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Adam Richardson



10 Collyer Quay
#18-01 Ocean Financial Centre
Singapore 049315

Office Telephone: +65 6411 5300
Office Fax: +65 6411 5355

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Adam is a Partner in the Commodities department of HFW's Singapore office with a focus on international trade, commodities and shipping matters. Adam's area of expertise is international arbitration, both ad hoc and arbitrations under the LMAA, GAFTA, FOSFA, ICC, SIAC and UNCITRAL Rules. Adam has also acted in commercial litigation in relation to a variety of other matters, including litigation relating to letters of credit and business rates.

He also advises on non-contentious matters such as physical commodities contracts (including storage, warehousing, marketing and distribution agreements), structured trade contracts, and project documentation for use in shipbuilding and offshore projects. The commodities in respect of which Adam has experience of advising include oil, petroleum products, coal, base metals, iron ore, grains, soyabeans and rice. He speaks regularly at commodities and offshore seminars and has also delivered training on SCoTA and GAFTA contracts.

Adam has completed 3 client secondments: 2 as in-house legal counsel at international trading companies and a further secondment as in-house legal counsel supporting the physical commodity trading desk of an international bank, specialising in structured trade transactions.

Adam was ranked as one of Singapore's top 20 most promising legal luminaries aged under 40 (Singapore Business Review, 2018).

A longstanding client attests to Adam's strengths: "As in-house counsel in a fast-paced commodities business, it is important to be able to rely on external counsel for a swift response that is both business-friendly and practical. Adam consistently meets both of these criteria. He has a strong knowledge of the commodities business and applicable law. He also brings a calm 'can do' manner to contentious matters."

Adam is a qualified lawyer in England and Wales.

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HFW established its Singapore office in 1990 giving it a presence in the city for 30 years.

HFW's Singapore office operates throughout SE Asia and has particular strength in Indonesia and Malaysia.

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