Archive for the ‘Legal’ Category

Ships of the future – full steam ahead into ‘driverless’ seas?

Ships of the future – full steam ahead into ‘driverless’ seas?
We have all by now heard at least something regarding the ongoing march towards putting driverless cars on the roads. Less visible in the mainstream transport and technology press, though, is the significant work currently being put into the development of autonomous ships. Currently, Norway appears...
August 10th, 2017 | Legal, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Technical, Technology | Read More

Norton Rose Fulbright announces third Marshall Islands qualified attorney

Norton Rose Fulbright announces third Marshall Islands qualified attorney
Jonathan Silver becomes one of the largest Marshall Islands practices globally, covering all time zones Global law firm Norton Rose Fulbright is pleased to announce partner and head of shipping for North Asia, Jonathan Silver, has been sworn in as a member of the Marshall Islands Bar. Jonathan is Norton...
August 9th, 2017 | Company Profiles, Legal, Person Profiles | Read More

New UN sanctions target North Korea’s exports of strategic commodities

New UN sanctions target North Korea’s exports of strategic commodities
On 5 August 2017 the United Nations Security Council unanimously approved a significant expansion of the UN sanctions regime against North Korea, in response to North Korea’s recent ballistic missile tests.    Resolution 2371 (2017) (the Resolution) targets key elements of North Korea’s economy,...
August 6th, 2017 | Legal, Organisations, Politics and Government, Sanctions, UN | Read More

Human Rights at Sea Year Three Impact infographic published

Human Rights at Sea Year Three Impact infographic published
Today, Human Rights at Sea publishes its visual Impact Report and Timeline of Delivery infographic detailing a summary of the successes for the charity in only its third year since being established in April 2014. CEO, David Hammond, said: “We have always said that we would rise or fall on our demonstrable...
August 2nd, 2017 | Associations, Charity, Communication, HR, Legal | Read More

The LSLC event at LISW2017

The LSLC event at LISW2017
INTRODUCTION This seminar will focus on topical issues on how London provides a world centre for shipping arbitration.  It will cover new developments such as the LMAA Terms 2017, changes in enforcement and the law on injunctions.  It will also consider whether Brexit poses a threat to the industry...
August 2nd, 2017 | Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Legal | Read More

HFW strengthens Asia Pacific Shipping team

HFW strengthens Asia Pacific Shipping team
From 1 August 2017, the HFW’s Asia Pacific shipping team will be enhanced by the arrival from London of partners Toby Stephens and John Forrester. They join at a busy period for the Singapore office and will combine with our strong existing team to boost specific legal services we offer our...
August 1st, 2017 | Company Profiles, HR, Legal, Person Profiles | Read More

Hill Dickinson appoints legal director to expanding shipping team

Hill Dickinson appoints legal director to expanding shipping team
Tom Burdass International commercial law firm Hill Dickinson continues to grow its shipping practice with the addition of Legal Director Tom Burdass. Tom joins the firm’s Broadgate Tower, London office from Campbell Johnston Clark (CJC) where he spent more than six years acting for clients in dry...
July 31st, 2017 | Company Profiles, HR, Legal, P and I Clubs, Person Profiles | Read More

Ballast Water Management Update – July 2017

Ballast Water Management Update – July 2017
Michael Chalos In 2004, the IMO hosted the International Conference on Ballast Water Management to address the problems associated with the introduction of non-native species into aquatic ecosystems when transported in the ballast water of oceangoing vessels.  The members adopted the International Convention...
July 24th, 2017 | Environment, IMO, Legal, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Pollution, Press and Media, Regulatory, Shipmanagement | Read More

Top 4 Arbitration Clause Essentials

Top 4 Arbitration Clause Essentials
Azadeh Meskarian Arbitration is an extremely popular method of commercial dispute resolution.  Many international contracts will include an arbitration clause (referred to as an arbitration agreement) by which the parties agree to resolve disputes privately by an arbitrator, who is often an experienced...
July 19th, 2017 | Arbiitration, IT and Communications, Legal, News | Read More

8th Edition of Shipping and the Law. Naples, 12th and 13th October 2017

8th Edition of Shipping and the Law. Naples, 12th and 13th October 2017
Naples, 12th and 13th October 2017 Royal Palace of Naples Studio Legale Lauro is pleased to inform you that the 8th edition of Shipping and the Law will be held on 12th and 13th October 2017. The conference will take place in the Court Theater of the Royal Palace of Naples and will be preceded by...
July 18th, 2017 | Books, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Legal | Read More

Punitive damages in Italy: admitted by Supreme Court

Punitive damages in Italy: admitted by Supreme Court
6 JULY 2017 BY GARBAMAR Decision no. 16601 issued on 5 July 2017 This is an unforgettable time. This is a historic decision. Punitive damages have been just admitted by Joint Sessions of the Italian Supreme Court (Corte di Cassazione – Sezioni Unite). Three decisions rendered by US Courts (Florida)...
July 7th, 2017 | Legal | Read More

Market’s fall might ignite an unprecedented shipping mess…

Market’s fall might ignite an unprecedented shipping mess…
John N. Faraclas The BDI lost 47 points earlier on today and now reads 847; the Geopolitics too are getting conspicuously messy. John Faraclas’ daily market brief: The Capers lead today’s fall with nearly 100 points loss and the BCI 2014 now reads 901 – down 96 points – about to break below the...
July 5th, 2017 | Awards, Books, Charity, Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Environment, Events, Flags, HR, Legal, Marine Insurance, Markets, News, P and I Clubs, People and Places, Person Profiles, Reports, Safety and Security, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals, Shipmanagement, Shipping Indices, Social Columns, Statistics, Story of the Day, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

ITIC pays out for pool manager’s acceptance of unacceptable tanker

ITIC pays out for pool manager’s acceptance of unacceptable tanker
International Transport Intermediaries Club (ITIC)* has highlighted the costly consequences of a shipping pool manager’s failure to accurately describe a tanker, leading to a substantial claim by charterers. The pool manager misdescribed the tanker as being acceptable to a specific oil major, even...
June 30th, 2017 | Chartering, Claims, Disputes, Legal, P and I Clubs, Tankers | Read More

HFW Insurance Bulletin 23 June 2017

HFW Insurance Bulletin 23 June 2017
In this week’s Bulletin: 1. Regulation and legislation UK: PRA publishes boardroom diversity proposals – but do they go far enough? EU: EIOPA publishes MoU with World Bank 2. Court cases and...
June 23rd, 2017 | Insurance and Reinsurance, Legal | Read More

Thomas Cooper: The LMAA Terms 2017 I

Thomas Cooper: The LMAA Terms 2017  I
The LMAA Terms 2017 by Ioanna Vitta & Stella Petritsi The LMAA has released updated versions of the LMAA main Terms, Small Claims Procedure and Intermediate Claims Procedure, which apply to arbitrations commenced after 1 May 2017. The main amendments to the 2012 version of the...
June 16th, 2017 | Arbiitration, Legal | Read More

HFW Insurance Bulletin 16 June 2017

HFW Insurance Bulletin 16 June 2017
In this week’s Bulletin: 1. Court cases and arbitration England and Wales: Beware exemption clauses England and Wales: Claimant sued “driverless” car England and Wales: Importance of complying...
June 16th, 2017 | Insurance and Reinsurance, Legal, Marine Insurance | Read More

New contract will help speed spill response times

New contract will help speed spill response times
BIMCO and International Spill Control Organisation (ISCO) have launched two new spill response contracts to make the task of arranging clean-up services following a spill incident significantly easier to negotiate in an emergency. The two standard contracts are a first for spill response contractors....
June 15th, 2017 | Associations, BIMCO, Environment, Legal, Maritime Accidents, Oil Spill, Pollution | Read More

HFW Insurance Bulletin 9 June 2017

HFW Insurance Bulletin 9 June 2017
Rebecca Huggins In this week’s Bulletin: 1. Regulation and legislation Europe: Proposal to merge European insurance and banking supervisory authorities causes controversy Europe/UK: Don’t expect concessions – EU insurance policy mirrors tough political stance on Brexit 2. Court cases...
June 9th, 2017 | Insurance and Reinsurance, Legal, Marine Insurance | Read More

The “Ocean Victory”: clarification for charterers and those insuring their liabilities

The “Ocean Victory”: clarification for charterers and those insuring their liabilities
Gard Marine and Energy Limited (appellant) v China National Chartering Company Limited (respondents) and others [10.05.17] 26 May 2017 Andrew Purssell, Michael Biltoo Supreme Court decides in favour of the ship owner in a landmark case arising from the loss of a Capesize bulk carrier, The “Ocean...
May 30th, 2017 | Claims, Health and Safety, Legal, Maritime Accidents, Safety and Security | Read More

HFW Insurance Bulletin 26 May 2017

HFW Insurance Bulletin 26 May 2017
In this week’s Bulletin: 1. Regulation and legislation EU: Expiry of the Insurance Block Exemption Regulation 2. Court cases and arbitration England & Wales: Gard Marine v China National:...
May 26th, 2017 | Communication, Insurance and Reinsurance, Legal, Marine Insurance | Read More

39th Anniversary of Panama Gremial Movement of Lawyers

39th Anniversary of Panama Gremial Movement of Lawyers
Hernan Delgado delivering his speech Celebration of 39th Anniversary of the Foundation Panama Gremial Movement of Lawyers (MAG) with a great audience, including Panama Supreme Court Judge, Harry Diaz, President of Panama Bar Association and Presidents of Professional Associations in Panama including...
May 25th, 2017 | Associations, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Events, Legal | Read More

ESG investing and section 172 CA 2006: Desperate times call for soft law measures

ESG investing and section 172 CA 2006: Desperate times call for soft law measures
Dr Georgina Tsagas ESG investing and section 172 of the Companies Act 2006: Desperate times call for soft law measures by Dr. Georgina Tsagas, Lecturer in Law, University of Bristol Law School Section 172 CA 2006: Not worth the paper it is written on? Section 172 of the Companies Act 2006 has been...
May 22nd, 2017 | Academia, European Union, Legal, News, Organisations | Read More

HFW Insurance Bulletin 19 May 2017

HFW Insurance Bulletin 19 May 2017
INSURANCE BULLETIN 19 May 2017 In this week’s Bulletin: 1. Court cases and arbitration New Zealand: Annex Developments Limited v IAG New Zealand Limited and Peter J Taylor...
May 19th, 2017 | Communication, Insurance and Reinsurance, Legal, Reports | Read More

LMAA Terms 2017

LMAA Terms 2017
  Insight Introduction of the LMAA 2017 Terms Earlier this year, the LMAA published updated terms and procedures which it announced would come into effect for...
May 16th, 2017 | Arbiitration, Associations, Legal | Read More

Cyber security – the increasing threat to your business, May 2017

Cyber security – the increasing threat to your business, May 2017
Matthew Montgomery, senior associate at HFW HFW Briefing: Cyber security by  Matthew Montgomery At the last count, it was estimated that Friday’s cyber attack impacted upon 200,000 victims in at least 150 countries. The attack used “WannaCry” malware to disable computer systems and present users...
May 15th, 2017 | Bribery and Corruption, Company Profiles, Legal, News, Person Profiles, Safety and Security | Read More