More than 70 legal professionals work in a coordinated and global manner to support the implementation of Group strategy and promote Louis Dreyfus Company's interests. A team of dedicated experts supports all aspects of our Group's business and operations worldwide. Legal advice, including drafting and negotiation, is provided in relation to many areas of the law, such as trading and commodities law, company law, financing, M&A, special projects, general commercial law, and regulatory matters.
Together with the platforms, regions and other functions, the legal team is dedicated to developing and delivering the appropriate legal solutions to support the Group's operations and ambitions. The legal team works on a cost-effective, proactive and coordinated basis, providing checks and balances, and raising awareness of legal risks within the Group.
The Legal Department, headed by the VP, Group General Counsel who reports directly to the Group CEO, consists of a central legal team and five regional teams. The central team deals with corporate matters and offers global expertise. Both central and regional teams interact constantly with each other, providing reciprocal support on both regional and global matters, thus ensuring consistency.
Louis Dreyfus Company is a leading merchant and processor of agricultural goods, leveraging its global reach and extensive asset network to deliver for its customers around the world - safely, responsibly and reliably. Today we help to feed and clothe some 500 million people, originating, processing and transporting approximately 81 million tons of commodities annually.