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 is a go-to practice for some of the most sophisticated and substantial commodities disputes in the market, whether acting on behalf of major international banks, commodities trading houses, oil companies or a host of other market participants." The Legal 500 UK 2024
  • "Reed Smith is an exceptional team with a strong global network that provides a great service." Chambers UK 2024

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.