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A partner in the commodities team, with over 10 years’ experience advising in the field of international trade and shipping, Darren regularly advises companies that trade, finance and transport a wide range of commodities.

He is also vastly experienced in dispute resolution, having been involved in a variety of trade association arbitrations, including the LME, GAFTA, FOSFA, ICA, RSA and SAOL and arbitrations subject to ICC, LCIA and LMAA terms.

Darren has also frequently appeared before the Commercial Court and also has experience at Court of Appeal and Supreme Court level appeals. He regularly contributes articles to legal publications, as well as presenting at a number of industry seminars and training events.

He obtained a postgraduate diploma in law at City University, London in 2005, attending Inns of Court School of Law.


Trained at Mays Brown; qualified 2008. Partner at Hill Dickinson 2014.


Law Society
Supporting Member of LMAA.


University of Southampton (LL.B (Hons) 2002).

Lawyer Rankings

London > Dispute resolution > International arbitration

Hill Dickinson LLP‘s significant caseload covers high-value arbitration matters that are seated predominantly in London, Singapore and Hong Kong. Adrian Jones is a highly regarded international arbitration partner; Darren Wall routinely acts in commodities and dry shipping disputes; and Paul Taylor is experienced in ICC, LCIA and UNCITRAL arbitrations.

London > Dispute resolution > Commodities disputes

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Darren WallHill Dickinson LLP

At Hill Dickinson LLP, ‘the team is super-professional, with profound knowledge in our business and honest advice on every problem presented‘. As, ‘the premier commodities team in London‘, it is highly active in disputes concerning grains, seeds, pules, edible oils, fertilisers, cocoa and, most notably, sugar, as well as a wide range of energy products. Jeff Isaacs is ‘great to work with and one of the best opponents‘, remarks one market source. He and Andrew Buchmann have ‘great knowledge on every impact of English Law on every step of the international trade of commodities‘. Clients appreciate the ‘well-thought and tactical approach‘ of Paul Taylor, who is qualified in both English and French law. Paul Sinnott and Mark Aspinall have extensive experience in physical and financial oil transactions. Darren Wall has ‘legal expertise combined with the necessary armoury for legal battles‘.