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Job Title Commodities Lawyer
Department Financial Markets
Role Associate
Job Location London


The role

We have a market leading commodities practice.   We advise investment banks, brokers, dealers, trading houses, hedge funds, producers, suppliers and users, as well as exchanges and trade associations on a wide range of issues.

This includes advice relating to trading commodity and energy derivatives, both on exchange and OTC, and the structuring and regulation of international trading businesses; the regulation of market conduct and market abuse; the structuring of financial instruments relating to commodities/energy; physical marketing, trading and supply; commodity and inventory financing; and dispute resolution, regulatory investigations and enforcement.

Our team includes practitioners with in house experience at regulators and within the industry. We are seeking an associate to work alongside the Partner primarily in relation to the regulation, conduct and structuring of financial and non-financial entities dealing in commodities derivatives. The role will be both advisory and transactional.


Person specification  

  • A minimum of 2-5 years’ post qualification experience within commodities/ commodities regulatory which will have been gained at another leading City practice. Experience should include relevant European legislation. Experience relating to commodities exchanges (such as London Metal Exchange (LME) and ICE Futures) would be advantageous.
  • Excellent academics. 
  • Strong client focus with an ability and willingness to get actively involved in marketing and business development.
  • Commercially driven.
  • Flexibility and a willingness to work additional hours on occasion as required.


Additional Documents
Commodities Associate Job Description
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