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    the specialist commodities law firm

    Providing expert legal advice to the commodities sector.

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THE SPECIALIST COMMODITIES LAW FIRM

The one-stop boutique  commodities law firm

Founded in 2017, our firm has grown to become the go-to boutique law firm for the provision of specialist legal services to the commodities sector.

We believe that the commodities sector needs legal support and advice in a more efficient, commercial and pragmatic manner than that currently offered by traditional law firms. We offer a new and better alternative.

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DIFFERENT KIND OF LAW FIRM

A fresh approach to legal services delivery reflecting the needs of modern business

  • Low cost base

    We maintain a relatively low cost base so that we can offer partner level experienced lawyers at highly competitive rates.

  • Compensation Structure

    We have implemented a compensation structure that ties how our lawyers get paid to the commercial outcome of each matter, aligning their success to that of our clients.

  • Fees

    We have greater flexibility to provide charging arrangements which suit each client and avoid any surprises in our invoices. We do this either by agreeing our fees up front or by regular fee updates in a manner we have found difficult to achieve in larger firms.

  • Legal Technology

    We make better use of technology to create efficiencies in the delivery of our services.

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The New UK Emissions Trading Scheme (UK ETS)

The UK has launched its post-Brexit “cap and trade” carbon trading system called the UK Emissions Trading Scheme (UK ETS). This client alert briefly summarises the new policy framework in which the UK ETS will operate, identifies the sectors to which it will apply and considers the trading documentation used to trade UK ETS allowances (UKAs).

Singapore vs London Arbitration (SIAC vs LCIA): What are the differences and what factors should be considered when making a choice?

In this article we outline some of the key differences between SIAC and LCIA arbitration and some of the factors to consider when selecting your arbitral forum in the context of the energy and commodity trading sector.

Precious Metals Loans, Leases and Repos – What are they and what are the risks?

This Client Alert explores the principal features of loans, leases and repos involving precious metals, together with the associated legal and credit risk implications.