Brian specialises in advising and acting for trading companies and banks in commodities and shipping disputes as well as advising on derivative products. He assists and represents clients in dispute resolution, both litigation and arbitration. Brian was formerly head of litigation at Cargill in Geneva. His practice includes all manner of trading and commodity disputes and he is associated with numerous landmark shipping, commodities and derivative cases.
Brian is ranked highly in both Legal 500 and Chambers. He was recently highlighted in Chambers UK 2013 as a "big mover and shaker in the commodities industry". In previous years, he has been described as "dynamic" and "versed in advising on both disputes and trading" (Chambers UK 2012). Sources told Legal 500 UK 2012 that his "in-depth knowledge, and interpretation of contracts is reassuring". He is listed as a 'Leading Individual' for both derivatives and physicals commodities work.