Philip Antcliffe

Philip Antcliffe

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Warehouseman’s Liens – for traders, banks and storage operators

When goods are delivered to a professional storage operator (we will refer to them as a warehouseman) for safe keeping, they may become subject to a lien. A lien is a security right which gives the warehouseman rights over...more

3/20/2014 - Liens Warehouses

Indonesian government imposes partially eased ban on ore exports

The Indonesian government had been due to enforce an effective ban on the export of unprocessed mineral ores from 12 January 2014. It now appears that the ban will be more restricted than originally planned and aimed...more

1/13/2014 - Export Controls Exports Minerals Natural Resources Trade Policy

Indonesian export ban and language law – are you prepared?

In 2010 we reported on legal developments affecting Indonesia’s coal mining industry. Since then, Indonesia – the fourth most populous country in the world with a US-dollar economy in excess of one trillion – has continued to...more

1/13/2014 - Coal Export Controls Exports Mining Trade Policy

A bull rush for bullion in Asia

For background information on bullion trading, see the Q&A at the bottom of this alert. Singapore’s growth as a global commodity trading hub continues, with recent developments affecting the city’s role in the precious...more

9/3/2013 - Commodities Contract Drafting Contract Formation Custodians Investors Leases Metals Trade Policy

‘Force majeure’ clauses in commodity sale agreements – what should you be thinking about?

We have written previously about force majeure clauses in the context of market disruption events that have occurred or were anticipated (See previous alerts, 11-027, 11-007, 10-189 and 09-005, on force majeure). Lawyers...more

6/21/2013 - Commodity Sale Agreements Contract Drafting Force Majeure Clause Jurisdiction

Issues Arising in Commodity Inventory Finance

Introduction - The knock-on effects of the global economic crisis have influenced the financing of the commodities trading industry. Changes in the regulatory landscape in Europe and the United States have likewise...more

5/3/2013 - Commodities Contract Drafting CTA Financing Intermediaries Risk Assessment

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