Andrew Geddes MA(Oxon) FIOM³ M EWI
Metallurgist & Commodity Trader
Andrew Geddes is an Oxford Metallurgy graduate who has worked in the primary metals (non-ferrous) industry in the commercial field internationally. He has held senior positions over last 40 years with metal producers, traders and fabricators and has done business in 70 different countries around the world and has been a regular visitor to 50 of them.
He has used London Metal Exchange extensively as well as FX markets for hedging. During this time he has resolved many disputes / litigations for Company/employer. He has primary raw materials experience including, but not limited to: aluminium, alumina, copper, magnesium, silicon, nickel and cobalt. His experience also covers broken contracts, fraud, market loss valuations, hedging loss valuations, agency arrangements and contract negotiations including shipping and warehousing. In addition to regular hedging his LME experience includes frequent placing of metal (mostly aluminium or zinc) onto LME warrant, LME warehousing deals and taking metal off LME warrant. Warrant swaps, location swaps.
He has given advice and/or expert witness services for disputes in Italy, Switzerland, Sweden, Singapore and the UK. He has also produced reports and given oral evidence in court (LCIA, ICC, SCC, SIAC and High Court London) and has many excellent references available from international law firms.
Metallurgy Honours Degree at St Catherine's College Oxford University
Expert Witness Institute Membership & Accreditation
Cardfiff University Law School Expert Witness Accreditation
IMD Business School, Lausanne
Fellow of the Institute of Materials, Minerals & Mining
Expert Witness Institute, London
Institute of Directors, London