Archive for the ‘Legal’ Category

Package or Unit Limitation under the Hague-Visby Rules

Package or Unit Limitation under the Hague-Visby Rules
In the “Maersk Tangier” [2018] EWCA Civ 778, the Court of Appeal has issued a leading judgment (upholding the decision of the Commercial Court) determining for the first time under English law what constitutes a ‘unit’ for the purposes of limitation under Article IV Rule 5 of...
April 17th, 2018 | Legal | Read More

The “ACONCAGUA BAY” – Court clarifies the meaning of an “always accessible” berth

The “ACONCAGUA BAY” – Court clarifies the meaning of an “always accessible” berth
A warranty containing wording that a berth should be “always accessible” to a ship can be found in many dry cargo charterparties, including GENCON, HEAVYLIFTVOY, North American Grain Charterparty and Americanized Welsh Coal Charterparty. Whilst it is well-established that such a warranty...
April 4th, 2018 | Chartering, Legal, Markets | Read More

Recent developments in Italian law about compensation of personal injuries

Recent developments in Italian law about compensation of personal injuries
The Osservatorio sulla Giustizia Civile (monitoring group about civil justice) at the Tribunal of Milan made public the 2018 edition of their “Tables for the assessment of non-pecuniary damages arising out of personal injuries and loss of parental relationship”. The Tables are widely used by...
March 30th, 2018 | Health and Safety, Legal, P and I Clubs, Safety and Security | Read More

Hill Dickinson: Shipping case digest – March 2018

Hill Dickinson: Shipping case digest – March 2018
Shipping case digest 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.    The “RENOS”: Court of Appeal clarifies costs to be included in calculations for CTL The owners of the “MV...
March 29th, 2018 | Communication, Legal | Read More

HFW Briefing – Discharge of cargo without original bills of lading and letters of indemnity (LOI)

HFW Briefing – Discharge of cargo without original bills of lading and letters of indemnity (LOI)
Rory Butler, Partner HFW  Discharge of cargo without original bills of lading and letters of indemnity (LOI): one of the biggest risks a shipowner or charterer can take LOIs are an essential document to help world trade run smoothly. They are given by cargo interests and parties above them in the contractual...
March 26th, 2018 | Chartering, Disputes, Legal | Read More

Hill Dickinson wins Maritime Professional Services Award

Hill Dickinson wins Maritime Professional Services Award
Colin Lavelle and Rachel Hoyland collecting the Maritime Professional Services Award International commercial law firm Hill Dickinson has won the Maritime Professional Services Award at the 2018 Mersey Maritime Industry Awards. The awards dinner was hosted by BBC Breakfast presenter Louise Minchin on...
March 16th, 2018 | Awards, Company Profiles, Events, Legal, Person Profiles | Read More

HFW Briefing – The maritime arbitration universe in numbers: will Brexit impact London’s standing?

HFW Briefing – The maritime arbitration universe in numbers: will Brexit impact London’s standing?
… Looking back on the rather bumpy ride of the last few years, the maritime industry is taking stock. Global economic challenges have impacted shipping as the industry is faced with significant geo-political change, including the UK’s surprise vote to exit the European Union. DOWNLOAD FILE AS...
March 15th, 2018 | Legal, Politics and Government, Reports | Read More

NGOs welcome groundbreaking judgment

NGOs welcome groundbreaking judgment
.. Seatrade convicted for trafficking toxic ships Brussels/Rotterdam, 15 March 2018 – Today, a Rotterdam District Court sentenced, on the basis of the EU Waste Shipment Regulation, shipping company Seatrade for the illegal export of vessels sent for scrapping on the beaches of South Asia. The...
March 15th, 2018 | Health and Safety, Legal, Safety and Security, Ship Demolitions | Read More

HFW Insurance Bulletin 12 March 2018

HFW Insurance Bulletin 12 March 2018
In this week’s Bulletin: 1. COURT CASES AND ARBITRATION England and Wales: Business interruption – proving the value of the claim England and Wales: Contextualism in the interpretation of insurance contracts England and Wales: Claims aggregation...
March 12th, 2018 | Communication, Insurance and Reinsurance, Legal, Marine Insurance, Reports | Read More

Technology in Shipping: Shape up or ship out?

Technology in Shipping: Shape up or ship out?
Heidi Watson Shape up or ship out? What lies ahead for shipping crews in the wake of technological change Technological advancements mean that unmanned vessels and smart shipping are no longer a mere notion but a real possibility. In that context, Clyde & Co teamed up with Institute of Marine Science,...
March 12th, 2018 | Associations, IMarEST, Legal, Reports, Shipmanagement | Read More

Marshall Islands removed from Non-Cooperative Countries List in Greece

Marshall Islands removed from Non-Cooperative Countries List in Greece
International Registries, Inc. (IRI) had a successful seminar on the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) Associations Law in Greece on Monday, 26 February 2018. Coincidentally, the week prior, the Official Government Gazette published a Legal Note covering the ruling by the Greek Ministry of Finance...
March 6th, 2018 | Flags, Legal | Read More

Blockchain only as strong as its weakest link – opportunities and challenges for the shipping industry

Blockchain only as strong as its weakest link – opportunities and challenges for the shipping industry
.. LONDON, 5 March 2018 – Blockchain has vast potential in a world where over 90 per cent of goods in global trade are carried by ships, and shipping transactions often involve dozens of people and organisations and can generate hundreds of interactions and communications among them. It is not surprising...
March 5th, 2018 | Corruption, Insight, Legal, Maritime Fraud | Read More

The “SONGA WINDS” – Latest Ruling on P&I Club Letters of Indemnity

The “SONGA WINDS” – Latest Ruling on P&I Club Letters of Indemnity
… The decision delivered today by the High Court in Songa Chemicals AS v Navig8 Chemical Pool Inc (2018) constitutes the latest ruling on P&I Club Letters of Indemnity (LOIs) for delivering cargo without the production of original bills of lading, and follows on the footsteps of a number...
March 2nd, 2018 | Chartering, Disputes, Legal, P and I Clubs | Read More

Ince & Co advises Aegean Marine Petroleum Network (AMPNI) on the US$367 million acquisition of HEC Europe

Ince & Co advises Aegean Marine Petroleum Network (AMPNI) on the US$367 million acquisition of HEC Europe
Matthew Stratton Ince & Co was instructed by longstanding client, the world’s largest independent physical bunker supplier, on its approx. US$367 million acquisition of HEC Europe. The acquisition signed on 20 February. Consideration for the acquisition included a mixture of accounts receivable...
February 23rd, 2018 | Legal, Mergers and Acquisitions | Read More

Panamaxes …“maintain” the BDI@1,167

Panamaxes …“maintain” the BDI@1,167
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) ended today’s trading at 1,167 points, up 21 thanks to the Panamaxes as the Capers advance was minimal. Geopolitics more than turbulent suggesting CAUTION for all as Peace all over Panet Ocean is at stake; John Faraclas daily briefing: The Capers were up eight...
February 22nd, 2018 | Arbiitration, Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Legal, London Shipping Law Centre, Markets, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The “AQASIA” – Court of Appeal rules on the Hague Rules limitation

The “AQASIA” – Court of Appeal rules on the Hague Rules limitation
The m/v “AQASIA” Regular recipients of our email updates may recall that this case is about whether a carrier of bulk cargo can limit its liability for a cargo damage claim under Article IV Rule 5 of the Hague Rules, and, in particular, what is the meaning of “unit” in this provision....
February 22nd, 2018 | Claims, Legal, News | Read More

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