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“One of the pre-eminent sets for complex commodities disputes”
(The Legal 500, 2014)

Disputes relating to traded commodities form a core part of 7KBWs’ practice.  Members of chambers have acted for buyers and sellers in disputes involving coal, cobalt, coffee, cocoa, sugar, oils, gas, metals, rice, grains and soyabeans amongst many other commodities.

Specialist arbitrations before most of the London-based commodity trade associations such as LME, GAFTA, FOSFA, and RSA are regularly undertaken.  Members  have also appeared before international arbitration tribunals in accordance with LCIA, ICC or UNCITRAL arbitration rules.  Chambers and Partners describes 7KBW as a major presence in the commodities sector, while the Legal 500 praises it for its pooled commodities, insurance and shipping expertise.

Cases include:

  • PST Energy 7 Shipping LLC and another v OW Bunker Malta Ltd and another [2016] UKSC 23
  • Gujarat NRE Coke Ltd v Coeclerici Asia (Pte) Ltd
  • “Crude Sky” Great Elephant Corporation v Trafigura Beheer B.V.
  • Falkonera Shipping Co. v Arcadia Energy Pte. Ltd
  • SOS Corporacion Alimentaria SA -v- Mataluni Spa & Inerco Trade SA – [2010] EWHC 162 (Comm)
  • Glencore International AG -v- Alpina Insurance Co. Ltd. & Others – [2004] 1 Lloyd’s Rep. 111
  • Metro litigation – Litigation that arose out of the collapse in 1998 of metro Trading International (MIT) and Metro Oil Corporation (MOC)




Latest Commodities News

Classic Maritime Inc v Limbungan Makmur SDN BHD [2019] EWCA Civ 1102 The decision of the Court of Appeal in Classic Maritime Inc v Limbungan Makmur SDN BHD [2019] EWCA Civ 1102 (27 June 2019), in which Richard Southern QC and Andrew Pearson represented the successful Appellant, will be important reading for all those concerned with claims […]

June 28, 2019

Bv Nederlandse Industrie Van Eiprodukten v Rembrandt Enterprises, Inc. [2019] EWCA Civ 596 Gavin Kealey QC and Henry Moore have won a major case before the Court of Appeal on issues of fundamental importance in the law of contract. They acted for the successful Respondent together with Simon Goldstone of 4 Pump Court, who had […]

April 9, 2019

The latest Legal 500 2017 edition describes 7 King’s Bench Walk as ‘always the first port of call for any insurance or reinsurance dispute’ as well as being ‘a solid choice’ for commercial and shipping work, both litigation and arbitration. It is a set that ‘delivers excellent results’, ‘knows its clients well’ and is ‘quick […]

October 12, 2017