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HFW Insurance Bulletin 23 June 2017

HFW Insurance Bulletin 23 June 2017
In this week’s Bulletin: 1. Regulation and legislation UK: PRA publishes boardroom diversity proposals – but do they go far enough? EU: EIOPA publishes MoU with World Bank 2. Court cases and...
June 23rd, 2017 | Insurance and Reinsurance, Legal | Read More

Thomas Cooper: The LMAA Terms 2017 I

Thomas Cooper: The LMAA Terms 2017  I
The LMAA Terms 2017 by Ioanna Vitta & Stella Petritsi The LMAA has released updated versions of the LMAA main Terms, Small Claims Procedure and Intermediate Claims Procedure, which apply to arbitrations commenced after 1 May 2017. The main amendments to the 2012 version of the...
June 16th, 2017 | Arbiitration, Legal | Read More

HFW Insurance Bulletin 16 June 2017

HFW Insurance Bulletin 16 June 2017
In this week’s Bulletin: 1. Court cases and arbitration England and Wales: Beware exemption clauses England and Wales: Claimant sued “driverless” car England and Wales: Importance of complying...
June 16th, 2017 | Insurance and Reinsurance, Legal, Marine Insurance | Read More

New contract will help speed spill response times

New contract will help speed spill response times
BIMCO and International Spill Control Organisation (ISCO) have launched two new spill response contracts to make the task of arranging clean-up services following a spill incident significantly easier to negotiate in an emergency. The two standard contracts are a first for spill response contractors....
June 15th, 2017 | Associations, BIMCO, Environment, Legal, Maritime Accidents, Oil Spill, Pollution | Read More

HFW Insurance Bulletin 9 June 2017

HFW Insurance Bulletin 9 June 2017
Rebecca Huggins In this week’s Bulletin: 1. Regulation and legislation Europe: Proposal to merge European insurance and banking supervisory authorities causes controversy Europe/UK: Don’t expect concessions – EU insurance policy mirrors tough political stance on Brexit 2. Court cases...
June 9th, 2017 | Insurance and Reinsurance, Legal, Marine Insurance | Read More

The “Ocean Victory”: clarification for charterers and those insuring their liabilities

The “Ocean Victory”: clarification for charterers and those insuring their liabilities
Gard Marine and Energy Limited (appellant) v China National Chartering Company Limited (respondents) and others [10.05.17] 26 May 2017 Andrew Purssell, Michael Biltoo Supreme Court decides in favour of the ship owner in a landmark case arising from the loss of a Capesize bulk carrier, The “Ocean...
May 30th, 2017 | Claims, Health and Safety, Legal, Maritime Accidents, Safety and Security | Read More

HFW Insurance Bulletin 26 May 2017

HFW Insurance Bulletin 26 May 2017
In this week’s Bulletin: 1. Regulation and legislation EU: Expiry of the Insurance Block Exemption Regulation 2. Court cases and arbitration England & Wales: Gard Marine v China National:...
May 26th, 2017 | Communication, Insurance and Reinsurance, Legal, Marine Insurance | Read More

39th Anniversary of Panama Gremial Movement of Lawyers

39th Anniversary of Panama Gremial Movement of Lawyers
Hernan Delgado delivering his speech Celebration of 39th Anniversary of the Foundation Panama Gremial Movement of Lawyers (MAG) with a great audience, including Panama Supreme Court Judge, Harry Diaz, President of Panama Bar Association and Presidents of Professional Associations in Panama including...
May 25th, 2017 | Associations, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Events, Legal | Read More

ESG investing and section 172 CA 2006: Desperate times call for soft law measures

ESG investing and section 172 CA 2006: Desperate times call for soft law measures
Dr Georgina Tsagas ESG investing and section 172 of the Companies Act 2006: Desperate times call for soft law measures by Dr. Georgina Tsagas, Lecturer in Law, University of Bristol Law School Section 172 CA 2006: Not worth the paper it is written on? Section 172 of the Companies Act 2006 has been...
May 22nd, 2017 | Academia, European Union, Legal, News, Organisations | Read More

HFW Insurance Bulletin 19 May 2017

HFW Insurance Bulletin 19 May 2017
INSURANCE BULLETIN 19 May 2017 In this week’s Bulletin: 1. Court cases and arbitration New Zealand: Annex Developments Limited v IAG New Zealand Limited and Peter J Taylor...
May 19th, 2017 | Communication, Insurance and Reinsurance, Legal, Reports | Read More

LMAA Terms 2017

LMAA Terms 2017
  Insight Introduction of the LMAA 2017 Terms Earlier this year, the LMAA published updated terms and procedures which it announced would come into effect for...
May 16th, 2017 | Arbiitration, Associations, Legal | Read More

Cyber security – the increasing threat to your business, May 2017

Cyber security – the increasing threat to your business, May 2017
Matthew Montgomery, senior associate at HFW HFW Briefing: Cyber security by  Matthew Montgomery At the last count, it was estimated that Friday’s cyber attack impacted upon 200,000 victims in at least 150 countries. The attack used “WannaCry” malware to disable computer systems and present users...
May 15th, 2017 | Bribery and Corruption, Company Profiles, Legal, News, Person Profiles, Safety and Security | Read More

Hill Dickinson welcomes senior associate Pansy Tsang to its Hong Kong office

Hill Dickinson welcomes senior associate Pansy Tsang to its Hong Kong office
Pansy Tsang International commercial law firm Hill Dickinson has appointed senior associate Pansy Tsang to join its Hong Kong office. Joining from Szwina Pang, Edward Li & Co and previously Howse Williams Bowers, Pansy specialises in personal injury and employees’ compensation litigation in both...
May 15th, 2017 | Company Profiles, Legal, Person Profiles | Read More

HFW Briefing: The OCEAN VICTORY – the final word on the safety of Kashima Port

HFW Briefing: The OCEAN VICTORY – the final word on the safety of Kashima Port
Jean Koh, partner at HFW More than 10 years after the grounding and subsequent total loss of the OCEAN VICTORY at Kashima port Japan, the final word on the safety of the port was given by the Supreme Court on 10 May 2017. Affirming the Court of Appeal decision1, the Supreme Court unanimously found that...
May 11th, 2017 | Groundings, Legal, Marine Insurance, Maritime Accidents, News, Safety and Security, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals | Read More

Any port in a storm?

Any port in a storm?
Robert Shearer of Thomas Cooper Any port in a storm? A re-examination of the law concerning safe ports in The Ocean Victory By Robert Shearer The Supreme Court has recently handed down judgment in the long running matter of The Ocean Victory1, which provides a useful summary of the position with regards...
May 10th, 2017 | Chartering, Legal, Ports & Terminals, Safety and Security | Read More

Hill Dickinson appoints John Gittins as non-executive director

International commercial law firm Hill Dickinson has announced the appointment of John Gittins as non-executive director. John joins the firm with a wealth of experience, having previously worked with Electricity North West and United Utilities in non-executive roles, as well as holding concurrent roles...
May 8th, 2017 | Company Profiles, Legal, Person Profiles | Read More

HFW Insurance Bulletin 4 May 2017

HFW Insurance Bulletin 4 May 2017
Holman Fenwick Willan is deeply saddened to announce the death of James Clibbon, an Insurance Partner in the firm’s London office, on 24 April. In this week’s Bulletin: 1. Regulation and legislation UK:...
May 4th, 2017 | Books, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Insurance and Reinsurance, Legal, Reports | Read More

More of the same but better: the new LMAA Terms 2017, April 2017

More of the same but better: the new LMAA Terms 2017, April 2017
Baptiste Weijburg, Senior Associate at HFW LLP The LMAA Terms 2017 (the 2017 Terms) come into force on 1 May 2017. The LMAA committee have taken a light touch approach to adapting the 2012 Terms and the changes highlight the LMAA’s continuing efforts to target efficiency and cost-effectiveness,...
April 28th, 2017 | Arbiitration, Legal | Read More

HFW Insurance Bulletin

HFW Insurance Bulletin
        In this week’s Bulletin: 1. Court cases and arbitration England and Wales: BPE Solicitors v Hughes-Holland: Supreme Court affirms SAAMCO principle 2. Market developments UK:...
April 13th, 2017 | Insurance and Reinsurance, Legal | Read More

Keystone Law has announced the arrival of commercial shipping lawyer Anastasia Papadopoulou from TLT in London.

Keystone Law has announced the arrival of commercial shipping lawyer Anastasia Papadopoulou from TLT in London.
Anastasia Papadopoulou Anastasia advises shipowners and financial institutions on term loan facilities for the acquisition of newbuilding or second-hand ships, on debt finance restructurings, on revolving credit facilities and lease finance transactions. Highly experienced in dealing with a wider range...
April 12th, 2017 | Company Profiles, HR, Legal, People and Places, Person Profiles | Read More

HFW advises ICTSI on Thessaloniki port privatisation

HFW advises ICTSI on Thessaloniki port privatisation
Alex Kyriakoulis International ports and terminals specialist Holman Fenwick Willan (HFW) is advising International Container Terminal Services Inc. (ICTSI) on its bid for a two-thirds stake in Thessaloniki Port Authority S.A. (ThPA) The privatisation tender was originally launched in April 2014 amidst...
April 4th, 2017 | Legal, Mergers and Acquisitions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Venezia Terminal Passeggeri wins the appeal from Adelte

Venezia Terminal Passeggeri wins the appeal from Adelte
Galliano Di Marco VENEZIA TERMINAL PASSEGGERI ACQUITTED IN SBB PASSENGER BRIDGE DESIGN PLAGIARISM LAWSUIT The Court of Appeal in Barcelona entirely rejected the appeal initiated by Adelte (formerly known as TEAM), a Barcelona-based company specialised in the design of passenger gangways, against the...
April 4th, 2017 | Disputes, Legal, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Piraeus Association for Maritime Arbitration (PAMA) New BoD 2017

Piraeus Association for Maritime Arbitration (PAMA) New BoD 2017
The new Governing Body of the Piraeus Association for Maritime Arbitration, elected at the Annual General Meeting,held on March 30th, 2017 is the following: President : Rakintzis Leandros Vice President : Tsavdaridis Antonios Secretary General: Pournara – Vardavilia Jenny Treasurer : Pentheroudakis...
April 4th, 2017 | Arbiitration, Associations, Legal | Read More

Keep close tabs on your newbuildings if you want shipyards to remedy defects

Keep close tabs on your newbuildings if you want shipyards to remedy defects
The panel (l to r): Sea O’ Sullivan, Charles Buss, The Rt. Hon. Mr. Justice Andrew Baker, Dr. Ken Kirby , Brendan Cuffe and Nicola Cox Contractual issues arising from building merchant ships are inevitably “tricky” and give rise to problems requiring solutions. At a seminar organised by the...
March 27th, 2017 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Legal, London Shipping Law Centre, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Technical, Technology | Read More

HFW Briefing – Reforming Australia’s Coastal Shipping Regime

HFW Briefing – Reforming Australia’s Coastal Shipping Regime
Reforming Australia’s Coastal Shipping Regime The Australian Government has today released the Coastal Shipping Reforms Discussion Paper. The Minister’s accompanying message is that the Australian...
March 22nd, 2017 | Legal, Politics and Government | Read More