, biofuels, grain, feed and legumes, metals, coal and sugar. We also have experience in paper trading of commodities and associated financial trades, including futures and derivatives. We also regularly advice our clients on various regulatory and compliance issues as the need arises, including sanctions.

Our lawyers have extensive experience acting for buyers, sellers and other interested parties in commodities disputes in the Singapore Courts as well as international arbitration including under the rules of arbitral institutions such as the SIAC, SCMA and in connection with trade association arbitrations such as GAFTA, FOSFA, PORAM and the RSA.

Our lawyers’ expertise extends far beyond the handling of disputes. We guide clients through every step of a transaction from drafting and negotiating sale contracts to dealing with all aspects of trade finance, cargo insurance and contracts of carriage.