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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

HFW Insurance Bulletin 17 March 2017

HFW Insurance Bulletin 17 March 2017
  INSURANCE BULLETIN 17 March 2017 In this week’s Bulletin: 1. Regulation and legislation UK: What should the role of government be in managing cyber risks? 2. Court...
March 17th, 2017 | Insurance and Reinsurance, Legal | Read More

BREXIT: The Legal “Shock”

BREXIT: The Legal “Shock”
George Dimaras* THE INFLUENCE ON CITIZENS AND BUSINESSES, BREXIT ALTERNATIVES AND CORRESPONDING LEGAL CONSEQUENCES The British vote to leave the EU in the referendum of summer 2016 was a shock to all European countries. This result shock was not particularly expected so it created an unexpected situation...
March 13th, 2017 | Company Profiles, Legal, Markets, Person Profiles, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Washington Supreme Court holds Punitive Damages available for General Unseaworthiness Claim

Washington Supreme Court holds Punitive Damages available for General Unseaworthiness Claim
On March 9, 2017, the Supreme Court of the State of Washington held that punitive damages are available to plaintiffs under a general maritime unseaworthiness claim. See Tabingo v. Am. Triumph LLC, No. 92913-1, 2017 Wash. Lexis 328 (Mar. 9, 2017).  In Tabingo, Plaintiff Allan Tabingo, brought a Jones...
March 13th, 2017 | Legal | Read More

Challenge against Stern fails in Greek shipyard case

Challenge against Stern fails in Greek shipyard case
Costas Frangeskides, Partner,Holman Fenwick Willan LLP Challenge against Stern fails in Greek shipyard case UPDATED. Lebanese brothers bringing an ICSID claim against Greece have failed to unseat the state’s appointee to the tribunal, prolific French arbitrator Brigitte Stern, on the basis that her...
March 10th, 2017 | Arbiitration, Claims, Disputes, Legal, Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More

HFW Insurance Bulletin 10 March 2017

HFW Insurance Bulletin 10 March 2017
INSURANCE BULLETIN 10 March 2017 In this week’s Bulletin: 1. Regulation and legislation UK: The Insurance Distribution Directive – first draft UK legislation and...
March 10th, 2017 | Insurance and Reinsurance, Legal | Read More

Maritime Arbitration: Russia, Singapore, Dubai, India or Hong Kong? Take your pick

Maritime Arbitration: Russia, Singapore, Dubai, India or Hong Kong? Take your pick
A very lively panel; on a l to r: Dr Roman Khodykin – Berwin Leighton Paisner, Christopher Style QC – LCIA Board member, The Hon. Sir Bernard Eder (chairman), Sherina Petit – Norton Rose Fulbright and Colin Wright – St Philips Stone Russia, Singapore, Dubai, India or Hong Kong?...
March 7th, 2017 | Arbiitration, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Legal, London Shipping Law Centre | Read More

HFW successfully upholds in Court of Appeal important first instance judgment of Males J on inducement

HFW successfully upholds in Court of Appeal important first instance judgment of Males J on inducement
Costas Frangeskides AXA Versicherung AG (successor to Albingia) v Arab Insurance Group (B.S.C.) HFW represented Arig in the appeal of a 7 July 2015 High Court judgment of Mr Justice Males, in which AXA, as successor in title to German reinsurer, Albingia, was unsuccessful in its attempts to avoid two...
March 2nd, 2017 | Insurance and Reinsurance, Legal, Marine Insurance, News | Read More

The BDI@878 loses steam yet again; geopolitics though are on the brink for WWIII

The BDI@878 loses steam yet again; geopolitics though are on the brink for WWIII
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained just three points and now reads 878 points “thanks” to the volatile Capers … Geopolitics are to spill over given some nations unprecedented demands and the fault rests with all six superpowers that look for their vested business interests rather than...
February 27th, 2017 | Comment, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Disputes, Legal, London Shipping Law Centre, Markets, News, P and I Clubs, Reports, Safety and Security, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Shipping Indices | Read More