Experience

  • hard commodities transport and logistics

    Hard Commodities

  • soft commodities trade and commodities

    Soft Commodities

  • oil and gas trade and commodities

    Oil & Gas Trading

  • energy trading trade and commodities

    Energy Trading

  • trade finance trade and commodities

    Trade Finance

    trade finance trade and commodities

    Trade Finance

    Owners account for the majority of Clyde & Co's ship finance instructions, who appreciate the firm's "all encompassing" service and "high degree of business acumen
    Chambers & Partners
    An excellent choice for trade finance work
    Chambers & Partners

    Approaching trade finance on an integrated basis as part of a global commodities team, we offer sector specific financing advice to clients throughout the supply chain.

    The need for astute finance has never been greater, as the risks that go with international trade activity continue to increase. Sanctions regimes are evolving in a rapidly changing environment and many funders consider emerging markets to carry too much risk for their loan books today.

    From credit committee to drawdown, our clients – including some of the world’s leading commodities producers, trading houses, banks, trade finance institutions, commodity funds, financing consortia and export credit agencies – look to us for commercial, risk-aware advice.

    Our thorough understanding of the legal relationships between parties enables us to help clients avoid the problems that could potentially lead to a default. We advise on the full range of financing options such as structured trade and commodities finance, general trade and trade finance (including Letters of Credit and other payment mechanisms), export finance, supply chain financing, and receivables financing.

    All our lawyers have a high level of awareness of the key commercial issues that pertain to commodity financing today, which combined with our industry knowledge, means that we can handle tough cross-border transactions with ease.

    Contacts View all

    • Robert Parson

      Partner

    • Stephen Tricks

      Consultant

    • Grace Asemota

      Legal Director

    • Geraldine Butac

      Senior Associate

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  • Regulatory and investigations aviation

    Regulatory & Investigations

  • transport and logistics trade and commodities

    Transportation & Logistics

  • warehousing and storage trade and commodities

    Warehousing & Storage

  • corporate and shareholder disputes commercial litigation and adr

    Corporate

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  • Has a substantial footprint in the natural resources sector
    Chambers UK 2014
  • goes beyond advising on the law
    Legal 500 UK 2014
  • Very good client service and commercial awareness
    Client quote, Chambers UK 2014
  • Highly renowned for handling commercial disputes arising out of energy matters
    Chambers UK 2014: Energy & Natural Resources
  • Clyde & Co has strong transactional and contentious expertise with an impressive track record in emerging markets
    Legal 500 2013: Projects, energy and natural resources - Oil and gas
  • Advises across the full range of transactional matters
    Chambers UK 2013
  • Top choice for cross-jurisdictional commodities trading disputes
    Chambers UK 2014
  • Highly renowned for handling commercial disputes arising out of energy matters
    Chambers UK 2014: Energy & Natural Resources
  • Doing an excellent job in commodities
    Client quote, Legal 500 2012
  • The group is known for its regulatory advice concerning sanctions and the UK Bribery Act
    Chambers UK 2013
  • They work hard at getting the right end result, they look for solutions rather than just following a process
    Client quote, Chambers UK 2014
  • The team regularly advises on bribery and corruption, WTO/EU and other regulatory issues associated with investment
    Legal 500 2013
  • Increasingly acting for clients on transactions relating to emerging markets
    Chambers UK 2014
  • Well known for its prolific transactional practice
    Chambers Global 2014
  • The team is increasingly involved in disputes arising under investment treaties, acting for and against governments
    Legal 500 2012
  • Quality international arbitration team operating within an acclaimed dispute resolution group
    Chambers UK 2014
  • Clyde & Co has ‘a highly recommended practice’
    Legal 500 2013
  • Clyde & Co's shipping practice is praised for its ‘depth of knowledge and breadth of experience’
    Legal 500 2013
  • Able to help in difficult territories
    Client quote, Chambers UK 2014: Transport: Logistics
  • A great and long reputation as shipping lawyers, especially for advising on cargo-related matters
    Chambers UK 2014
  • Clyde & Co maintains a strong presence in Qatar, with a focus on sophisticated corporate structuring and transactions
    Chambers Global 2014

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