Koch Supply & Trading Company Limited, Koch Metals Trading Limited, Koch Commodities Europe Limited and Koch Energy Europe Limited are all located in the old Roman part of London. Capabilities include sales, operations, trade accounting, contracts, compliance, credit and risk management, human resources and information technology. Koch Metals trades precious and industrial metals, and provides hedging services to clients such as base metal producers and consumers. Koch Commodities Europe Limited participates in LNG and heavy oil products trading.
In the Yalta and Potsdam conferences, the Allies established their joint military occupation and administration of Germany via the Allied Control Council (ACC), a four-power (US, UK, USSR, France) military government effective until the restoration of German sovereignty. In eastern Germany, the Soviet Occupation Zone (SBZ – Sowjetische Besatzungszone ) comprised the five states ( Länder ) of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern , Brandenburg , Saxony , Saxony-Anhalt , and Thuringia . Disagreements over the policies to be followed in the occupied zones quickly led to a breakdown in cooperation between the four powers, and the Soviets administered their zone without regard to the policies implemented in the other zones. The Soviets withdrew from the ACC in 1948; subsequently as the other three zones were increasingly unified and granted self-government, the Soviet administration instituted a separate socialist government in its zone.