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Blackstone & Gold
#10-11/12, SINGAPORE 079118

Singapore > International arbitration Tier 4

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

Avani Resources

MRI Group

NS Bluescope


Idemitsu International

Global Transit Trading

Atradius Insurance

Euler Hermes Insurance

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.

BlackStone & Gold is a specialist energy and commodities law firm based in Singapore. The firm consists of former BigLaw lawyers with unparalleled sector specialism and a dynamic approach to mandates. The firm’s innovative approach is both transformative and transcendent:

  • Commodities specialists: From mining and exploration to trading and downstream use, our lawyers perform the role of “in-house counsel” where needed and “expert experts” for specialized structuring and disputes.
  • Authentic interactions: Small, dedicated and partner led teams that are interwoven with the business of our clients.
  • International experience and local expertise: Singapore and English qualified lawyers who have significant experience in the regional markets of South Asia, Vietnam, China, Indonesia and others.
  • Value driven: Working with small teams that are highly leveraged on technology, our lawyers are able to move away from traditional law firm models by offering a conflict free service predicated on delivering real value to our clients.

Our lawyers represent a variety of traders, power producers, contractors and insurers in both transactional advisory as well as disputes in the Singapore courts and arbitrations across the globe. The firm has a strong track record in high value oil, minerals and metals arbitrations. The multi-lingual young team has been recognised by market publications and shortlisted as International Arbitration Team of the Year in the Legal 500 SE Asia Awards 2020.

The firm is headed by Baldev Bhinder, listed as top lawyer under 40 by Asian Legal Business 2017, Singapore Business Review 2018 and Prestige 2019 publications.

Baldev Bhinder is a quality lawyer, who is technically and strategically adept’ ‘Baldev is stellar. He is plugged into the cases, the commodities market and has a great instinct for his cases. He is able to measure up his opponent as well as the judge when running the cases.’   The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2020

“Baldev Bhinder is ‘exceptional, ‘understands the practicalities of international trade’, is ‘well connected in the commodities market’, ‘knows the arbitration process inside and out’ and ‘instinctively knows where the pressure points are and can map out an effective strategy from the get go’ ”  The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2019

“…key contact for arbitration and litigation work…”  Benchmark Litigation Asia 2019

“…tenacious litigator…” ALB 40 lawyers under 40 lawyers in Asia 2017

Department Name Email Telephone
Energy & Commodities Baldev Bhinder +65 6970 1677
Photo Name Position Profile
Baldev  Bhinder photo Mr Baldev Bhinder Managing Director
Ramandeep Kaur photo Ms Ramandeep Kaur Associate Director
V Kumar Sharma photo Mr V Kumar Sharma Associate Director
Shane Sim photo Mr Shane Sim Associate Director
Bahasa Indonesia
Bahasa Malaysia
Chinese (Mandarin)
Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb)
Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC)
Indonesian Advocates Association