Our metal experts have been involved in the following recent cases.
Raw Materials Advisory Support
Expert witness in a commercial dispute between an Indian raw materials supplier and a Pakistani integrated steel company regarding an iron ore purchase (ICC International Court of Arbitration, London).
Provision of information on historical prices of steel scrap for use in arbitration between a shipping company and purchaser of steel scrap - for London-based law firm, representing the shipping company.
Arbitration concerning pricing of iron ore from India to a purchaser in China, including preparation of expert report for Hong Kong law firm, representing the purchaser.
Expert opinion on reasonableness of a joint venture to develop an Indonesian Iron Sands project to produce a profitable operation.
Expert witness advisory support on iron ore buyer/seller contract dispute, Honduras.
Expert Witness – Report and appearance at LMAA Tribunal, London, on the effects of the 2016 Ebola epidemic on the Iron Ore Industry of Sierra Leone.
Iron Units including Iron Ore, Pig Iron & DRI
Support for a government client in South Asia relating to a compensation claim on a direct reduced iron (DRI) plant. Expert role was to provide written evidence concerning market, technical and economic testimony for calculation of a damages award.
Calculation of quantum relating to breach of contract claim, further to non-delivery of pig iron to a client in Turkey.
Steel Quality, Standards & Breach of Contract
Technical advice concerning damage claim relating to corrosion-related write-off of a steel rebar consignment delivered by a Middle Eastern client, due to rust formation.
Provision of expert advice for Egyptian client relating to breach of contract issue relating to straightness of a consigment of long products against accepted international standards.
Assisted London insurance broking firm in understanding common practices relating to letters of credit.
Able to demonstrate that documents presented in a particular case were invalid in proving origin and destination of steel shipments.
Alumina and Aluminium
Arbitration concerning breach of an alumina contract between a trader and consumer in India, including preparation of expert report on alumina markets and prices. Role involved appearance at an arbitration hearing in London.
Arbitration and associated court cases concerning the pricing of aluminium and alumina in transactions involving a major aluminium company, a trading company and a smelter in the CIS area. Role included a review of documents; discussions with solicitors and barristers; preparation of expert reports; preparation of joint reports with experts from the opposing side; and appearance at a formal arbitration hearing in London.
Copper including Quantum Calculations and Contract Disputes
Investigation into in insurance claim for loss of copper concentrates at a Far Eastern smelter due to a typhoon.
Investigation into alleged tonnage loss and change in quality of copper concentrate shipped from Peru to Malaysia.
Expert Witness for copper concentrate buyer/seller contract dispute.
Part of the expert team to assist Federal and Local governments in the arbitrations brought against them by an International company developing a copper project in Pakistan.
Valuation of damaged (waterlogged) consignment tof copper concentrate, Finland.
Investigation into alleged loss of quality and quantum of copper concentrate consignment shipped from Peru to Malaysia.
Investigation into in insurance claim for loss of copper concentrates at a Far Eastern smelter due to a typhoon, December 2017.
Lead & Zinc including Technology Issues, Valuations and Quality Matters
Expert witness appearance on technical matters relating to zinc processing in London Arbitration.
Adviser on lead refining technology.
Support with lead-zinc concentrate quality dispute between Australian mine and Indian smelter.
Key role in valuation of consignment of lead concentrate.
Expert Witness representing the buyer in a dispute over the value of a consignment of nickel oxide.
Gold & Silver
Advice on assessment of environmental impacts of gold mineral prospecting activities in Northern Ireland.
Expert Witness advising in a dispute between a copper concentrate mine and a copper smelter over the silver content of the concentrate.
Valuation of damaged (waterlogged) consignment of silver-lead concentrate.
Investigation into theft of six consignments of tin concentrate from TEU containers, Central Africa.
Principal technical adviser in case between landlord and UK metal manufacturer regarding storage of large piles of waste slag on site (High Court of Justice, Chancery Division).
Valuation of consignment of columbite.
Expert Witness - loss of earnings due to late delivery of consignment of manganese ore.