Established in 2019, BlackStone & Gold is an energy and commodities boutique with a focus on sector-specific dispute resolution. The firm has the capability to look after the full lifecycle of commodities from upstream to downstream. It is frequently sought after by lenders, international traders and insurers for regional and international disputes. The firm is led by Baldev Bhinder who is highly regarded for commodities-related arbitration as well as handling trade, banking and shipping matters.
Work highlights over the past 12 months include advising lenders in two LCIA arbitration proceedings involving $70 million claims arising from an oil and gas project; acting for a commodities trader New Zone Group in relation to a claim arising from a series of commodities transactions; and representing a listed Bangladesh company in SIAC arbitration proceedings against a listed Korean entity in relation to a dispute arising from steel contracts.
“Promptly works for us and gives us reasonable commercial advice.” – Trade and customs
“He has a lot of knowledge of our industry and appropriately provides us feedback with regard to potential dispute cases or other daily transactions.”