International Trade & Commodities

At the heart of our commodities practice is the litigation and arbitration of international sale contract disputes. 

Members of chambers have extensive experience in advising, drafting and appearing in respect of disputes in the Courts of England and Wales and in arbitration.

Our expertise extends to a broad range of commodities, including:

  • Feedstuff
  • Grain
  • Oil and petroleum products
  • Biofuel
  • Metals
  • Coal
  • Sugar

We also have experience in paper trading of commodities and associated financial trades, including:

  • FFA disputes
  • Hedging
  • Futures and derivatives
  • Carbon-trading

As a result of Quadrant’s other areas of specialisms, members of chambers are well-placed to deal with all aspects of a commodities trade, including such as payment and finance

We also have experience of obtaining and resisting freezing, anti-suit and other urgent interim injunctions, and jurisdictional applications and challenges.


… “has excellent bench strength in the form of both silks and juniors, whom clients describe as ‘exceptional in their own right’ and ‘willing to listen to solicitors' needs’” …

(Chambers UK, 2018)

… “a set at the forefront of the Commodities Bar” …

Chambers UK, 2017)

... "of a very high standard from the top QCs to the most junior tenants" ...

(The Legal 500, 2016)