This month we obtained a London Arbitration Award for significant damages and costs in favour of our client, a well-known international commodity trader. The dispute involved a shipment of Manganese Ore from South America to China which turned out to be materially under-spec and subject to rejection by the end user. The case involved issues of fraudulent loadport quality certificates, loss of profit exclusion clauses and mitigation. The case proceeded to an oral hearing with witness cross-examination before a senior QC Arbitrator. We successfully undertook the advocacy on behalf of our client, obtaining final damages and costs Awards.