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The changing landscape of commodities disputes

7 May 2019 | 14:00-17:00
London International Disputes Week


  • 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

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