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IMO welcomes entry into force of financial security for seafarers

IMO welcomes entry into force of financial security for seafarers
IMO’s Legal Committee maintains a standing agenda item, to keep under review the provision of financial security in case of abandonment of seafarers, and shipowners’ responsibilities in respect of contractual claims for personal injury to, or death of seafarers. IMO Secretary-General Kitack...
January 18th, 2017 | Corporate Social Responsibility, HR, ILO, IMO, Legal | Read More

“Corruption in shipping has always been there…

“Corruption in shipping has always been there…
The panel with BIMCO’s Grant Hunter delivering his slides paper ‘Corruption in shipping has always been there, so there’s nothing we can do. I do not think that is enough any more’ Facilitation payments, made in order to “oil the wheels” to enable shipping operations to proceed on schedule...
January 18th, 2017 | Associations, BIMCO, Bribery and Corruption, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Events, Legal, London Shipping Law Centre, Maritime Fraud | Read More

Ince & Co advises GasLog on Greek FSRU project

Ince & Co advises GasLog on Greek FSRU project
International law firm Ince & Co LLP has provided cross-border legal advice to longstanding client GasLog Ltd. (“GasLog”), an international owner, operator and manager of liquefied natural gas (“LNG”) carriers, on a sale and purchase agreement (“SPA”) to acquire a twenty percent shareholding...
December 22nd, 2016 | Legal, LNG, Logistics, Ports & Terminals | Read More

HILL DICKINSON further strengthens marine practice

HILL DICKINSON further strengthens marine practice
Peter Jackson International law firm Hill Dickinson has reached an agreement that will bring the shipping practice of Swinnerton Moore LLP to the firm. The agreement is expected to be finalised by the end of February and will see founding partners Tony Swinnerton and Lewis Moore join Hill Dickinson’s...
December 21st, 2016 | Company Profiles, Legal, Mergers and Acquisitions, Person Profiles | Read More

More about maritime claims and maritime liens in Australia

More about maritime claims and maritime liens in Australia
Hazel Brewer After the SAM HAWK decision in September 2016 restored the status quo in the recognition of foreign maritime liens in Australia (see our briefing http://www.hfw.com/Arrest-of-the-SAM-HAWK-October-2016) two Federal Court decisions in November 2016 bring the year towards a close with the...
December 16th, 2016 | Associations, Chartering, Legal, Markets | Read More

The HFW Briefing: Volcafe Ltd v Compania Sud Americana de Vapores SA (T/A CSAV)

The HFW Briefing: Volcafe Ltd v Compania Sud Americana de Vapores SA (T/A CSAV)
Baptiste Weijburg, Senior Associate at HFW LLP In what has been treated as something of a test case due to the relatively small amounts at stake (around US$62,500), the Court of Appeal has now helpfully confirmed what some considered to be the commonly held view that a carrier does not need to first...
December 14th, 2016 | Chartering, Claims, Containers, Disputes, Fixtures, Legal, News, Person Profiles | Read More

Maritime lawyer Dr. Frank Wiswall receives 2015 International Maritime Prize

Maritime lawyer Dr. Frank Wiswall receives 2015 International Maritime Prize
Dr. Frank Lawrence Wiswal Jr receiving the International Maritime prize from IMO’s Secretary-General Kitack Lim As you have read last Monday evening the 5th of December in our daily market report, news and Geopolitics, Dr. Frank Lawrence Wiswall Junior, former Chair of the IMO Legal Committee...
December 12th, 2016 | Awards, Events, IMO, Legal, Organisations, People and Places | Read More

In a digital age, Admiralty procedures should not remain unscrutinised and unchallenged

In a digital age, Admiralty procedures should not remain unscrutinised and unchallenged
Darryl Kennard delivering his slides paper and the panel with Dr. Neil Baines, The Hon. Mr. Justice Tear, Mark Jones and Richard Sarll Admiralty procedures which did not sufficiently acknowledge the part played by digital aids in litigation came under the microscope at a London Shipping Law Centre Seminar...
December 9th, 2016 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, IT and Communications, Legal, London Shipping Law Centre, Marine Insurance | Read More

Hill Dickinson announces global head of Shipping

Hill Dickinson announces global head of Shipping
Maria Pittordis   International commercial law firm Hill Dickinson is pleased to announce that Julian Clark will be joining the firm as global head of shipping. Julian, who joins in January, is a founding partner of Campbell Johnston Clark (CJC) and specialises in both wet and dry shipping. Prior...
December 8th, 2016 | Company Profiles, HR, Legal, People and Places, Person Profiles | Read More

HFW Insurance Bulletin

HFW Insurance Bulletin
In this week’s Bulletin: 1. Regulation and legislation England & Wales: Government announces crackdown on whiplash claims France: Class actions in the health sector are coming IAIS publishes...
December 1st, 2016 | Insurance and Reinsurance, Legal, Marine Insurance | Read More

HFW Briefing: Limitation of Liability for Maritime Claims

HFW Briefing: Limitation of Liability for Maritime Claims
UK Government to enact Order increasing the limits of liability under the 1996 Protocol to the Convention on Limitation of Liability for Maritime Claims 1976 On 19 April 2012, the Legal Committee of the...
November 28th, 2016 | Claims, Legal, Marine Insurance | Read More

On the wave 2016 – The Ballast Water Management Convention

On the wave 2016 – The Ballast Water Management Convention
The following article on the Ballast Water Management Convention comes from Studio Legale Garbarino Vergani   and at the end viewers can log on and read same in French and Italian: 1.What is Ballast Water Management (“BWM”) Convention? The BWM Convention is an IMO international Convention for the...
November 26th, 2016 | Environment, Legal, Oceanology, Pollution, Regulatory | Read More

The legal position across jurisdictions following the collapse of OW Bunkers

The legal position across jurisdictions following the collapse of OW Bunkers
The collapse of OW Bunkers led to numerous law suits and arrests across the globe as owners faced competing claims from both the physical bunker suppliers and ING as the liquidator for OW Bunkers. In the immediate aftermath the legal position varied greatly from jurisdiction to jurisdiction. However,...
November 25th, 2016 | Bunkering, Legal, P and I Clubs | Read More

HFW Insurance Bulletin 25 Nov. 2016

HFW Insurance Bulletin 25 Nov. 2016
In this week’s Bulletin: 1. Court cases and arbitration England and Wales: Measure of Indemnity and reinstatement: a victory for insureds – Great Lakes Reinsurance (UK) SE v Western Trading...
November 25th, 2016 | Insurance and Reinsurance, Legal, Marine Insurance | Read More

Maria Pittordis wins award

Maria Pittordis wins award
Maria Pittordis International Law Firm, Hill Dickinson LLP, is proud to announce that Maria Pittordis, head of marine, trade and energy has won Defendant Personal Injury Lawyer of the Year at the Eclipse Proclaim Personal Injury Awards. The Eclipse Awards, which aim to encourage and reward high standards...
November 25th, 2016 | Awards, Events, Legal, News | Read More

The B Atlantic case: will the Supreme Court hear an appeal?

The B Atlantic case: will the Supreme Court hear an appeal?
Simon Moore The B Atlantic case: will the Supreme Court hear an appeal? War risk underwriters in the marine insurance market are anxiously waiting to learn if the Supreme Court will grant permission for a shipowner to appeal in the long-running B Atlantic case. It is expected to be early 2017 before...
November 21st, 2016 | Associations, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, IMIF, Legal, Marine Insurance | Read More

Shipping can’t afford to ignore the biggest event of the 21st Century …

Shipping can’t afford to ignore the biggest event of the 21st Century …
David Beaves, Senior Partner, Ince & Co, Hong Kong Shipping can’t afford to ignore the biggest event of the 21st Century on China’s One Belt One Road policy, says Ince & Co Maritime infrastructure investment set to radically shift world trade, unlocking commercial opportunities along with...
November 15th, 2016 | Legal, Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

North P&I Club supports Members in overturning ‘detrimental’ cargo carriage judgment

North P&I Club supports Members in overturning ‘detrimental’ cargo carriage judgment
Daniel Mayne North P&I Club has helped restore the commercial balance between shipowners and cargo interests by successfully supporting a Member in its appeal against a UK High Court decision today (10 November 2016). The Court of Appeal overturned the 5 March 2015 decision in Volcafe Ltd and others v. CSAV,...
November 10th, 2016 | Claims, Disputes, Insurance and Reinsurance, Legal, Marine Insurance, P and I Clubs | Read More

BHM Penlaw joins with Human Rights at Sea

BHM Penlaw joins with Human Rights at Sea
Philipp Hermes BHM Penlaw The international law firm BHM Penlaw with offices in Hamburg, Berlin, Paris and Edinburgh have longstanding relationships and networks to maritime and marine industries as well as to the international non-governmental, governmental and diplomatic scene. Under the guidance of...
November 7th, 2016 | Associations, Charity, Company Profiles, HR, Legal, News, People and Places, Person Profiles | Read More

HFW Insurance Bulletin 04 Nov. 2016

HFW Insurance Bulletin 04 Nov. 2016
In this week’s Bulletin: 1. Regulation and legislation Jurisdiction: Regulators’ new rules on employment references 2. Court cases and arbitration UK: WTC aggregation: PONY losses - Simmonds...
November 4th, 2016 | Insurance and Reinsurance, Legal, Marine Insurance | Read More

Norton Rose Fulbright to open in Monaco

Norton Rose Fulbright to open in Monaco
Global law firm Norton Rose Fulbright has announced it is to open an office in Monaco. The firm will provide legal services in the Principality as Norton Rose Fulbright Monaco S.A.M. The new office will be located in Rue du Gabian, Monaco, and is scheduled to open for business early 2017. It will primarily...
November 4th, 2016 | Company Profiles, Legal, Person Profiles | Read More

HFW Briefing – Calcium hypochlorite : it’s back and hiding in plain sight

HFW Briefing – Calcium hypochlorite : it’s back and hiding in plain sight
Rory Butler, partner HFW The often dramatic risks associated with transporting calcium hypochlorite first came to light in the 1970s in a series of serious incidents involving US and Japanese producers. Casualties in the 1990s including (it has been suggested) “CONTSHIP FRANCE”, “DG HARMONY”,...
November 3rd, 2016 | Chartering, Health and Safety, Insight, Legal, Maritime Accidents, Safety and Security | Read More

Clyde & Co makes series of appointments to London marine team

Clyde & Co makes series of appointments to London marine team
London, 3 November 2016: Global law firm Clyde & Co has appointed Chris Pratts as Partner and made four other hires to its London marine cargo group.   Chris Pratts is a leading marine cargo insurance lawyer in the London market and joins Clyde & Co to further enhance the firm’s pre-eminent...
November 3rd, 2016 | Company Profiles, HR, Legal, Person Profiles | Read More

Peter Jackson elected as Hill Dickinson’s first Chief Executive Officer

Peter Jackson elected as Hill Dickinson’s first Chief Executive Officer
Peter Jackson Hill Dickinson has today announced that Peter Jackson has been elected as the firm’s first Chief Executive Officer and will take up his new position immediately.  Jackson’s appointment by the partners of Hill Dickinson, which was unopposed, is part of an enhancement of Hill Dickinson’s...
November 1st, 2016 | Company Profiles, HR, Legal, Person Profiles | Read More

HFW Insurance Bulletin 27 Oct. 2016

HFW Insurance Bulletin 27 Oct. 2016
In this week’s Bulletin: 1. Regulation and legislation UK: Ministry of Justice postpones personal injury reform 2. Court cases and arbitration Turkey: Jurisdiction clauses in contracts between...
October 27th, 2016 | Company Profiles, Insurance and Reinsurance, Legal, Reports | Read More