Our international trade and logistics team comprises lawyers with expertise across all aspects of the global supply chain for a very wide range of sectors. We have experts based in Norway, London, Singapore and Shanghai, with strong global connections that offer a truly international perspective.
We specalise in managing projects and resolving disputes related to production, sourcing, offtake, sale and purchase, storage, logistics, agency and intermediary relationships, trade sanctions, and compliance. Many of our lawyers have relevant commercial or in-house legal experience and have a high level of international expertise. This, together with our sector-focused approach, means that we excel in providing clear, concise and commercial recommendations.
Our international trade client base consists of multinational producers and manufacturers, trading houses, trade/project financiers, energy companies, and government bodies.
We regularly advise clients across a range of sectors, including heavy industry/construction and related machinery and equipment, electronics and technical systems, agricultural commodities, metals, biofuels, oil, LNG, gasses, petrochemicals, industrial chemicals and products, food, clothing and textiles, cars, luxury goods (including superyachts/aircraft), and other consumer products.
Examples of work we do for our international trade clients portfolio:
- Preparation of Framework Agreements and General Terms and Conditions for multi-national traders in goods and services, and negotiation of agreements in connection with specific deals, including both B2B and consumer agreements.
- Assessing and enabling new trade streams, including the establishment of new corporate entities, preparing bankable agreements, and advising on risk management.
- Strategic management of disputes with a view to avoiding escalation and maintaining trading relationships. Where escalation is necessary, providing realistic and actionable recommendations, together with efficient case control, whether in Court, arbitration, mediation or with respect to enforcement.
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