Archive for the ‘Legal’ Category

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

HFW Briefing – Bunker contamination in the US Gulf

HFW Briefing – Bunker contamination in the US Gulf
Paul Dean Following recent reports of marine fuel contamination on an unprecedented scale in the US Gulf Region, we briefly consider some of the issues arising for those affected parties, including shipowners, time charterers and bunker suppliers Background Reports suggest that possibly up to one hundred...
July 4th, 2018 | Bunkering, Legal | Read More

Piecemeal regulation hinders the adoption of green technologies

Piecemeal regulation hinders the adoption of green technologies
Seascape – LPG Tanker ship at sunrise. Written by Conte Cicala of Clyde & Co and Mike Jacob of Pacific Merchant Shipping Association Technology in Shipping Series 67% of respondents believe “differences in regional and international regulation will impede adoption” of green technologies....
June 27th, 2018 | Associations, IMarEST, Legal | Read More

ITIC helps ship manager successfully refute owner’s allegation of negligence

ITIC helps ship manager successfully refute owner’s allegation of negligence
International Transport Intermediaries Club (ITIC) has successfully defended a ship manager against allegations of negligence made by a shipowner following the loss of a lifeboat overboard. The lifeboat was subsequently found drifting off the port of Naze, Japan, after the master of the vessel had reported...
June 26th, 2018 | Insurance and Reinsurance, Legal, Marine Insurance, P and I Clubs, Shipmanagement | Read More

HFW Insurance Bulletin 22 June 2018

HFW Insurance Bulletin 22 June 2018
Costas Frangeskides, partner HFW INSURANCE BULLETIN, JUNE 2018 EDITION 3 In this issue: Regulation and legislation; Market developments; HFW Publications and events 1. Regulation and legislation UK: FCA regulation of claims management companies: FCA consults on proposed rules Following a review of claims...
June 22nd, 2018 | Insight, Insurance and Reinsurance, IUA, Legal, Marine Insurance | Read More

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