Reed Smith’s commodities and international trade arbitration practice is recognized as one of the best in the world. With commodities and international trade arbitration lawyers based around the globe – in particular in London, Dubai, Paris, Houston, Singapore, Beijing and Hong Kong – we are the go-to choice for clients across the commodities and international trade sector, including trading houses, mining and oil majors, agricultural and financial institutions and funds engaged in the trading and financing of commodities.

We are ranked in the top band by both The Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners. “Reed Smith LLP has a pre-eminent market offering in the physical commodities sector, with a great number of lawyers specialising in the area and acting for an enviable range of clients across the full range of commodities markets. In recent years, the firm has invested heavily in creating a deep bench of talent at both senior and junior level,” notes The Legal 500 2020. “They’re our go-to law firm for commodities matters. They are consistently high quality with international reach,” comments a client in Chambers and Partners 2020.

Through our sector specialism, we bring our extensive knowledge of the commodities markets to bear, enabling us to partner with our clients every step of the way, from advising on the drafting of effective contracts, to providing pre-emptive and strategic advice in anticipation of disputes, to managing arbitrations efficiently, always with a view to the commercial realities.