Archive for the ‘Legal’ Category

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

Clyde & Co Update: The International Comparative Legal Guide to Shipping Law 2018

Clyde & Co Update: The International Comparative Legal Guide to Shipping Law 2018
.. Clyde & Co partner Ed Mills-Webb is Contributing Editor of the ICLG to Shipping Law. Ed also authors the chapter svummarising key aspects of maritime law in the UK. Click here to view the full guide which provides an overview of maritime law in 47 jurisdictions and click here to view the...
August 7th, 2018 | Books, Legal | Read More

HFW: Shipping Law Review 2018

HFW: Shipping Law Review 2018
.. from HFW: We are delighted to announce the publication of the fifth edition of The Shipping Law Review, an important legal book for the shipping sector, edited by HFW. The book is a cross-jurisdictional companion for those handling shipping disputes and contains a summary of key shipping law provisions...
August 6th, 2018 | Books, Legal | Read More

Ship agent liable for negligence leading to excessive dunnage disposal charges

Ship agent liable for negligence leading to excessive dunnage disposal charges
International Transport Intermediaries Club (ITIC) has recently reported a dispute in which a ship agent in Australia was held liable to its shipowner principal for excessive charges demanded by a contractor for the disposal of dunnage and other materials related to the packing of cargo. The agent was...
August 6th, 2018 | Chartering, Legal, P and I Clubs | Read More

London Court of International Arbitration finds the Djiboutian Government’s Seizure of Doraleh Terminal Illegal

London Court of International Arbitration finds the Djiboutian Government’s Seizure of Doraleh Terminal Illegal
Tribunal declares validity of the concession agreement DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, August 2, 2018/ — An Arbitral Tribunal of the London Court of International Arbitration (“LCIA”) today confirmed the illegitimacy of the Government of Djibouti’s action of seizing control of the Doraleh Container...
August 2nd, 2018 | Disputes, Legal, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Campbell Johnston Clark strengthens its Admiralty and Casualty teams in London and Singapore

Campbell Johnston Clark strengthens its Admiralty and Casualty teams in London and Singapore
Paul Apostolis, partner CJC Specialised international shipping law firm Campbell Johnston Clark (CJC) has announced new senior appointments to the Admiralty and Casualty teams in its London and Singapore offices.  Paul Apostolis is joining CJC’s Singapore office from HFW Singapore while Andrew Gray...
August 1st, 2018 | Company Profiles, Legal, Person Profiles | Read More

HFW: Brexit: EU/UK progress report

HFW: Brexit: EU/UK progress report
Anthony Woolich, partner Brexit: EU/UK progress report The EU/UK joint report on the progress of the Brexit negotiations, announced today, contains the following key points: Citizens’ rights Ireland and Northern Ireland Financial Settlement Other Separation Issues Way forward » Read more
July 31st, 2018 | European Union, Legal | Read More

Ince & Co Global Head of Yachts relocates to Monaco

Ince & Co Global Head of Yachts relocates to Monaco
International law firm Ince & Co has announced today that Andrew Charlier, Global Head of Yachts and Superyachts has relocated to its Monaco office with immediate effect. Andrew’s relocation is part of the continued expansion and growth of Ince & Co’s yacht practice. The firm opened its Monaco...
July 30th, 2018 | Company Profiles, Legal, Person Profiles, Yachting | Read More

“K” Line: The settlement of the lawsuit against APL Logistics Ltd.

“K” Line: The settlement of the lawsuit against APL Logistics Ltd.
In September 2016, employees of APL Logistics Ltd.(APLL) sent erroneous e-mails to its customers which were not based on the facts regarding our financial situation. We thereafter filed a lawsuit at the Tokyo District Court in December 2016 demanding damages in relation to such e-mails. APLL and its parent...
July 25th, 2018 | Legal | Read More

Stephenson Harwood team publishes fourth edition of leading shipping finance text

Stephenson Harwood team publishes fourth edition of leading shipping finance text
. Shipping finance experts from law firm Stephenson Harwood have published the fourth edition of the leading industry text, Shipping Finance: A Practical Handbook. Shipping Finance includes an analysis of ship mortgage terms and conditions, and mortgagee rights across the main maritime jurisdictions....
July 25th, 2018 | Books, Insight, Legal, Shipfinance | Read More

Volatility knocks again…CAUTION!

Volatility knocks again…CAUTION!
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) ended earlier on today at 1,632 points, 42 higher than yesterday “thanks” to the volatile as ever Capes. Geopolitics remain more than perplexed… John Faraclas’ daily brief: The Capes’ BCI surpassed once …again the 3,000 point threshold – actually...
July 12th, 2018 | Events, Insurance and Reinsurance, Legal, Marine Insurance, Shipping Indices, Social Columns, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

HFW Insurance Bulletin 12 July 2018

HFW Insurance Bulletin 12 July 2018
Costas FrangeskidesPartnerHolman Fenwick Willan LLP The HFW Insurance Bulletin weekending 12 July 2018 In this week’s Bulletin: 1. REGULATION AND LEGISLATION UK: EIOPA launches InsurTech insight survey UK: InsurTech – four legal and regulatory challenges that all new products face UK:...
July 12th, 2018 | Insurance and Reinsurance, Legal, Marine Insurance, News | Read More

HFW Briefing – It’s a risky business, offshore drilling, but who bears the risk under a rig contract when force majeure strikes?

HFW Briefing – It’s a risky business, offshore drilling, but who bears the risk under a rig contract when force majeure strikes?
Judgment in Seadrill Ghana Operations Ltd -v- Tullow Ghana Ltd was handed down by Mr Justice Teare in the Commercial Court on 2 July in a case in which HFW (Simon Blows and Vanessa Tattersall) acted. The case deals with important questions relating to competing causes in the context of force majeure...
July 6th, 2018 | Energy, Legal | Read More

Reed Smith has advised Deutsche Bank on the sale of a $1billion portfolio of shipping loans

Reed Smith has advised Deutsche Bank on the sale of a $1billion portfolio of shipping loans
Richard Hakes LONDON, 5 July, 2018 – Reed Smith has advised client Deutsche Bank on the strategic disposal of a portfolio of $1billion of shipping loans spread across a diversified pool of maritime sectors and sponsors. The multi-disciplinary, cross-border team was led by London-based asset finance...
July 5th, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Legal, Shipfinance | Read More