The changing landscape of commodities disputes

7 May 2019 | 14:00 - 17:00 | Duration: 195 minutes (plus light lunch before the session)


Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner, Clyde & Co, The Grain and Feed Trade Association (GAFTA), HFW, The London Metal Exchange (LME), Quadrant Chambers

What this session will cover

The changing landscape of commodities disputes’ will combine presentations, panel discussions and a Q&A session on topical issues in the resolution of commodities disputes.

The session will cover pertinent topics including:

  • Commonalities and current themes in global commodities disputes
  • Synthetic bills and synthetic trading and how this is manifesting
  • Agency issues in commodities arbitration: from service of process to enforcement
  • Force majeure in commodities disputes
  • Special challenges in commodities arbitrations
  • Are you an Amber Gambler? Avoiding the pitfalls of being appointed as an arbitrator and how challenges for arbitral impartiality can be avoided


  • Michael Swangard, Partner, Clyde & Co
  • Brian Perrott, Partner, HFW
  • Mathew Rea, Partner, BCLP
  • Jonathan Waters, General Counsel, GAFTA
  • Edward Album, London Metal Exchange (LME)
  • Simon Rainey QC, Quadrant Chambers
  • Anna Owen-Davies, Global Head of Trade Arbitration and  Dispute Resolution, Louis Dreyfus

Further information regarding the session, including the speakers, may be added to this page in due course.

This event is being held at:

Clyde & Co

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The St Botolph Building,
138 Houndsditch,
Auditorium on the 13th floor

Getting There

We recommend using Transport for London (TFL) for the most up-to-date information on how to get to Clyde & Co.