20 Dec 2019

Commodities in Focus - Edition 7 2019

Welcome to the seventh 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.

This edition has something of a focus on finance. We open with a discussion of the judgment in the recent warehousing fraud case of Natixis v Marex and Access World. This is followed by articles covering sanctions clauses in finance agreements, duties of care owed by financial institutions to their customers and a round-up of the key finance litigation cases of 2019.

We also discuss a case concerning the enforcement by the English High Court of a FOSFA arbitration clause and have included our usual digest of relevant cases.

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We hope you find this bulletin both useful and interesting.


Jonathan Spearing

Jonathan Spearing
Partner and global head of trade and commodities

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