The Mercatis Story

Founded in 2017 as PJ Legal, our firm has grown to become the go-to boutique law firm for the provision of specialist legal services to the commodities sector. We changed our name to Mercatis Law in April 2020.

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.

Drawing on both our private practice and in house experience we have devised an alternative model of law firm. At the heart of this alternative model of law firm is our unique offering to the commodities sector: the ability to service the sector where physical meets financial.

Our clients

Include established and new commodity trading companies, mining companies, commodity advisory companies, funds, banks and shipping companies in the UK, Europe, US and the Asia Pacific.

Our lawyers

Have extensive experience and expertise in the commodities sector. They have all worked in major international law firms and have held senior in house legal and regulatory roles in banks, commodities trading companies and energy companies.

Our expertise

Includes both transactional matters and disputes. We advise on commodities trading, marketing, financing, investment, transportation, storage, hedging and regulation. We cover the full range of commodities.

Our offices

Our offices in the UK and Singapore enable us to provide a round-the-clock service.

Why Mercatis Law is different and more efficient:

  • Low Cost Base

    We maintain a 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 aligns how our lawyers are paid with the commercial outcome of each matter. This means that their success corresponds 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 Tech

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