International trade and commodities

Our practice in international trade and commodities features the following areas of expertise :

International sale, international contracts :

  • International sale, import and export
  • Supply agreements
  • Option contracts
  • International service agreements
  • Master contracts, continuing and successive performance contracts
  • International public markets and public sector contracts

Commodity markets :

  • Supply agreements and sale contracts
  • Spot transactions
  • Futures and derivatives
  • Brokerage

Finance and international guarantees :

  • Credit insurance (inc. Coface, ECGD etc.)
  • Payment instruments and letters of credit (inc. SBLC)
  • Uniform customs and practice (ICC-UCP)
  • Demand guarantees, performance guarantees
  • Special guarantees (public markets, customs bonds etc.)
  • Other bank securities and sureties
  • Counter guarantees
  • Forward exchange and currency contracts

Freight carriage and logistics :

  • Shipping
  • Land carriage
  • Air carriage
  • Q&Q inspections
  • Insurance policies and contracts

Special goods and merchandises :

  • Oil and gas products
  • Agricultural commodities
  • Metal and mining products
  • Industrial goods and building materials
  • Special assets (inc. heavy equipment, machines)
  • Manufactured products
  • Dangerous goods

Regulation :

  • International trade regulations, regional and bilateral agreements
  • Administrative regulations and licenses
  • Customs regulations
  • Health regulations
  • Technical regulations
  • Sectoral regulations

Breach of contract and liabilities :

  • Payment failures
  • Delivery failures
  • Defective goods, latent defects
  • Product liability and transfer of risks
  • Transfer and retention of title
  • Securities enforcement and banking litigation
  • Transport litigation

Dispute resolution :

  • International commercial arbitration
  • Judicial and administrative litigation
  • Interim and conservatory measures, emergency proceedings
  • Technical expertises

Execution proceedings and securities :

  • Precautionary attachment and seizure of property
  • Securities and guarantees