Commodity Trading

Thanks to favorable business conditions, the commodity sector has become a meaningful part of the Swiss economy. Trading in physical commodities as well as trade financing and hedging activities are the main drivers of the industry. In addition, commodities are playing an important role in asset management and derivative trading.

Growing success and influence come along with increased (public) pressure, including on transparency of product- and cash flows, compliance with standards on environmental protection as well as in relation to supervision and taxation of the business.

We help our clients analyze and implement the regulations and “best practices” most relevant to them. We support you with tailor-made solutions, so you can focus on your core business activities.



  • Legal and regulatory advice on industry-specific topics, e.g. in relation to international sanctions (UNO, OFAC, SECO), prevention of money laundering, anti-corruption measures
  • Analysis of new regulations (e.g. EMIR, Dodd-Frank, Transparency Directive) and their impact on the business model
  • Implementation of instruments for promoting corporate social responsibility
  • Admission processes to self-regulatory and industry bodies
  • Representation of interests before self-regulatory and industry bodies
  • Drafting of internal regulations and guidelines
  • Support in the establishment of an internal compliance organization
  • Performance of ongoing compliance activities in an outsourcing arrangement
  • Preparation and performance of training sessions on regulatory topics

It is our goal to provide intelligent and practical solutions to complex issues at competitive pricing. We are looking forward to you contacting us!