International trade and commodities

Over the last thirty years, our Paris and Geneva practices have advised on several transactions involving the international trade of manufactured products and commodities. We have represented trading companies, importers and exporters, as well as public sector companies and other administrative entities.

Our international trade practice has an extensive experience of exchanges between Europe, Asia, Africa and the Arab world, and provides a legal expertise in various industries, including agricultural commodities, oil and gas trading, as well as the importation and exportation of manufactured products and industrial supplies.

Our practice advises on all the legal and operational aspects of international trade transactions, including international regulations, contracts, finance and securities, insurance law, transportation law, Q&Q inspections and logistic matters, as well as the full range of customs, technical and other administrative regulations.

Our practice also represents clients in litigation proceedings, before both State courts and arbitration tribunals.

Focus areas :

Our practice features the following substantive areas :

  • International sale and international contracts
  • Commodity markets
  • Finance and international guarantees
  • Payment instruments and documentary credit
  • Transportation law and logistics
  • Special goods and merchandises (inc. oil and gas products, agricultural commodities, dangerous goods)
  • Regulation
  • Breach of contract and liabilities
  • Dispute resolution and execution proceedings
  • International commercial embargoes