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International Trade and Commodities

Specialist expertise for all maritime and global transportation issues

Gateley Plc’s experience includes helping commodity trading clients in relation to sale contracts covering a wide range of commodities, such as oil and petrochemicals, grain and feedstuffs, edible oils, sugar and metals.

Gateley Plc’s experience includes helping commodity trading clients in relation to sale contracts covering a wide range of commodities, such as oil and petrochemicals, grain and feedstuffs, edible oils, sugar and metals.

Membership (non-trading) of GAFTA and FOSFA ensures that Gateley’s experts have detailed and up-to-date knowledge of the standard contract terms of these and other trade bodies.

A strong track record in this field enables us to advise manufacturers, exporters and importers on issues arising under purchase and sale contracts, as well as problems encountered during shipment and transportation worldwide.

Our comprehensive service includes advising in relation to trade finance, letters of credit, cargo inspections, certification and collateral management agreements.

When issues arise, we handle arbitrations under the rules of the major commodity trade associations (FOSFA, GAFTA, LME, RSA), or other international arbitration rules such as those of the ICC and LCIA. We often advise on appeals to the High Court on points of law.