Our Team


Paul Johnson

Managing Partner - PJ Legal Europe Limited

Paul is a solicitor (qualified in England in 1990, and Hong Kong in 1993). He has specialised in commodities, physical trading and shipping, commodity finance and commodity derivatives for his entire career. He was previously a pupil barrister at 20 Essex Street Chambers, a solicitor at Reed Smith (formerly Richards Butler) for 5 years, and […]

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Justin Boyd

Managing Partner - PJ Legal Asia LLP

Justin has over 28 years’ legal and regulatory experience in commodities trading, origination and financing, wholesale banking, bank regulation, energy project development, financial derivatives and corporate transactions. Justin has held senior in-house legal and regulatory risk positions, and has been a partner of an international law firm. Most recently, he was the Global Co-Head (Legal) […]

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Nic Horsfield

Partner - PJ Legal Asia LLP

Nic is a partner at PJ Legal in Singapore. He has extensive experience in a wide range of transactional matters relating to the sale and purchase of energy, derivatives and commodities. He frequently works with trading houses, energy utilities and energy start-up companies across EME and APAC. Email   |   LinkedIn   |   […]

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Simon Jones

Partner- PJ Legal Asia LLP (Effective 1st March 2020)

Simon advises on disputes, transactional and advisory matters in relation to the trading, transporting and financing of a wide range of physical commodities. He aims to provide practical, commercial and solution focused advice to his clients which include major mining companies, oil majors, commodity traders and investment banks.   Before joining PJ Legal Simon spent fifteen […]

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Nicholas Crossin

Consultant Solicitor

Nicholas is a versatile commercial lawyer. He has held senior positions at a commodities trading business, mainly advising on finance, restructuring and special situations projects. Prior to this, he was a partner in the banking department at Allen & Overy LLP, focusing on investment grade, leveraged and distressed lending, project finance and debt restructuring. Email […]

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Support Team

Sofia Loshkareva

Trainee Solicitor

Sofia is a graduate in Law (high 2:1) from the University of Portsmouth who joined PJ Legal in January 2018 whilst completing the final year of her LLB in law. In parallel with her degree she also completed the Law in Practice course, in which she achieved a 1st, and was awarded with a prize […]

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