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22 Jul 2022

Commodities in Focus - Edition 13 2022


Welcome to the thirteenth edition of Commodities in Focus (CIF); our bulletin for clients engaged in the production, trading, carriage, storage and financing of commodities. 

In this edition, we reflect on the legal issues arising from the ongoing geo-political tensions, including sanctions, force majeure and safe ports, all from the perspective of the commodities industries. We also consider recent English court decisions relating to misdelivery claims under bills of lading, which remain problematic for industry participants. 

In April, partner Emma Skakle was interviewed by the FT, where she shared what she believes are the major trends in the commodities industries, and how we at Stephenson Harwood seek to form a part of our clients' ecosystem in order to provide real value. 

On the subject of trade finance, our team discusses comprehensively the rise in tokenisation and the use of blockchain in the trade of carbon credits. And, finally, in our podcast series, we share our thoughts on The Eternal Bliss from the little considered sale contract perspective, and our offshore team discusses ways to get LNG into gas networks. 

We are also excited to announce that we will soon be launching a mini-series of publications and podcasts on decarbonisation where we will explore the relevant regulatory and contentious issues. Watch this space! 

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