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Derivatives and international trade

Issues for discussion:

• Introduction to derivatives:
- Derivatives as a price risk management tool in international trade
- What is hedging and what it is not – basic principles
- The difference between operational and strategic hedging

• The trader’s view:
- As a shipowner
- As a charterer / commodity trader
- As a producer and end user

• Master netting and collateralisation agreements as a critical contractual risk management tool.

• The relationship between derivatives and defaults under commodity sale contracts and charterparties: 
- How a single breach e.g., an off-spec cargo or a late ship, can close an entire derivatives trading book
- Recoverability of hedging / derivatives trading losses in:
- Commodity sale contracts disputes
- Charterparty disputes

Date: 14/03/2018

The Hon. Sir Bernard Rix


Geoff Arnold - Head of Trading - British Steel
Catherine Jago - Expert & Arbitrator - CJH Energy Ltd
Paul Sinnott - Partner – Eversheds
Sean O’Sullivan QC - 4 Pump Court




Eversheds Sutherland
1 Wood Street


6.00pm - 8.00pm

CPD Points:

This event is accredited for 2 CPD points

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