Simple precisely executed concepts are the foundation for our work and the basis of our contribution to our clients' success.


A mining company is sued for breach of contract by a trading company over non-acceptance of pricing terms. A consumer of fabricated metal is sued by the fabricator for default over a “take-or-pay” clause. Either case could bring punishing financial consequences and risk each firms’ reputations in the wider market. In such circumstances companies often seek outside expertise, with experience across commodity markets and known in the industry, to provide assistance. In such cases we are retained to:

  • ensure they are in a good position to maintain their position from the market’s perspective
  • provide their position with credibility when tested in court

We work with their teams and review the files, advising on commercial and market practice. In court we provide support by appearing as expert witness on their behalf.