Rashpaul Bahia, Partner, Commodities

Rashpaul Bahia, Partner, Commodities, Fieldfisher

I am an energy and commodities lawyer with over 16 years’ experience in acting for banks, trading houses and corporates on energy, natural resources and commodities transactions.

I advise clients on commodities trading and structured commodities solutions, derivatives, asset optimisation structures, energy management services arrangements, M&A matters and general commercial agreements.

Representative experience:


  • Advising a leading energy trader in relation to the financing, security and power and gas trading arrangements with a utility company.
  • Advising various market participants on market leading power plant optimisation structures, involving fuel procurement, offtake, derivatives, financing and security arrangements.
  • Advising a leading US investment bank on the disposal of its power, gas and emissions trading business.
  • Advising on trading portfolio sale and purchase transactions for market participants involving base metals, freight and coal products.
  • Advising clients on a commodities prepayment transactions.
  • Advising on the set up of trading operations.
  • Advising clients on industry standard trading documentation such as EFET and ISDA.


The Legal 500 (2017) describes Rashpaul as “as great transactional lawyer”, and “having very good expertise and knowing the market exceptionally well”.

Recommended in The Legal 500 (2016) in Band 1 for Commodities: Derivatives.

The Legal 500 (2015) describes Rashpaul as “highly recommended for structured commodities deals”.

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