Our practice reflects the needs of the global commodity market today, and includes physical commodities, derivatives, disputes, insurance, shipping, trade finance, corporate and regulatory experts.

We act for a range of clients, including international energy and trading houses, power and utility groups, mining groups, international oil and gas groups, commodity brokers, banks, insurance companies, industrial groups and manufacturers, funds and private equity houses.

Our experience covers a very broad range of commodities. It includes oil and petroleum products, gas and LNG, coal (including coking coal), metallurgical and petroleum coke, iron ore and minerals, steel and metals, rare earth and precious metals, bio-diesel and biomass, agri-products and soft commodities.

Our breadth of legal expertise covers:

  • Physical commodities
  • Derivatives 
  • Disputes 
  • Insurance 
  • Shipping 
  • Trade finance 
  • Corporate 
  • Regulatory

Stephenson Harwood is very good - amongst the best

Legal 500 UK 2013/14

"SH are the closest thing to having an extended in-house legal team. Their commercial advice fits seamlessly into our business."

Chambers UK 2012

"It's the teamwork which impresses most. It's a seamless and effective operation and there's no other team I'd rather work with."

Chambers Asia-Pacific 2012

"A fabulous presence in Asia"

Legal 500 UK 2012


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