Archive for the ‘Legal’ Category

Concern over cyber liability and lack of regulation hindering implementation of unmanned ships

Concern over cyber liability and lack of regulation hindering implementation of unmanned ships
… Concern over increased cyber security threat Uncertainty surrounding insurance cover availability Doubts raised over industry readiness for new technology Almost two thirds (64%) of global marine industry executives believe there is uncertainty surrounding liability issues relating to unmanned...
November 21st, 2017 | Books, IMarEST, Legal, Technical, Technology | Read More

Presenting: Technology in Shipping Report 2017

Presenting: Technology in Shipping Report 2017
Technology in Shipping Technology is reshaping the marine industry. Over the next few years new technologies will completely transform shipping: an industry that is the engine of 90% of global trade. Clyde & Co and IMarEST teamed up in a joint initiative to seek insight on emerging technologies...
November 20th, 2017 | Associations, IMarEST, Legal, Shipmanagement, Technical, Technology | Read More

Liberia strikes blow for global shipping with challenge to Brazilian court ruling

Liberia strikes blow for global shipping with challenge to Brazilian court ruling
Scott Bergeron The Liberian Registry, in co-operation with the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), has succeeded in helping the holder of a Liberian mortgage to overturn a decision of the Brazilian courts which, if left uncontested, could have had serious adverse legal and economic consequences...
November 20th, 2017 | Associations, Banking, Energy, Flags, International Chamber of Shipping, Legal, Markets, Oil Industry, Oil Platforms and Rigs, Shipfinance | Read More

New legal commentary on CMR uncovers Danish and international jurisprudence

New legal commentary on CMR uncovers Danish and international jurisprudence
Ulla Fabricius The inclusion of additional protocols to the CMR Convention in Danish legislation gave access to the possibility of establishing electronic freight agreements and communications for international road transport in Denmark. Lawyer and partner Ulla Fabricius has prepared a new legal commentary...
November 16th, 2017 | Insight, Land Trasnport, Legal, Logistics, Person Profiles, Trade and Commerce | Read More

HFW Briefing – MOSCOW STARS: Sale of a cargo under a Charterparty lien

HFW Briefing – MOSCOW STARS: Sale of a cargo under a Charterparty lien
  Louise Lazarou, Associate HFW The Court in Dainford Navigation Inc v PDVSA Petroleo SA1 considered an application pursuant to section 44 of the Arbitration Act 1996 (the Act) for the sale of a crude oil cargo onboard the “MOSCOW STARS” that was the subject of a charterparty lien exercised...
November 8th, 2017 | Arbiitration, Chartering, Disputes, Legal | Read More

HFW Insurance Bulletin Nov 2017

HFW Insurance Bulletin Nov 2017
In this week’s Bulletin: 1. Regulation and Legislation UK and Europe: Insurance Distribution Directive – delayed until October 2018? Hong Kong: Insurance Authority promotes Fintech/Insurtech...
November 3rd, 2017 | Insurance and Reinsurance, Legal, Reports | Read More

Insight – The “LONGCHAMP” – Supreme Court Ruling

Insight – The “LONGCHAMP” – Supreme Court Ruling
… The “LONGCHAMP” – Supreme Court: Hijacked vessel costs incurred during negotiations fall within Rule F of the York-Antwerp Rules 1974 by David Handley and Martin Hall* Last week, by a 4-1 majority, the Supreme Court reversed the decision of the Court of Appeal in Mitsui & Co...
October 31st, 2017 | Insight, Legal | Read More

Obituary Maria Pittordis

Obituary Maria Pittordis
Maria Pittordis Maria Pittordis, a highly-respected partner at international law firm Hill Dickinson who enjoyed a successful career with the company for 30 years, has passed away aged 55 following a short illness.  Colleagues of Maria, who served as Head of Marine, Trade and Energy at Hill Dickinson...
October 30th, 2017 | Legal, Obituaries | Read More

Tipping point: law firms must change or die

Tipping point: law firms must change or die
Julian Clark Tipping point: law firms must change of die – Interview with Julian Clark, Hill Dickinson Law firms have a stark choice, says Julian Clark, Head of Global Shipping at Hill Dickinson: be prepared to make radical changes, or cease to exist altogether. These are changing and challenging...
October 20th, 2017 | Company Profiles, HR, Interviews, Legal, Person Profiles | Read More

Shipping & The Law conference draws maritime royalty to Naples

Shipping & The Law conference draws maritime royalty to Naples
Studio Legale Lauro Managing Partner Francesco S Lauro. Thought leaders from shipping, regulation, finance, law and insurance convene at the Royal Palace to hold court on future maritime threats and opportunities Naples, Italy, 20 October 2017. Influencers and thought leaders from across the maritime...
October 20th, 2017 | Associations, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Legal | Read More

Shipping and the Law VIII edition, 12th-13th October 2017, Naples- Register Now!

Shipping and the Law VIII edition, 12th-13th October 2017, Naples- Register Now!
SHIPPING AND THE LAW VIII edition 12th – 13th October 2017 NAPLES REGISTER NOW! The eighth edition of the international conference Shipping and the Law, organised by Studio Legale Lauro, will take place on the 12th and 13th October 2017 on the stage of the eighteenth-century Court Theatre of...
October 9th, 2017 | Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Legal | Read More

HFW Briefing – Something rotten in the state of shipping:

HFW Briefing – Something rotten in the state of shipping:
Paul Dean, partner Something rotten in the state of shipping: what you need to know about Mandate Fraud and the fraudulent redirecting of payments A recent shipping review lists fraud, as well as theft and corruption, as the joint second highest risk to the shipping sector, ranked only behind that of...
October 6th, 2017 | Corruption, Insight, Legal, Maritime Fraud | Read More

BIMCO SUPPLYTIME 2017: A modern update to an established form

BIMCO SUPPLYTIME 2017: A modern update to an established form
SUPPLYTIME 2005, the standard form of charterparty for offshore vessels, has undergone an update to modernise and improve the form. At first glance, the revised 2017 form is very similar to its predecessor; however, it contains some important changes, some of which are more apparent than others. The...
October 6th, 2017 | BIMCO, Chartering, Legal | Read More

HFW: All change – are you ready for the EU General Data Protection Regulation? Special update

HFW: All change – are you ready for the EU General Data Protection Regulation? Special update
Anthony Woolich, partner Businesses (including many outside the EEA) now have less than nine months to prepare for the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which overhauls a data protection regime dating from 1995 The GDPR becomes effective across the European Economic Area (EEA), including...
September 28th, 2017 | European Union, IT and Communications, Legal, Organisations, Technology | Read More

HFW Briefing – MLC Update…

HFW Briefing – MLC Update…
Hazel Brewer, partner, Perth office, Australia HFW Briefing – MLC Update: Australia Imposes Lengthy Bans on Vessels For Failures to Pay Crew Wages All vessels operating in Australian waters must comply with relevant international standards given effect under Australian law, including the Maritime...
September 27th, 2017 | HR, Legal, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Regulatory | Read More

Risk management is the key to preparation for the shipping industry…

Risk management is the key to preparation for the shipping industry…
l to r: Nick Shaw and Albert Stein – Picture credits: LISW Risk management is crucial to prepare the industry for tomorrow’s maritime world, according to panellists at Reed Smith’s London International Shipping Week event Global law firm Reed Smith played host to a panel of shipping industry...
September 13th, 2017 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Legal | Read More

HFW’s Shipping Group chooses The Mission to Seafarers as Global Charity Partner

HFW’s Shipping Group chooses The Mission to Seafarers as Global Charity Partner
Craig Neame HFW to provide legal, practical and financial support to the Mission to Seafarers in three-year deal London, 12th September 2017 – International law firm HFW today announced that its Shipping Group has chosen The Mission to Seafarers as its first ever global charity partner. Over three...
September 11th, 2017 | Charity, Legal | Read More

HFW – The Energy Regulation and Markets Review (sixth edition)

HFW – The Energy Regulation and Markets Review (sixth edition)
The Energy Regulation and Markets Review (sixth edition) published by the Law Reviews in July this year looks at key issues including climate change and energy infrastructure developments, issues surrounding...
August 24th, 2017 | Associations, Books, Energy, Legal, Reports | Read More

HFW Briefing – BREXIT: easier, cheaper and more efficient cross-border litigation

HFW Briefing – BREXIT: easier, cheaper and more efficient cross-border litigation
Rick Brown The UK Government’s most recent position paper shows a clear desire to continue civil judicial co-operation with EU member states post-Brexit. The Government’s drive to maximise security and continuity despite uncertain times ahead is therefore positive news for businesses, but...
August 23rd, 2017 | European Union, Legal | Read More

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