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 of the firm’s Singapore office, Mercatis Law Asia LLP. He has over 30 years’ legal and regulatory experience and expertise in the commodities sector. His transactional and advisory practice includes trading, origination, financing, derivatives, project development, structured products and corporate matters. He has held senior legal and regulatory risk positions at international banks, […]

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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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Angus Macdonald


Angus Macdonald is a robust, hands-on finance lawyer, with extensive experience in the minerals and resources sectors.  Prior to joining Mercatis Law, he was General Counsel of Scipion Capital, a leading asset manager focussed on commodity trade finance across Africa, and, before that, General Counsel of global trade merchant Gerald Metals and the private mining […]

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Trainee Solicitors

Sofia Loshkareva

Trainee Solicitor

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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