Archive for the ‘Legal’ Category

Superyachts are being bugged

Superyachts are being bugged
Matt Horan, security director of C3IA Solutions High net worth individuals are becoming increasingly concerned about being bugged on their superyachts, according to a leading expert. Matt Horan, security director of C3IA Solutions, said his teams of ‘bug sweepers’ have been expanded to deal with...
December 7th, 2018 | IT and Communications, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Maritime Fraud, Safety and Security, Technology | Read More

HFW Briefing: The Geo-Blocking Regulation – is your business compliant?

HFW Briefing: The Geo-Blocking Regulation – is your business compliant?
Anthony Woolwich From 3 December 2018, businesses operating in the EEA need to comply with the new Geo-Blocking Regulation. In general, the Regulation prohibits businesses from unfairly discriminating against consumers or other businesses on the grounds of nationality, place of residence or place of...
December 5th, 2018 | European Union, Legal, Organisations | Read More

HFW helps BIMCO draft first cyber security clause

HFW helps BIMCO draft first cyber security clause
William MacLachlan, senior associate, HFW Global, sector-focused law firm HFW has helped shipping association BIMCO draft its first cyber security clause. The new clause, which is designed for use in a broad range of contracts, is due to be published in May 2019.  It requires parties to have plans and...
December 3rd, 2018 | BIMCO, Legal, News, Safety and Security | Read More

HFW: Insurance Bulletin – November 2018

HFW: Insurance Bulletin – November 2018
Costas FrangeskidesPartnerHolman Fenwick Willan LLP In this issue: Regulation and legislation; Court cases and arbitration; HFW publications and events 1. Regulation and Legislation UK: Unfair pricing practices? FCA launches market study into the retail home and motor markets 2. Court cases and arbitration England...
November 27th, 2018 | Communication, Insight, Insurance and Reinsurance, Legal, Marine Insurance | Read More

Comment: The withdrawal agreement and the impact on the insurance industry

Comment: The withdrawal agreement and the impact on the insurance industry
Bob Haken Norton Rose Fulbright insurance partner Bob Haken commented: “What the Political Declaration does say about financial services in general is that there will be commitments to “preserving financial stability, market integrity, investor protection and fair competition, while respecting the...
November 15th, 2018 | Comment, Insurance and Reinsurance, Legal, Marine Insurance | Read More

Clyde & Co Legal Update: A Practical Overview of the IMO 2020 Sulphur Cap – Part 2

Clyde & Co Legal Update: A Practical Overview of the IMO 2020 Sulphur Cap – Part 2
A Practical Overview of the IMO 2020 Sulphur Cap Part 2: Challenges Facing Compliance and Challenges to Enforcement With Regulation 14.1.3 of Annex VI of the MARPOL Convention (“Regulation 14.1.3”) coming into effect in January 2020, there are still numerous challenges surrounding compliance and...
November 14th, 2018 | Emissions, Environment, Legal, Pollution | Read More

Capes “sink” the BDI at 1,395…

Capes “sink” the BDI at 1,395…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost 33 points earlier on today and now stands at 1,395; Geopolitics still messy and IBIA’s Annual Convention makes waves. John Faraclas’ daily briefing: The  volatile Capes’ BCI three-digit loss of 101 points bringing down this index at 2,296 points was...
November 6th, 2018 | Associations, Bunkering, Chartering, Classification Societies, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Dry Bulkcarriers, Events, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Insight, Legal, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Maritime Fraud, Maritime Fraud, Maritime Tourism, Markets, Oil Industry, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Regulatory, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Technology, Tourism | Read More

Shipping and offshore finance expert Martin Brown joins Stephenson Harwood (Singapore) Alliance

Shipping and offshore finance expert Martin Brown joins Stephenson Harwood (Singapore) Alliance
Martin Brown Law firm Stephenson Harwood (Singapore) Alliance has strengthened its shipping and offshore finance practice with the appointment of Martin Brown as partner. Brown joins the firm from Ince & Co, where he was head of finance in Singapore. Brown specialises in cross-border ship finance...
November 1st, 2018 | Company Profiles, HR, Legal, Person Profiles | Read More

Carriage ban on marine fuels with sulphur content above 0.50% formally adopted

Carriage ban on marine fuels with sulphur content above 0.50% formally adopted
Valentina Keys Carriage ban on marine fuels with sulphur content above 0.50% formally adopted by Valentina Keys, Senior Associate  at CMS On 26 October 2018, during its 73rd session on 22 – 26 October, the Marine Environment Protection Committee (‘MEPC73’) of the International Maritime...
October 31st, 2018 | Environment, Insight, Legal, Pollution | Read More

Hill Dickinson Hong Kong boosts shipping practice with two senior hires

Hill Dickinson Hong Kong boosts shipping practice with two senior hires
Edward Liu, Counsel, Hill Dickinson Hong Kong. Leading commercial law firm Hill Dickinson has appointed two senior hires to join its Hong Kong office. Counsel and registered foreign lawyer Edward Liu and Counsel Antony Cowie both joined on 22 October 2018. Edward, a qualified solicitor in England and...
October 29th, 2018 | Company Profiles, Legal, Person Profiles | Read More

Ince & Co LLP to merge with Gordon Dadds LLP

Ince & Co LLP to merge with Gordon Dadds LLP
Peter Rogan As you may have seen, it was announced this morning that the members of Ince & Co International LLP have approved the terms of a merger with Gordon Dadds LLP to form a top 40 UK legal firm, Ince Gordon Dadds LLP.  This is a momentous time for us and I want to take the opportunity...
October 29th, 2018 | Company Profiles, Legal, Mergers and Acquisitions | Read More

Insurance Briefing: Dalamd Limited v Butterworth Spengler Commercial Limited: Causation and Some Limited Relief for Brokers

Insurance Briefing: Dalamd Limited v Butterworth Spengler Commercial Limited: Causation and Some Limited Relief for Brokers
Christopher Foster, Partner HFW In Dalamd Limited v Butterworth Spengler Commercial Limited1, the Commercial Court looked at, among other things, causation issues arising in negligence claims against insurance brokers. Whilst the court found that the defendant had breached its duty to the claimant...
October 29th, 2018 | Insurance and Reinsurance, Legal | Read More

Injured workers should retain fair access to legal representation

Injured workers should retain fair access to legal representation
David Parr, Policy and Technical Services Director, British Safety Council British Safety Council supports the Usdaw campaign for the retention of fair access to legal representation for injured workers The British Safety Council, a charity and corporate membership organisation which for over 60 years...
October 25th, 2018 | Health and Safety, Legal | Read More

HFW: Iran sanctions – The English Court steers a course

HFW: Iran sanctions –  The English Court steers a course
Daniel Martin, partner HFW In our previous briefing, we looked at the challenges of complying with EU and US sanctions from 5 November 2018, when further US sanctions are re-imposed, and the need to steer a course between the divergent approaches which are being taken by the EU and the US. The Commercial...
October 19th, 2018 | Legal, Sanctions | Read More

Volatile Capes raise the BDI@1,565…

Volatile Capes raise the BDI@1,565…
John Faraclas With 11 plus points, thanks to the volatility of the Capes – down 58 yesterday and plus 70 today,  the BDI …floats “safely”… Geopolitics messy as ever… John Faraclas’ daily Markets and Geopolitics briefing: The Capes’ BCI  with its 70 points plus now reads 2,176 points… Minus...
October 18th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Insight, Legal, Markets, Military, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Last Places available for SHIPPING and THE LAW 9th edition, 15th – 16th October 2018 NAPLES. Register now!

Last Places available for SHIPPING and THE LAW 9th edition, 15th – 16th October 2018 NAPLES. Register now!
“The Future is Now” San Lorenzo Maggiore monumental complex  PROGRAMME  Studio Legale Lauro     is pleased to inform you that the 9th edition of  Shipping and the Law will be held on 15th and 16th October 2018.    The conference annual appointment will take place in San Lorenzo...
October 11th, 2018 | Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Finance, Legal, Marinas, Shipfinance | Read More

A Practical Overview of the IMO 2020 Sulphur Cap

A Practical Overview of the IMO 2020 Sulphur Cap
Part 1: Scope of the Regulation and the Risks of Non-Compliance With less than eighteen months before Regulation 14.1.3 of Annex VI of the MARPOL Convention comes into effect, there are still numerous challenges surrounding compliance and enforcement, which have cast uncertainty over the effect that...
October 10th, 2018 | Emissions, Energy, Environment, Legal, Pollution | Read More

Clyde & Co Legal Update: Court of Appeal decision in ‘Alexandra 1’

Clyde & Co Legal Update: Court of Appeal decision in ‘Alexandra 1’
Insight – Evergreen Marine (UK) Limited vs Nautical Challenge Ltd [2018] EWCA Civ 2173 It takes two to cross In Evergreen Marine (UK) Limited vs Nautical Challenge Ltd [2018] EWCA Civ 2173 the Court of Appeal has ruled on the liability for the collision of ‘Ever Smart’ and ‘Alexandra...
October 5th, 2018 | Claims, Legal, Maritime Accidents, Safety and Security | Read More

HFW helps BIMCO draft first 2020 Bunker Clause

HFW helps  BIMCO draft first 2020 Bunker Clause
Paul Dean, Head of Offshore, HFW Global, sector-focused law firm HFW has helped shipping association BIMCO draft its first clause relating to the International Maritime Organization’s 2020 sulphur emission rules. The new clause, focused on compliance, has been fast-tracked and may be published...
September 27th, 2018 | Associations, BIMCO, Bunkering, Emissions, Environment, Legal, News, Pollution | Read More

Brexit – impact of a “no deal” on English disputes with EU counter-parties

Brexit – impact of a “no deal” on English disputes with EU counter-parties
Nicola Gare, professional support lawyer In preparation for what many now see as being the most likely outcome, the UK Government (Government) has published its guidance on how disputes will be dealt with in the event of the UK exiting the EU without it first having agreed a framework with the EU for...
September 26th, 2018 | European Union, Legal, Organisations, Politics and Government | Read More

From sea to shore and shipping law

From sea to shore and shipping law
Helene Peter-Davies Helene Peter-Davies is the first British female Master Mariner to become Partner in a law firm. Her fascinating career has spanned almost three decades, with twelve years at sea. Spinnaker Global’s Managing Director, Teresa Peacock, finds out how Helene got into law, her thoughts...
September 6th, 2018 | HR, Interviews, Legal, Shipmanagement, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

HFW Briefing – Iran Sanctions: Steering a course through difficult waters

HFW Briefing – Iran Sanctions: Steering a course through difficult waters
Daniel Martin, partner HFW Iran Sanctions: Steering a course through difficult waters President Trump’s announcement on 8 May 2018 that the US would withdraw from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action set the EU and US on divergent paths with respect to Iran. At the same time as the US indicated...
August 31st, 2018 | Legal, News, Sanctions | Read More

DWF launches Asia corporate insurance practice with partner appointment

DWF launches Asia corporate insurance practice with partner appointment
Jonathan Goacher DWF has appointed corporate and regulatory partner Jonathan Goacher to its Singapore office as the business looks to strengthen its transactional practice in the Asia Pacific region. He joins from Kennedys, where he led the firm’s regional corporate insurance practice, prior to...
August 23rd, 2018 | Company Profiles, Legal, Person Profiles | Read More

Norton Rose Fulbright advises Citibank on $2.2 billion restructuring of major containership owner

Norton Rose Fulbright advises Citibank on $2.2 billion restructuring of major containership owner
Yianni Cheilas, Global law firm Norton Rose Fulbright has advised Citigroup and other lenders of Danaos on a $2.2 billion restructuring of NYSE-listed Danaos Corp (DAC), one of the world’s largest independent owners of modern, large-size containerships. Norton Rose Fulbright’s Athens, London and...
August 17th, 2018 | Legal, Shipfinance | Read More

LCC: “Subject to review” clauses – Is there an intention to be immediately bound?

LCC: “Subject to review” clauses – Is there an intention to be immediately bound?
“Subject to review” clauses are frequently used in fixture proposals to indicate that the parties have not yet agreed to an enforceable contract. However, the recent case of Toptip vs Mercuria in Singapore demonstrates such language may not be sufficient to avoid the contract coming into...
August 8th, 2018 | Chartering, Fixtures, Legal, P and I Clubs | Read More