Trade & Commodities Associate

England, London
05 Jun 2024
03 Jul 2024
JN -062024-6444324
Harry Veale
Job Title
Practice Area
PQE Level
2-4, 5-7
Contract Type
Full Time

This position seeks a proficient Solicitor to focus on Trade & Commodities disputes. The successful candidate will bring a wealth of expertise in managing legal responsibilities, covering both litigation and international arbitration.

Client Details

Our client is a highly regarded law firm that is looking for an experienced associate to join the newly formed international maritime, trade and offshore (MTO) practice group. They specialise in providing a variety of legal services. Based in London, this organisation is known for its dedication to delivering exceptional client services and its commitment to upholding high standards of professional integrity.


  • You will focus primarily on litigation and arbitration matters. Litigation work will typically be before the Commercial Court in London but may involve co-ordinating proceedings in other jurisdictions. Arbitration work may be institutional (typically ICC, LCIA or SIAC), trade (typically GAFTA, FOSFA or RSA/SAL), ad hoc, or on LMAA Terms.


A successful Trade & Commodities Associate should have:

  • Qualified lawyer with litigation/arbitration experience (preferably to include commodities and/or shipping work but, in the absence of direct experience, a keen interest in the sector)
  • Excellent knowledge of the professional services industry
  • Strong negotiation and communication skills
  • Ability to develop strong client relationships
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and attention to detail

Job Offer

  • An opportunity to work in a vibrant and multicultural city, London
  • The chance to work with a diverse team of professionals
  • A supportive and collaborative working environment