Archive for the ‘Legal’ Category

Ince & Co’s landmark US$960 million transaction for longstanding client Golar LNG Limited.

Ince & Co’s landmark US$960 million transaction for longstanding client Golar LNG Limited.
Beatrice Russ, partner, Ince & Co Ince & Co’s London finance team advises Golar LNG on landmark US$960 million post-acceptance lease financing and delivery of FLNG Hilli Episeyo with CSSC Shipping International law firm Ince & Co LLP has advised long-standing client Golar LNG Limited on...
June 22nd, 2018 | Legal, LNG, Markets, Shipfinance | Read More

HFW boosts Greek ship finance with partner appointment and senior associate hire as office celebrates 25th Anniversary

HFW boosts Greek ship finance with partner appointment  and senior associate hire as office celebrates 25th Anniversary
Sector-focused law firm HFW has boosted its leading Greek ship finance practice with the promotion of Piraeus consultant Kalliopi Karaiskaki to partner and the hire of senior associate Dimitra Gelti. Kalliopi has also been appointed as head of the firm’s ship finance practice in Piraeus. The moves...
June 15th, 2018 | Company Profiles, Legal, News, Person Profiles | Read More

HFW Briefing: A “Truly Fundamental” Issue Of Contract Law

HFW Briefing: A “Truly Fundamental” Issue Of Contract Law
Kathryn Martin, senior associate at HFW Geneva HFW Briefing: A “Truly Fundamental” Issue Of Contract Law: Does A “No Oral Modifications” Clause Work? All but the shortest of professionally written contracts will contain a “no oral modifications” (NOM) clause: usually...
June 8th, 2018 | Legal | Read More

Stephenson Harwood secures landmark supreme court judgement

Stephenson Harwood secures landmark supreme court judgement
Simon Moore Law firm Stephenson Harwood LLP has advised the insurers of vessel B Atlantic – who were led by Navigators, Travellers and Aegis – on a dispute with Atlasnavios – Navegacao Lda. The dispute related to whether the insurers were able to decline cover under a war risks policy in respect...
May 22nd, 2018 | Legal, Marine Insurance | Read More

HFW Insurance Bulletin 18 May 2018

HFW Insurance Bulletin  18 May 2018
Costas Frangeskides, Partner, Holman Fenwick Willan LLP In this week’s Bulletin:
May 18th, 2018 | Insurance and Reinsurance, Legal | Read More

On the wave 2018: Iran – Sanctions – Back to the future?

On the wave 2018:  Iran – Sanctions – Back to the future?
.. Iran – Sanctions – Back to the future? On 8 May 2018, President Trump announced his decision to withdraw the United States from the Join Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) and to impose once again on Iran several sanctions which were lifted in January 2016 under the JCPOA. This is a significant...
May 15th, 2018 | Legal, Sanctions | Read More

New French regulations to greatly benefit seafarers

New French regulations to greatly benefit seafarers
Mathieu Croix, Partner, Le HavreShipping, Insurance, Yachts and Superyachts New French regulations to greatly benefit seafarers during refits Compositeworks (CW), a leading refit shipyard based in la Ciotat and La Rochelle in France, is very pleased to announce that the French regulations regarding...
May 14th, 2018 | Legal, Ship Conversions, Yachting | Read More

Eleventh Circuit affirms District Court decision in OW Bunker Case, awarding physical supplier the fair value of the delivered fuel

Eleventh Circuit affirms District Court decision in OW Bunker Case, awarding physical supplier the fair value of the delivered fuel
In an order issued yesterday (May 10, 2018), the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit affirmed a decision from the Northern District of Florida in Martin Energy Services, LLC v. M/V Bravante IX et al., No. 17-10899, awarding Martin Energy Services, LLC (“Martin”), a physical supplier...
May 11th, 2018 | Bunkering, Disputes, Legal | Read More

Technology will have a huge impact on lawyers’ skills and legal practice

Technology will have a huge impact on lawyers’ skills and legal practice
The legal profession faces tremendous challenges over the next decade in recruiting people who can exercise their skills in a context of evolving technology and its expanded deployment while meeting changing client requirements. The commercial climate will be characterised by new (and sometimes conflicting)...
May 9th, 2018 | Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Legal, London Shipping Law Centre, Technology | Read More

Clyde & Co Legal Update: All risks – no cover for non-existent cargo

Clyde & Co Legal Update: All risks – no cover for non-existent cargo
Last month a decision was handed down in the matter of Englehart CTP (US) LLC v Lloyd’s Syndicate 1221 in relation to marine cargo insurance and the scope of all risks insurance. In brief summary, the decision confirms that: The words “this insurance covers all risks of loss of or damage...
May 9th, 2018 | Claims, Legal, Marine Insurance | Read More

US-Iran Sanctions: Future of the JCPOA?

US-Iran Sanctions: Future of the JCPOA?
  Insight / US-Iran Sanctions The JCPOA: It’s Still Uncertain What Will Happen, but Here’s What Could Happen by Douglas Maag*, Legal Councellor, Clyde & C0 On January 12 of this year, President Trump announced his intention to not renew US sanctions waivers that underpin US participation...
May 4th, 2018 | Legal, Sanctions | Read More

Thomas Cooper hires Shipping & Insurance Specialist Rhys Clift

Thomas Cooper hires Shipping & Insurance Specialist Rhys Clift
International law firm, Thomas Cooper, is pleased to annouce the appointment of Rhys Clift,  as a partner in its Shipping & Insurance group, based in London. Rhys has over 30 years’ experience in commercial litigation and arbitration; specialising in marine and non-marine (re)insurance; maritime...
May 3rd, 2018 | Company Profiles, Legal, Person Profiles | Read More

The IMO’s global sulfure cap 2020

The IMO’s global sulfure cap 2020
From 1st January 2020, the maximum sulfur content in marine fuel, must necessarily go from 3.5% to 0.5%. The decision was taken in October 2016 by the Commission for the Protection of the Marine Environment (MEPC) of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), revising the terms of Annex VI of the...
May 3rd, 2018 | Emissions, Environment, Legal | Read More

ITIC helps limit naval architect’s exposure after survey vessel capsizes

ITIC helps limit naval architect’s exposure after survey vessel capsizes
In a recent dispute, International Transport Intermediaries Club (ITIC) helped a naval architect to successfully reduce the level of a claim by a shipbuilder for damages and loss of profits following the sinking of a hydrographic survey vessel which was deemed to be unstable. The naval architect was...
May 2nd, 2018 | Claims, Legal, Maritime Accidents, P and I Clubs, Regulatory, Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More

Clyde & Co Legal Update: Court denies security for costs to protect claimants

Clyde & Co Legal Update: Court denies security for costs to protect claimants
On occasion, parties engaged in court proceedings will consider procedural tactics with the ultimate intention of exerting such pressure on their adversaries that their weakened position, or even inability to pursue the proceedings, will work to their advantage. Such a situation arose in (1) Deleclass...
April 30th, 2018 | Legal, Marine Insurance | Read More

HFW Insurance and Reinsurance Brexit Considerations

HFW Insurance and Reinsurance Brexit Considerations
Richard Spiller, Partner Following the second phase of negotiations on the withdrawal agreement in March 2018, while progress has been made in clarifying the position in some respects, (re)insurance businesses are still waiting for answers to important questions on the future relationship between the...
April 30th, 2018 | Insurance and Reinsurance, Legal, Marine Insurance | Read More

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