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Leading gafta expertise

Lawyers to the international grains industry.

Our global team is built up of experts across all areas of the commodities industry, including physical supply, transportation, OTC and exchange-traded derivatives, regulation, blockchain and finance. Many of our lawyers have worked in the industry, giving us unrivalled experience and expertise. We understand the industry at every stage of the supply chain and work with our clients through evolving markets and assist them with the new challenges faced due to changes in products, market participants, trading platforms, financing and regulation.

We act for grain houses, brokers and traders of grain, rice, sugar, fats and seeds, cotton, coffee and fertilisers. We have strong experience of claims before Gafta arbitrators.

We advise on all sectors of the grain and feed industry, from production and terminal operation through physical and derivatives trading to end use. We assist clients with:

  • Standard trading terms (Gafta and other trading terms)
  • Term and spot contracts
  • Derivatives contracts
  • Charterparties and other carriage issues
  • Trade finance
  • Regulation
  • Sanctions
  • Dispute resolution, including arbitrations under Gafta and other institutional rules

Members of our team regularly lecture worldwide in support of the Gafta training programme, highlights include our recent seminars in conjunction with Gafta throughout Asia (China, Vietnam, Thailand, Philippines, Indonesia and South Korea) which were a great success.

For further information please contact:


Stephen Thompson


Michael Buisset

Olivier Bazin

Sarah Hunt

Hong Kong

Peter Murphy


Brian Perrott

Damian Honey

Philip Prowse


Timothy Clemens-Jones


Adam Richardson

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