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Commodities

Years of regulatory change, consolidation in the commodities trading markets, the advent of technology and a change in strategic direction of traditional commodities market participants, has brought about significant opportunities for both established and new entrants to commodities trading. Fieldfisher's team of commodities experts helps clients unlock these opportunities.

Notable deals and highlights

  •  We advised a leading investment bank on the build-out of its physical commodities business in EMEA.
  •  We advised commodities traders on sales and acquisitions of trading portfolios and associated risk transfer mechanisms.
  •  We advised a ring dealing member of the LME on the impact of EMIR and the use of the FOA Clearing Module for exchange traded derivatives.
  •  We advised on the establishment of a structured commodity investment vehicle for the provision of commodity backed and futures hedged repo finance arrangements.
  •  We advised on a $175 million copper forward purchase transaction for a copper mine in Western Europe, with a US investment bank as the arranger.