Archive for the ‘Legal’ Category

HFW Insurance Bulletin 19 Feb 2018 – Edition 3

HFW Insurance Bulletin 19 Feb 2018 – Edition 3
In this week’s Bulletin: 1. REGULATION AND LEGISLATION UK: Prudential Regulation Authority’s Report on General Insurance Actuarial Function Reports 2. COURT CASES AND ARBITRATION UK: Fundamental dishonesty overrides substantial injustice argument UK: P.I. insurance:...
February 19th, 2018 | Communication, Legal, Press and Media | Read More

HFW Briefing – Adam & Eve & Arbitration

HFW Briefing – Adam & Eve & Arbitration
Brian Perrott  Adam & Eve & Arbitration There are still arbitration clauses that contain arcane language requiring arbitrators to be “commercial men”. In this article we examine how the English courts have interpreted this “commercial men” wording and consider whether...
February 12th, 2018 | Arbiitration, Legal | Read More

Clyde & Co expands in Germany with Hamburg office opening

Clyde & Co expands in Germany with Hamburg office opening
Clyde & Co’s lofty status. London, 12 February 2018. Global law firm Clyde & Co is pleased to announce further expansion in continental Europe with the hire of four leading marine partners and the opening of an office in Hamburg. The partners join from Ince & Co and are a highly regarded...
February 12th, 2018 | Company Profiles, Legal, Person Profiles | Read More

HRAS News: Dr. Sofia Galani presents ‘human rights at sea’ at the BRS&LI

HRAS News: Dr. Sofia Galani presents ‘human rights at sea’ at the BRS&LI
Dr. Sofia Galani Dr. Sofia Galani presents maritime security and human rights, and explores the ‘human rights at sea’ debate Human Rights at Sea is very pleased that Dr Sofia Galani, one of its Non- Executive Board of Advisors, gave an insightful academic presentation on January 23rd 2018 at the...
February 12th, 2018 | Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Legal, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore | Read More

Autonomous ships and regulatory developments

Autonomous ships and regulatory developments
Marcia Vieira-Royle Autonomous ships and regulatory developments By Marcia Vieira-Royle* The First Autonomous Vessels Initiatives and Immediate Similar Developments The idea of having an autonomous or an unmanned 105 teu vessel crossing the oceans had hardly been met with belief and acceptance by the...
February 11th, 2018 | Insight, Legal, Marine Equipment Products and Services, News, Person Profiles, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Technical, Technology | Read More

No Fault Regime Confirmed when Apportioning Liability under the Inter-Club Agreement

No Fault Regime Confirmed when Apportioning Liability under the Inter-Club Agreement
Eurof Lloyd-Lewis and Emma Skakle No Fault Regime Confirmed when Apportioning Liability under the Inter-Club Agreement – by Eurof Lloyd-Lewis Partner, Clyde & Co LLP Transgrain Shipping (Singapore) Ptd Limited v Yangtze Navigation (Hong Kong) Co Ltd (“MV YANGTZE XING HUA”) [2017]...
February 6th, 2018 | Claims, Legal, P and I Clubs | Read More

The New Legal Regime for the Hydrocarbon Market in Mexico

The New Legal Regime for the Hydrocarbon Market in Mexico
Marcela Marquez The New Legal Regime for the Hydrocarbon Market in Mexico by Marcela Marquez*, Mexico City, Mexico The Energy Reform approved in 2013 developed a new legal regime for oil and gas exploration and extraction activities as well as the electric sector. The two main state-owned companies:...
February 1st, 2018 | Comment, Gas, Legal, Markets, Oil Industry | Read More

HFW Insurance Bulletin January 2018

HFW Insurance Bulletin January 2018
Andrew Bandurka HFW Insurance Bulletin January 2018 1. Regulation and legislation EU: “Accidental” damage and the importance of causation Following a recommendation from the European Parliament, on 20 December 2017 the European Commission adopted a legislative proposal for a directive (COM (2017)...
January 25th, 2018 | European Union, Legal | Read More

Ince & Co Chairman relocates to Piraeus to head Greek office

Ince & Co Chairman relocates to Piraeus to head Greek office
Paul Herring International law firm Ince & Co has announced today that Paul Herring, firm Chairman and Global Board Member, has been appointed as Head of its Greek office with immediate effect. Paul is widely regarded as one of the world’s pre-eminent shipping lawyers and has considerable experience...
January 18th, 2018 | Company Profiles, Legal, Person Profiles | Read More

From 1 January 2018 large ships must monitor and report CO2 emissions

From 1 January 2018 large ships must monitor and report CO2 emissions
Valentina Keys As of 1 January 2018, subject to a few exclusions, ships over 5000 gross tonnage (“Relevant Ships”) became subject to monitoring and reporting requirements on carbon dioxide emissions (CO2), fuel consumption and cargo carried within all ports under the jurisdiction of a Member State...
January 18th, 2018 | Emissions, Environment, Insight, Legal, Regulatory | Read More

Hill Dickinson: Shipping case digest – January 2018

Hill Dickinson: Shipping case digest – January 2018
. Shipping case digest January 2018 Welcome to this month’s edition of our shipping case digest, providing you with concise and useful summaries of recent legal decisions in the shipping market. Transgrain Shipping (Singapore) Pte Limited -v- Yangtze Navigation (Hong Kong) Co. Limited [2017] EWCA...
January 16th, 2018 | Insight, Legal, Reports | Read More

2018 set to be “transformative year” for port development, says Ince & Co

2018 set to be “transformative year” for port development, says Ince & Co
Ton van den Bosch Singapore, 4 January, 2018 – Leading international law firm Ince & Co has advised port operators to expect a year of transformation in 2018. Shifting economic trends, trade flows and global demographic patterns, in tandem with changes in port ownership and ongoing investment...
January 4th, 2018 | Legal, News, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Brexit – where next?

Brexit – where next?
Margaret Pinder Brexit – where next? by Margaret Pinder, Head of Market Intelligence, Hill Dickinson Now that the Government has achieved sufficient progress in the Brexit negotiations to reach agreement to progress to stage two, this is a good time to review what this means for your business going...
January 2nd, 2018 | European Union, Legal, Markets, News, Politics and Government, Reports, Taxation | Read More

Security for Costs – a shield or a sword?

Security for Costs – a shield or a sword?
David Manasyan, Solicitor Security for Costs is generally considered a method of protecting a defendant from the risk of not being able to recover costs of an unsuccessful action by an impecunious claimant or a claimant against whom an award may be impossible to enforce. The policy reason behind such...
December 11th, 2017 | Legal | Read More

HFW Briefing – Brexit Considerations Commercial

HFW Briefing – Brexit Considerations Commercial
Anthony Woolich, partner The UK’s withdrawal from the European Union will have a significant impact on commercial contracts between UK and EU businesses. UK businesses should now be looking at how best to ‘Brexit-proof’ their contracts. We are seeing an increasing demand for advice in this area There...
December 7th, 2017 | European Union, Flags, ILO, Legal, Organisations, Politics and Government | Read More

Superyacht refit overspend dispute illustrates danger of acting outside contract

Superyacht refit overspend dispute illustrates danger of acting outside contract
International Transport Intermediaries Club (ITIC) has warned against the dangers of marine service providers informally offering advice which falls outside the scope of their contracts. ITIC cites the case of a yacht manager contracted to provide crew management and ISM consultancy for a superyacht....
December 7th, 2017 | Disputes, Legal, P and I Clubs, Shiprepair, Technical, Technology | Read More

Autonomous technology: opportunities and challenges faced in shipping and transportation

Autonomous technology: opportunities and challenges faced in shipping and transportation
Anastasia Papadopoulou Autonomous technology: opportunities and challenges faced in shipping and transportation By now the general public is well versed in the continuing development of autonomous vehicles. The media seems to provide stories, almost on a daily basis, on the advances of these self-driving...
December 3rd, 2017 | Legal, Markets, Technical, Technology | Read More

HFW Insurance Bulletin 01 Dec 2017

HFW Insurance Bulletin 01 Dec 2017
Costas Frangeskides In this week’s Bulletin: 1. REGULATION AND LEGISLATION US: Flood Insurance market set for overhaul 2. COURT CASES AND ARBITRATION England & Wales: A reminder of the importance of the Arbitration Act rules of service Spain: The Prestige: Spanish Court holds London Club...
December 1st, 2017 | Communication, Insurance and Reinsurance, Legal, News | Read More

BREAKING: MV Seaman Guard Crew Acquitted by Indian Court

BREAKING: MV Seaman Guard Crew Acquitted by Indian Court
… Human Rights at Sea has been informed that the entire crew, including the six British maritime security guards known as the ‘Chennai 6’, have been acquitted of all charges by an Indian Court. This has followed a four year fight for justice since their arrest on the 12th October 2013 while...
November 29th, 2017 | Associations, Breaking News, HR, Legal, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore | Read More

Concern over cyber liability and lack of regulation hindering implementation of unmanned ships

Concern over cyber liability and lack of regulation hindering implementation of unmanned ships
… Concern over increased cyber security threat Uncertainty surrounding insurance cover availability Doubts raised over industry readiness for new technology Almost two thirds (64%) of global marine industry executives believe there is uncertainty surrounding liability issues relating to unmanned...
November 21st, 2017 | Books, IMarEST, Legal, Technical, Technology | Read More

Presenting: Technology in Shipping Report 2017

Presenting: Technology in Shipping Report 2017
Technology in Shipping Technology is reshaping the marine industry. Over the next few years new technologies will completely transform shipping: an industry that is the engine of 90% of global trade. Clyde & Co and IMarEST teamed up in a joint initiative to seek insight on emerging technologies...
November 20th, 2017 | Associations, IMarEST, Legal, Shipmanagement, Technical, Technology | Read More

Liberia strikes blow for global shipping with challenge to Brazilian court ruling

Liberia strikes blow for global shipping with challenge to Brazilian court ruling
Scott Bergeron The Liberian Registry, in co-operation with the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), has succeeded in helping the holder of a Liberian mortgage to overturn a decision of the Brazilian courts which, if left uncontested, could have had serious adverse legal and economic consequences...
November 20th, 2017 | Associations, Banking, Energy, Flags, International Chamber of Shipping, Legal, Markets, Oil Industry, Oil Platforms and Rigs, Shipfinance | Read More

New legal commentary on CMR uncovers Danish and international jurisprudence

New legal commentary on CMR uncovers Danish and international jurisprudence
Ulla Fabricius The inclusion of additional protocols to the CMR Convention in Danish legislation gave access to the possibility of establishing electronic freight agreements and communications for international road transport in Denmark. Lawyer and partner Ulla Fabricius has prepared a new legal commentary...
November 16th, 2017 | Insight, Land Trasnport, Legal, Logistics, Person Profiles, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The New Flamenco case raises more questions than answers about damages

The New Flamenco case raises more questions than answers about damages
A full house attending one of the most important events of its kind The financial effects, adverse and beneficial, arising from the discontinuation of charter arrangements concerning the New Flamenco have produced significant differences of opinion among arbitrators, the Commercial Court, the Court of...
November 10th, 2017 | Chartering, Legal, Markets, Sales and Purchases | Read More

HFW Briefing – MOSCOW STARS: Sale of a cargo under a Charterparty lien

HFW Briefing – MOSCOW STARS: Sale of a cargo under a Charterparty lien
  Louise Lazarou, Associate HFW The Court in Dainford Navigation Inc v PDVSA Petroleo SA1 considered an application pursuant to section 44 of the Arbitration Act 1996 (the Act) for the sale of a crude oil cargo onboard the “MOSCOW STARS” that was the subject of a charterparty lien exercised...
November 8th, 2017 | Arbiitration, Chartering, Disputes, Legal | Read More