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Keep close tabs on your newbuildings if you want shipyards to remedy defects

Keep close tabs on your newbuildings if you want shipyards to remedy defects
The panel (l to r): Sea O’ Sullivan, Charles Buss, The Rt. Hon. Mr. Justice Andrew Baker, Dr. Ken Kirby , Brendan Cuffe and Nicola Cox Contractual issues arising from building merchant ships are inevitably “tricky” and give rise to problems requiring solutions. At a seminar organised by the...
March 27th, 2017 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Legal, London Shipping Law Centre, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Technical, Technology | Read More

HFW Briefing – Reforming Australia’s Coastal Shipping Regime

HFW Briefing – Reforming Australia’s Coastal Shipping Regime
Reforming Australia’s Coastal Shipping Regime The Australian Government has today released the Coastal Shipping Reforms Discussion Paper. The Minister’s accompanying message is that the Australian...
March 22nd, 2017 | Legal, Politics and Government | Read More

HFW Insurance Bulletin 17 March 2017

HFW Insurance Bulletin 17 March 2017
  INSURANCE BULLETIN 17 March 2017 In this week’s Bulletin: 1. Regulation and legislation UK: What should the role of government be in managing cyber risks? 2. Court...
March 17th, 2017 | Insurance and Reinsurance, Legal | Read More

BREXIT: The Legal “Shock”

BREXIT: The Legal “Shock”
George Dimaras* THE INFLUENCE ON CITIZENS AND BUSINESSES, BREXIT ALTERNATIVES AND CORRESPONDING LEGAL CONSEQUENCES The British vote to leave the EU in the referendum of summer 2016 was a shock to all European countries. This result shock was not particularly expected so it created an unexpected situation...
March 13th, 2017 | Company Profiles, Legal, Markets, Person Profiles, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Washington Supreme Court holds Punitive Damages available for General Unseaworthiness Claim

Washington Supreme Court holds Punitive Damages available for General Unseaworthiness Claim
On March 9, 2017, the Supreme Court of the State of Washington held that punitive damages are available to plaintiffs under a general maritime unseaworthiness claim. See Tabingo v. Am. Triumph LLC, No. 92913-1, 2017 Wash. Lexis 328 (Mar. 9, 2017).  In Tabingo, Plaintiff Allan Tabingo, brought a Jones...
March 13th, 2017 | Legal | Read More

Challenge against Stern fails in Greek shipyard case

Challenge against Stern fails in Greek shipyard case
Costas Frangeskides, Partner,Holman Fenwick Willan LLP Challenge against Stern fails in Greek shipyard case UPDATED. Lebanese brothers bringing an ICSID claim against Greece have failed to unseat the state’s appointee to the tribunal, prolific French arbitrator Brigitte Stern, on the basis that her...
March 10th, 2017 | Arbiitration, Claims, Disputes, Legal, Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More

HFW Insurance Bulletin 10 March 2017

HFW Insurance Bulletin 10 March 2017
INSURANCE BULLETIN 10 March 2017 In this week’s Bulletin: 1. Regulation and legislation UK: The Insurance Distribution Directive – first draft UK legislation and...
March 10th, 2017 | Insurance and Reinsurance, Legal | Read More

Maritime Arbitration: Russia, Singapore, Dubai, India or Hong Kong? Take your pick

Maritime Arbitration: Russia, Singapore, Dubai, India or Hong Kong? Take your pick
A very lively panel; on a l to r: Dr Roman Khodykin – Berwin Leighton Paisner, Christopher Style QC – LCIA Board member, The Hon. Sir Bernard Eder (chairman), Sherina Petit – Norton Rose Fulbright and Colin Wright – St Philips Stone Russia, Singapore, Dubai, India or Hong Kong?...
March 7th, 2017 | Arbiitration, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Legal, London Shipping Law Centre | Read More

HFW successfully upholds in Court of Appeal important first instance judgment of Males J on inducement

HFW successfully upholds in Court of Appeal important first instance judgment of Males J on inducement
Costas Frangeskides AXA Versicherung AG (successor to Albingia) v Arab Insurance Group (B.S.C.) HFW represented Arig in the appeal of a 7 July 2015 High Court judgment of Mr Justice Males, in which AXA, as successor in title to German reinsurer, Albingia, was unsuccessful in its attempts to avoid two...
March 2nd, 2017 | Insurance and Reinsurance, Legal, Marine Insurance, News | Read More

The BDI@878 loses steam yet again; geopolitics though are on the brink for WWIII

The BDI@878 loses steam yet again; geopolitics though are on the brink for WWIII
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained just three points and now reads 878 points “thanks” to the volatile Capers … Geopolitics are to spill over given some nations unprecedented demands and the fault rests with all six superpowers that look for their vested business interests rather than...
February 27th, 2017 | Comment, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Disputes, Legal, London Shipping Law Centre, Markets, News, P and I Clubs, Reports, Safety and Security, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Shipping Indices | Read More

Ince & Co wins big with awards in five categories of the 2016 China Business Law Awards

Ince & Co wins big with awards in five categories of the 2016 China Business Law Awards
Ince & Co is delighted to announce that the firm’s Greater China Team has won awards in five categories of the 2016 China Business Law Awards, including Anti-bribery & Compliance, Aviation & Shipping, Insurance & Reinsurance, International Trade and Structured Finance & Securitisation....
February 24th, 2017 | Awards, Legal | Read More

HFW Insurance Bulletin 23 Feb. 2017

HFW Insurance Bulletin 23 Feb. 2017
  In this week’s Bulletin: 1. Regulation and legislation Europe: Update on the Insurance Distribution Directive: Publication of EIOPA’s Technical Advice and draft Implementing Technical...
February 23rd, 2017 | Communication, Company Profiles, Insurance and Reinsurance, Legal, Press and Media | Read More

On Blank Rome’s Jeremy Herschaft latest appointment

On Blank Rome’s Jeremy Herschaft latest appointment
Jeremy Herschaft of Blank Rome LLP Blank Rome’s Jeremy Herschaft Appointed 2017 Tulane Law School Distinguished Admiralty Practitioner-In-Residence Blank Rome Partner Jeremy Herschaft has been appointed as the 2017 John E. Sims Distinguished Admiralty Practitioner-In-Residence at Tulane Law School,...
February 23rd, 2017 | Academia, Education and Training, HR, Legal, Maritime Education and Training, Person Profiles | Read More

Ince & Co moves to modern offices in Le Havre

Ince & Co moves to modern offices in Le Havre
International law firm Ince & Co has announced the move of its Le Havre office on 20 February 2107 to 15 Quai Lamandé, located in the heart of the city’s port. Le Havre is the second largest port in France, after that of Marseille, for total traffic, and the largest French container port. The...
February 20th, 2017 | Company Profiles, HR, Legal, Person Profiles | Read More

BREXIT and its implications for regulating takeovers in the UK: Why Law matters

BREXIT and its implications for regulating takeovers in the UK: Why Law matters
Dr Georgina Tsagas BREXIT and its implications for regulating takeovers in the UK: Why Law matters By Dr Georgina Tsagas* The regulation of takeovers constitutes a highly sensitive topic insofar as takeovers may be the means by which control over a typically dominant corporation in one EU Member State...
February 17th, 2017 | European Union, Insight, Legal, Mergers and Acquisitions | Read More

HFW Insurance Bulletin 16 Feb. 2017

HFW Insurance Bulletin 16 Feb. 2017
In this week’s Bulletin: 1. Regulation and legislation Europe: When do companies selling insurance-based investments need to consider if they are appropriate for their customers? 2. Court cases...
February 16th, 2017 | Insurance and Reinsurance, Legal | Read More

HFW Briefing – Judicial Public Interest Agreement and Liability Insurance

HFW Briefing – Judicial Public Interest Agreement and Liability Insurance
Judicial Public Interest Agreement (Convention judiciaire d’intérêt public – CJIP) and Liability Insurance: the impact of the Sapin II Law on D&O insurers and policyholders The French legislator...
February 6th, 2017 | Insurance and Reinsurance, Legal | Read More

Clyde & Co expands its shipping team in MENA with new partner hire

Clyde & Co expands its shipping team in MENA with new partner hire
Dubai, 6 February 2017. Global law firm Clyde & Co has expanded its shipping practice with the addition of Ian Chung, joining as Partner in its Dubai office. Ian brings a wealth of transactional, non-contentious experience to Clyde & Co which will complement the firm’sexisting contentious...
February 6th, 2017 | Company Profiles, Legal, Person Profiles | Read More

HFW Insurance Bulletin 03 Feb. 2017

HFW Insurance Bulletin 03 Feb. 2017
In this week’s Bulletin: 1. Regulation and legislation UK: European regulators seeking to attract UK (re)insurers UK: Unlicensed consumer credit lending – FCA takes first criminal action Hong...
February 3rd, 2017 | Insurance and Reinsurance, Legal, Marine Insurance | Read More

HFW Briefing: Enforcement against foreign states – new rules on immunity following the Loi Sapin 2

HFW Briefing: Enforcement against foreign states – new rules on immunity following the Loi Sapin 2
Enforcement against foreign states – new rules on immunity following the Loi Sapin 2 The Loi Sapin 2 has amended the rules on the immunity of foreign States by creating new conditions for the obtaining...
January 27th, 2017 | Legal, Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

HFW Insurance Bulletin 26 Jan 2017

HFW Insurance Bulletin 26 Jan 2017
In this week’s Bulletin: 1. Regulation and legislation EU and US: No consensus among industry experts on EU-US reinsurance agreement 2. Court cases and arbitration England: Supreme Court rules...
January 26th, 2017 | Insurance and Reinsurance, Legal, Marine Insurance | Read More

HFW Briefing – Parliamentary Sovereignty Supreme: UK government still on target for Article 50 Brexit trigger before the of end March

HFW Briefing – Parliamentary Sovereignty Supreme: UK government still on target for Article 50 Brexit trigger before the of end March
Parliamentary Sovereignty Supreme: UK government still on target for Article 50 Brexit trigger before the end of March In this briefing we discuss today’s Supreme Court judgment, which upheld the...
January 24th, 2017 | European Union, Legal, Organisations, Politics and Government | Read More

Hill Dickinson set to complete successful transition in Hong Kong

Hill Dickinson set to complete successful transition in Hong Kong
Damien Laracy International law firm Hill Dickinson has announced that its application to operate as a single entity in Hong Kong has been approved by the Law Society of Hong Kong following the completion of a three year period of association with a local Hong Kong firm, as required by local regulations. Currently...
January 24th, 2017 | Company Profiles, Legal, Person Profiles | Read More

HFW Insurance Bulletin Jan 2017

HFW Insurance Bulletin Jan 2017
In this week’s Bulletin: 1. Court cases and arbitration England and Wales: Notification issues: Zurich Insurance plc v Maccaferri Limited [2016] EWCA Civ 1302 2. Market developments UK: New...
January 19th, 2017 | Insurance and Reinsurance, Legal | Read More

Human Rights at Sea launches new Legal Research Programme…

Human Rights at Sea launches new Legal Research Programme…
Human Rights at Sea launches new Legal Research Programme focused on maritime human rights issues Human Rights at Sea today launches its innovative Legal Research Programme as part of the expanding charitable work published through its online maritime human rights platform. Established earlier this...
January 19th, 2017 | Charity, HR, Legal, Maritime Education and Training, News | Read More