INVITATION

11 May 2021, 14.00 – 16.00 CET

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We are looking forward to a further collaboration with HFW Partners, Michael Buisset, Sarah Hunt and William Hold, together with Associates Patrick Myers, Caroline West and Anne-Marie Pearce, are pleased to invite you to a webinar by zoom where partecipants will be able to pose questions on topical trading and shipping themes as follows:

PROGRAM

SESSION ONE  –  Caroline West

The Anatomy of a Metals Contract – Part 1

An analysis of contracts for the sale and purchase of base metals and ferrous metals.  We will review key clauses and provide tips on best practice when drafting your contracts.   The first session will focus on: (1) risk and title; (2) provisional and final pricing; and (3) quality and quantity determination.

SESSION TWO  –  Sarah Hunt

The Anatomy of a Metals Contract – Part 2

An analysis of contracts for the sale and purchase of base metals and ferrous metals.  We will review key clauses and provide tips on best practice when drafting your contracts.   The second session will focus on (1) force majeure and (2) shipping terms. 

SESSION THREE  –  Michael Buisset

Battery metals trading

The increasing demand for mineral ores fueled by the world’s push towards green energy: as we need more nickel / copper / lithium / cobalt for batteries, will theworld’s metals traders meet growing demand for a “greener” world?

SESSION FOUR  –  William Hold

Export Restrictions

The effect of export restrictions on the validity of contracts, a Swiss and English law perspective.

SESSION FIVE  –  Anne-Marie Pearce

Storage Contracts

An overview of the issues arising in metals storage contracts, with particular focus on the use of Stock Monitoring Agreements and Collateral Management Agreements to mitigate risk.

SESSION SIX  –  Patrick Myers

Mitigating the Risk of Theft and Fraud

An analysis of some high profile instances of fraud and theft of metal from storage and containers.   This session will focus on what practical steps you can take to mitigate against this risk.

LECTURERS

Michael Buisset, HFW, Partner                                Sara Hunt, HFW, Partner

William Hold, HFW, Partner                                  Patrick Myers, HFW, Associate

Caroline West, HFW, Associate                            Anne-Marie Pearce, HFW, Associate