International Trade

International Trade

The Dutch have been known as international traders throughout the ages. Our trade and commodities group has many years experience as a leading provider to the world’s commodity traders. We provide a full range of legal services in respect to the drafting of contracts for the sale of hard and soft commodities, transfer of title issues, right of retention, debt collection and documentary credits, in both international litigation as well as through arbitral proceedings. We have specialist expertise in all aspects of international trade, including financing, production, regulatory and shipping. We also advise insurers, lenders and borrowers on their transactions. Our clients include commodity traders and financiers in the following sectors:

  • Oil & Gas;
  • Biofuels;
  • Coal;
  • Iron ore;
  • Metals;
  • Fruits, grain and other soft commodities.

We have specialist expertise in assisting our clients with the related shipping, freight and charter arrangements as well as dispute resolution.

The legal 500 reported (April 2012) that: Van Steenderen MainportLawyers provides “superb industry knowledge with appropriate and straight–to–the-point advice”.