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Commodities Breakfast Seminar

HFW will be hosting a seminar on trading disputes, focusing on the formation and repudiation of contracts, and prohibition and default clauses.


16 January 2014


The Address Hotel, Dubai


HFW Partner, Simon Cartwright and Associate Jemma Hill, both of HFW's Dubai office, will present an overview of the legal and regulatory developments affecting commodities trading contracts in 2013. HFW Senior Associate Sarah Hunt, from the firm's Geneva office, will present on the recent English Commercial Court judgment of Proton Energy Group SA v Orlen Lietuva, which updates the law on contract and makes it clear when a contract becomes binding. HFW represented Proton Energy Group SA in this case. Sarah will address four main issues:

  • When does a contract become legally binding?
  • When can a trader safely terminate a contract?
  • What are the consequences of repudiatory breach?
  • What should you do to avoid withdrawal from a binding contract?

The seminar will conclude with a presentation from HFW Associate Hari Krishna, from the firm's Dubai office, who will present on the 2013 English court decisions in relation to prohibition and default clauses.

If you have any queries regarding this seminar or to register your interest in attending, please contact us at

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