2023 Legal 500 Rankings: International Arbitration

We are proud to again be ranked as one of the Tier 4 firms, by Legal 500.

A boutique practice with a commercial mindset, very strong in the commodities area‘, Blackstone & Gold acts for lenders, international traders and insurers, drawing from its capabilities in international trade. The firm provides a ‘bespoke legal service with a personal touch‘ and the team is led by experienced Baldev Bhinder, who is an ‘expert in the commodities world’.

Practice head(s):

Other key lawyers:

Raman Kaur



‘Blackstone & Gold provide a bespoke legal service with a personal touch that some of the bigger law firms can’t match or take for grante.’

‘Baldev Bhinder is the first person I contact if I have a question about the commodity market. He has immense knowledge regarding that topic and he is unquestionably an expert in that field.’

‘Bespoke litigation firm with a personal touch and dedicated team who appreciates your requirement nd always being attentive to details and timelines.’

‘Easily reachable and turnaround time is to be admired as they are conscious of our timelines.’

‘We have been working with Baldev Bhinder and Raman Kaur for some time and they have proven to be worthy allies and trusted comrades for us. Baldev brings to the table his expertise in understanding the underlying trade, technical knowledge, experience in claims and arbitrations. Raman’s knowledge, professionalism, service level and attention to detail stands out.’

‘On multiple occasions, Baldev and Raman had gone the extra mile in giving their advice on matters which do not necessarily fall under their official scope of work. Their genuine desire to help us achieve a positive outcome makes working together a pleasure.’

‘True specialisation in the energy and commodities sectors. The team at Blackstone & Gold are highly collaborative and are very happy to work closely with international counsel to provide Singapore law expertise.’

‘The practice is high specialized in commodity trading, is very flexible and responsive. They act quickly and are subject matter experts in all trading issues, and related trade finance / insurance topics as well.’


Key clients

  • EFA Group
  • Idemitsu International
  • Avani Resources
  • Global Transit Trading
  • MRI Group
  • Atradius Insurance
  • NS Bluescope
  • Euler Hermes Insurance
  • Pertamina


Work highlights

  • Acted for lenders in London arbitration proceedings involving an O&G gas project and successfully obtained an award in their favour in excess of $50m.
  • Acted for global insurers on investigation claims in excess of $300m, with global strategy covering multi-jurisdictional proceedings, arbitration and SG restructuring proceedings, alongside novel areas of insurance law involving commodities.
  • Acted for lenders in multi-jurisdictional enforcement claims involving UK freezing injunction alongside Singapore and Indian court proceedings.



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