Paul Johnson

Managing Partner - Mercatis Law Europe LLP

Paul is a solicitor (qualified in England in 1990 and Hong Kong in 1993, registered as a foreign lawyer in Singapore). He has specialised in commodities, physical trading and shipping, commodity finance and commodity derivatives for his entire career. He was previously a partner at HFW, and was global head of Commodities Legal at BNP […]

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Justin Boyd

Managing Partner - Mercatis Law Asia LLP

Justin is the Managing Partner and Co-founder of the firm’s Singapore office, Mercatis Law Asia LLP. He has over 30 years’ legal and regulatory experience and expertise principally in the commodities sector. His transactional and advisory practice includes trading, origination, financing, capital raising, derivatives, project development, structured products, joint ventures and all corporate matters.  He […]

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Angus Macdonald

Partner- Mercatis Law Europe LLP

Angus Macdonald has a broad practice encompassing finance, corporate and restructuring matters. His clients include miners, traders, asset managers, financiers, borrowers and family offices. He regularly advises on acquisitions, joint ventures, financings, and special situations including distressed lending, structured finance, funds and private equity. Angus specialises in project development and emerging market transactions, with a […]

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Simon Jones

Partner- Mercatis Law Asia LLP

Simon advises on disputes, transactional and advisory matters in relation to the trading, transporting and financing of a wide range of physical commodities. He aims to provide practical, commercial and solution focused advice to his clients which include major mining companies, oil majors, commodity traders and investment banks.   Before joining Mercatis Law Simon spent fifteen […]

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Yasmeen Tyebally-Branagh (Yasmine)


Yasmine joins us as a senior associate directly from a position as legal counsel at a major swiss trading house.  She advises on transactional matters relating to the sale, purchase and financing of physical commodities with expertise in energy. Her experience covers a range of legal issues including contracts for the sale and purchase of […]

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Sofia Loshkareva


Sofia is a graduate in Law (high 2:1) from the University of Portsmouth who joined Mercatis Law in January 2018 whilst completing the final year of her LLB in law. In parallel with her degree she also completed the Law in Practice course, in which she achieved a 1st, and was awarded with a prize […]

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Bee Lan Ho

Personal Assistant/Administrator

Bee Lan Ho (known as Bee) joins Mercatis Law LLP Asia as a Personal Assistant/Administrator in June 2022. Bee has many years of working experience as an office manager in some of the world’s leading law firms, such as Clifford Chance, Slaughter and May, Barlow Lyde and Gilbert, Holman Fenwick Willan and Reed Smith.  Before […]

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