Commodities & International Trade

  • Sale of Goods & Commodities
  • Physicals, Futures, Derivatives and OTC trading
  • Online trading platforms
  • Standard form contract terms and bespoke agreements
  • Trade and Commodity finance
  • Disputes and Arbitration 

In the Commodities and International Trade markets IY LEGAL has wide ranging experience in:  Biofuels, Derivatives, Freight and Commodity Futures, Swaps and Hedges, OTC trades, Metals, Coal, Ore, Petcoke and Mining, Oil and Gas trading, Power and LNG, Grains and Soft Commodities, Sale of Goods, Storage, Trade and Commodity finance, Forex, Cartels, Anti-dumping, international trade sanctions; Online trading platforms for commodities and financial markets including MTFs and OTFs; and Fintech.

We advise on agreements and deals across most sectors, whether physical or futures contracts, spot sales or long term supply/off-take agreements, including those on standard or customary forms provided by the leading trade associations, SCoTA, LOGIC, EFET, etc, or incorporating Incoterms, as well as assisting with bespoke situations and agreements.  Our expertise also covers: trade finance and pre-payment facilities; power purchasing agreements; transportation and carriage terms; FSRU and FLNG projects and JVs.  We also advise upon MiFID II, MiFIR and other regulations. 

We have extensive experience representing traders in arbitrations, including those under ICC, LCIA, UNCITRAL, LMAA, LME, GAFTA, FOSFA, Sugar Association, Coffee Trade Federation and other popular trade association rules, covering the full range of disputes, involving cargo quality, quantity and specification; rejection; liens and retention of title; delays and demurrage; safe ports; carriage contracts and bills of lading; LOIs; LCs, UCP600 and Guarantees; trade finance instruments, arrangements and issues; ECA financing; standard T&Cs; on and off-shore storage contracts; swaps, hedges, derivatives and options; EU competition regulations, Cartels and Anti-dumping.

IY LEGAL has won the following recent Awards for its Commodities & International Trade work:

Shipping & Trade Firm of the Year in England 2024, 2021, 2020, 2019 (Global Law Experts Annual Awards)

Shipping & Trade Law Firm of the Year in England 2024, 2021, 2020 (Corporate Intl Global Awards)

Shipping & Trade Firm of the Year in England 2018 (Client Choice Corporate Intl Magazine Global Awards)

Boutique Commodities Firm of the Year in England 2017 (Corporate Intl Magazine Global Awards) Corporate Intl Magazine Award.

While he was practising as a solicitor, Andrew Iyer was described by 'The Legal 500' as:

"Sharp, to the point and efficient. [Iyer] responds with electrifying speed and is always contactable."

Commercial Lawyers
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