Commodities in Focus - Edition 3 2017

COMMODITIES IN FOCUS EDITION 3 2 Introduction Editor, Jonathan Spearing Welcome to the third edition of Commodities in Focus (CIF) – our bulletin for clients engaged in the production, trading, carriage, storage and financing of commodities. Our aim is to provide insights into legal issues, practical recommendations based on matters we have handled, and recent developments in the sector. The opening article from Simeon Newman considers the recoverability of hedging losses in damages claims. Our regular contributor, regulatory partner Richard Small, provides an update on recent developments in corporate governance. We then have three articles which bring together China, Hong Kong and Myanmar and their role in global commodities markets. Xiangman Shen provides an overview of China’s One Belt, One Road initiative and key issues PRC enterprises should consider when investing in major projects. Elizabeth Sloane looks at the role of Hong Kong as an international maritime centre in the context of dispute resolution along the new Maritime Silk Road. Our Yangon-based team review opportunities for foreign investors in Myanmar’s commodities market. We hope you find this bulletin both useful and interesting. If you have comments or would like to learn more on any topic please do get in touch: E: T: +44 20 7809 2228 “Their business acumen and industry knowledge are deep, and the strength of each team is impressive” Chambers UK 2016