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Areas of Expertise

Banking & Financial Services, includes:

  • Acquisitions, Disposals & Mergers
  • Derivatives
  • E-Commerce: digital trading platforms and their terms and conditions
  • FinTech: cryptoassets and smart contracts
  • Futures Exchanges
  • Insolvency issues
  • Inventory Financing and Trade Finance
  • Lending (syndicated facilities; revolving loans; JV and Shareholder Agreements)
  • Regulatory disputes and investigations
  • Security & Collateral
  • Structured finance

Shipping & Trade, includes:

  • Admiralty 
  • Bills of Lading
  • Carriage of goods by road, rail, pipeline, air and sea
  • Chartering & COAs
  • Commodities (see below)
  • Containerised and liner trading
  • Electronic trading
  • Energy, including construction (energy contracts, drilling units)
  • Environmental and hazardous disasters
  • Exploration & Production (including JVs, Concessions, Joint Operating Agreements, offshore energy disputes, rigs, FPSOs)
  • Insurance
  • Maritime/shipping
  • Mining & Metals
  • Sale of Goods
  • Ship sale and purchase
  • Shipyard disputes
  • Storage
  • Warehousing and vaulting

Experience in all manner of commodities. Includes:

  • Agricultural and softs (including timber and cotton)
  • Bullion and PGMs
  • Coal
  • Carbon/emissions
  • LNG, natural gas
  • Metals
  • Oil (fossil and bio-fuels)
  • Renewables (ethanol, weather derivatives)