Archive for the ‘Legal’ Category

“CMA CGM LIBRA” General Average Defence – Alternative link

“CMA CGM LIBRA” General Average Defence – Alternative link
Inadequate passage planning renders vessel unseaworthy  We have been alerted that some readers are having difficulty accessing the link in our original mailing. We apologise for the inconvenience and now share with you an alternative link below. In a recent case before the English Admiralty Court, Clyde...
March 8th, 2019 | Groundings, Legal, Marine Insurance | Read More

The Shipowners’ Club produces Latin America Jurisdiction Guide

The Shipowners’ Club produces Latin America Jurisdiction Guide
The Shipowners’ Club, the leading mutual P&I insurer in the smaller and specialist vessel sector, has released a new Latin America (LATAM) Jurisdiction Guide which provides an overview of common issues arising from the laws and regulations which govern shipping operations in this region. The...
February 19th, 2019 | Legal, P and I Clubs | Read More

HFW Insurance Bulletin: February 2019 – Edition 1

HFW Insurance Bulletin: February 2019 – Edition 1
Costas Frangeskides, Partner Holman Fenwick Willan LLP HFW Insurance Bulletin: February 2019 – Edition 1 In this issue: Regulation and legislation; Court cases and arbitration; Market Developments; HFW publications and events. 1. Regulation and legislation UK: Agreement between UK and Switzerland...
February 11th, 2019 | Arbiitration, Communication, Insurance and Reinsurance, Legal, Marine Insurance, Regulatory, Reports | Read More

HFW: Insurance Bulletin – January 2019

HFW: Insurance Bulletin – January 2019
Costas Frangeskides, Partner, Holman Fenwick Willan LLP In this issue: Court cases and arbitration; Market Developments 1. Court cases and arbitration England & Wales: Making sense of jurisdiction clauses 2. Market developments UK: Pool Re withdraws terror attack event cover Andrew Bandurka Should...
January 25th, 2019 | Arbiitration, Insurance and Reinsurance, Legal | Read More

The greatest challenges facing the shipping industry

The greatest challenges facing the shipping industry
Andrew Taylor The greatest challenges facing the shipping industry include flattening demand growth, industry consolidation forcing freight rates down and fuel emissions regulations – according to a survey conducted by Reed Smith LONDON, 25 January, 2019 – In a survey conducted by global law firm...
January 25th, 2019 | Legal, Reports | Read More

m/v Stellar Daisy

m/v Stellar Daisy
MV STELLAR DAISY Further to recent media reports, Korean Register can confirm that following the Republic of Korea court hearing on 24 January, the court rejected a request for an arrest warrant for a KR surveyor. The MV STELLAR DAISY vessel was classed with KR and she was surveyed in accordance with...
January 25th, 2019 | Classification Societies, Health and Safety, IACS, Legal, Safety and Security | Read More

Press Statement from Bavaria Catamarans and Bavaria Yachtbau Holding

Press Statement from Bavaria Catamarans and Bavaria Yachtbau Holding
Press Statement from Bavaria Catamarans and Bavaria Yachtbau Holding Due to media inquiries about the acquisition of shares in the French manufacturer Bavaria Catamarans SAS by the German Bavaria Yachtbau Holding GmbH we would like to inform you about the facts: Former shareholders of Nautitech...
January 20th, 2019 | Legal, Mergers and Acquisitions, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Yachting | Read More

Gordon Dadds Group completes acquisition of Ince & Co LLP

Gordon Dadds Group PLC (“Gordon Dadds” or the “Company” or the “Group”) Completion of acquisition of Ince UK Half year results for the six months ended 30 September 2018 Expected restoration of trading on AIM Gordon Dadds Group PLC (AIM: GOR), the London-based legal and professional services...
January 2nd, 2019 | Legal, Mergers and Acquisitions | Read More

2020 Fuel Transition Clause for Time Charter Parties

2020 Fuel Transition Clause for Time Charter Parties
Marcus Dodds, partner, London At a Glance… BIMCO has last week released its two eagerly awaited standard clauses (the ‘2020 Marine Fuel Sulphur Content Clause for Time Charter Parties’ and the ‘2020 Fuel Transition Clause for Time Charter Parties’). Both are intended to address the International...
December 21st, 2018 | BIMCO, Bunkering, Chartering, Legal, Markets | Read More

Norton Rose Fulbright advises Amsterdam Trade Bank on debut shipping loan securitisation

Norton Rose Fulbright advises Amsterdam Trade Bank on debut shipping loan securitisation
David Shearer Global law firm Norton Rose Fulbright has advised Amsterdam Trade Bank N.V. on its first securitisation of shipping loans, via ATB Shipping Finance I B.V. (a Dutch private company with limited liability). The transaction was arranged by Citibank and securitises a diversified portfolio of...
December 14th, 2018 | Banking, Legal, Shipfinance | Read More

Wikborg Rein appoints new shipping and energy partners in London

Wikborg Rein appoints new shipping and energy partners in London
Renaud Barbier-Emery LEADING international law firm Wikborg Rein has appointed two new partners and a senior lawyer to its Shipping, Trade, Energy & Infrastructure team in London. Renaud Barbier-Emery, who joins Wikborg Rein as a partner from Ince & Co, is a specialist in the energy, maritime...
December 13th, 2018 | Company Profiles, Legal, Person Profiles | Read More

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