Archive for the ‘Legal’ Category

AKD completes rapid auction of containership in Aruba after bank arrest

AKD completes rapid auction of containership in Aruba after bank arrest
Haco van der Houven van Oord ROTTERDAM-based law firm AKD has completed the sale at auction of the container vesselCaribbean Sea in the courts of Aruba following its arrest by Rabobank for outstanding mortgage debts in excess of $28m. The entire arrest and auction process was completed in just 20 days,...
May 12th, 2015 | Arrest of ships, Associations, Claims, Legal, Shipfinance | Read More

An HRAS initiative on trafficked persons and migrants in the Malacca Straits

An HRAS initiative on trafficked persons and migrants in the Malacca Straits
David Hammond London.  12 May 2015. Human Rights at Sea (HRAS) has become aware through direct reporting to the organisation of the emerging issue of trafficked persons and migrants abandoned at sea predominantly comprised of the persecuted Rohingya people in the vicinity of the northern part of the...
May 12th, 2015 | Associations, Bribery and Corruption, Corruption, Health and Safety, HR, Legal, News, Organisations, Safety and Security, UN | Read More

The Moore Stephens latest shipping newsletter

The Moore Stephens latest shipping newsletter
Please find attached the latest issue of Bottom Line, the newsletter from the shipping team at Moore Stephens, which includes articles on tax avoidance, shipping pools, tonnage tax, CGT, and non-doms. Bottom Line Spring 2015
May 6th, 2015 | Accountancy, Legal, Shipmanagement, Taxation | Read More

LMAA publishes Guidelines on Procedures

LMAA publishes Guidelines on Procedures
Ken Mclean In an effort to control the spiraling delays and costs that can occur during the course of an arbitration the London Maritime Arbitrators Association (LMAA) have issued new Guidelines on Procedures which LMAA arbitrators will apply in all but exceptional cases. Key amongst them are requirements:...
May 3rd, 2015 | Arbiitration, Associations, Comment, Legal, Regulatory | Read More

Implementation of new revenue recognition accounting standards set to be delayed

Implementation of new revenue recognition accounting standards set to be delayed
David Chopping Proposals to push back by 12 months the implementation dates for new international accounting standards covering revenue recognition will have implications for many companies, including those in the shipping industry. On 28 April, the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) tentatively...
May 1st, 2015 | Accountancy, Legal, Regulatory | Read More

ITF condemns FWC ruling against Australian rail freight workers

ITF condemns FWC ruling against Australian rail freight workers
30 April 2015 -The ITF has warned the Australian government of an international trade union response to the ruling by the Fair Work Commission that the country’s largest rail freight operator could terminate 12 enterprise bargaining agreements, covering over 6, 000 workers. The ITF executive passed...
April 30th, 2015 | Associations, ITF, Labour Disputes, Legal, Rail | Read More

HFW Insurance Bulletin 30 April 2015

HFW Insurance Bulletin 30 April 2015
Welcome to HFW’s Insurance Bulletin, which is a summary of the key insurance and reinsurance regulatory announcements, market developments, court cases and legislative changes of the week. In this week’s...
April 30th, 2015 | Legal, Press and Media | Read More

New Human Rights and Piracy programme from HRAS

New Human Rights and Piracy programme from HRAS
David Hammond New Human Rights and Piracy programme from HRAS Introduction: Human Rights at Sea (HRAS) is working closely with Dr. Anna Petrig for both the on-going legal research and development of ‘Human Rights and Piracy’ as part of the HRAS series of International Project programmes, and as...
April 29th, 2015 | Associations, Corporate Social Responsibility, Health and Safety, HR, Labour Disputes, Legal | Read More

Dawn of a new era of low-emission shipping – Issue 2

Dawn of a new era of low-emission shipping – Issue 2
            In a series of articles, Beth Bradley and Chris Moxon examine the legal issues arising from the modern drive for environmentally aware shipping, following the entry into force on 1 January 2015 of the requirement for 0.1% sulphur in fuel oil within designated...
April 28th, 2015 | Emissions, Environment, Legal | Read More

HFW Shipping Bulletin – April 2015

HFW Shipping Bulletin – April 2015
Welcome to the April edition of our Shipping Bulletin.  In this edition we cover four cases. Two of the cases are widely considered to return English law back to a more traditional position, one that...
April 27th, 2015 | Legal, Press and Media, Reports | Read More

Clyde & Co Shipping Newsletter – April 2015

Clyde & Co Shipping Newsletter – April 2015
To access the PDF version of the newsletter, please click here. Written by legal experts, Clyde & Co’s Shipping Newsletter is a regular publication which reports on recent legal developments and issues of general interest to the marine sector. In this issue: THE “ADVENTURE”...
April 23rd, 2015 | Legal, Marine Insurance, Reports | Read More

The HFW Insurance Bulletin 23 April 2015

The HFW Insurance Bulletin 23 April 2015
Welcome to HFW’s Insurance Bulletin, which is a summary of the key insurance and reinsurance regulatory announcements, market developments, court cases and legislative changes of the week. In this week’s...
April 23rd, 2015 | Associations, HR, Legal, Reports | Read More

Ince & Co announces new partners

Ince & Co announces new partners
Wednesday 22 April – International law firm Ince & Co announced today the promotion of three lawyers to its partnership with effect from 1 May 2015. These promotions are supplemented by the lateral hire of a new partner who joined the Firm’s London office in March. The newly promoted partners...
April 22nd, 2015 | Company Profiles, HR, Legal, Person Profiles | Read More

Merchant Shipping Industry Repeats Call for Urgent and Immediate Collective Action by EU Member States

Merchant Shipping Industry Repeats Call for Urgent and Immediate Collective Action by EU Member States
Patrick Verhoeven Following the meeting of EU Foreign and Interior Ministers in Luxembourg yesterday (20 April) the European and global shipping industries have welcomed the increased attention that all EU Member States are giving to the humanitarian crisis in the Mediterranean. This includes the ‘10...
April 21st, 2015 | Associations, Breaking News, European Union, ILO, IMO, International Chamber of Shipping, Legal, Maritime Fraud, Organisations, Politics and Government | Read More

2015 Q1 IMB Piracy Report

2015 Q1 IMB Piracy Report
Captain P. Mukundan One coastal tanker hijacked every two weeks in South East Asia London and Kuala Lumpur, 21 April 2015 – A small coastal tanker is hijacked by pirates in South East Asia every two weeks on average, a report from the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) International Maritime Bureau...
April 21st, 2015 | Associations, Bribery and Corruption, Corruption, Legal, Maritime Fraud, Organisations, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Ports & Terminals, Reports, Safety and Security, Sanctions, Seizures, Statistics, Trade and Commerce | Read More

PAMA’s new BOD

PAMA’s new BOD
l to r: Tsavdarides Antony, Pournara Jenny, Georgakopoulos Char., Rakintzis Leandros, Pentheroudakis Nick, Hatzis Gregory The new Governing Body of  PAMA – the Piraeus Association for Maritime Arbitration, elected on the Annual General Board Meeting, consists of : President :                                       ...
April 21st, 2015 | Associations, Legal, News, People and Places | Read More

Clyde & Co legal update: US Sanctions and foreign insurers – The JCPOA effect

Clyde & Co legal update: US Sanctions and foreign insurers – The JCPOA effect
The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, announced on April 2, 2015, is expected to substantially ease U.S. sanctions that apply to both U.S. and non-U.S. insurers. The JCPOA will be the final product of the lengthy negotiations between Iran and the “P5+1” (the U.S., U.K., Germany, France,...
April 16th, 2015 | Associations, Legal, Military, Organisations, Piracy and Terrorism, Safety and Security, Sanctions | Read More

HFW Insurance Bulletin – April 2015

HFW Insurance Bulletin – April 2015
Welcome to HFW’s Insurance Bulletin, which is a summary of the key insurance and reinsurance regulatory announcements, market developments, court cases and legislative changes of the week. In this week’s...
April 16th, 2015 | Insurance and Reinsurance, Legal, Reports | Read More

IMOs ​​Legal Committee begins 102nd session

IMOs ​​Legal Committee begins 102nd session
From the opening procedure 14/04/2015 IMO Secretary-General Sekimizu has opened the Legal Committee, 102nd session (14-16 April), which is being chaired by Mr. Kofi Mbiah (Ghana). Items on the agenda include: facilitation of the entry into force and harmonized interpretation of the HNS Protocol, 2010;...
April 14th, 2015 | IMO, Legal, Organisations | Read More

HFW Briefing: Throwing the keys back

HFW Briefing: Throwing the keys back
Throwing the keys back Time charter redelivery notices are vital for shipowners in planning future employment for their vessels. It is therefore essential that there are clear and simple rules in this...
April 10th, 2015 | Associations, Chartering, Disputes, Legal | Read More

Moore Stephens / Chantrey Vellacott merger creates a perfect partnership

Moore Stephens / Chantrey Vellacott merger creates a perfect partnership
Simon Gallagher Mid-tier accountancy firm Chantrey Vellacott DFK LLP is to merge with Moore Stephens LLP. The firms, which together have been providing services for over 330 years, will use the Moore Stephens name and brand. The combined partnership will become members of the Moore Stephens International...
April 10th, 2015 | Accountancy, Legal, News, People and Places, Person Profiles, Shipmanagement | Read More

Get in on the Debate! Register Now!

Get in on the Debate! Register Now!
 An event NOT to be missed! When: May 1st, 2015 Mock Arbitration: 2:00pm – 5:00pm Add to Calendar Attire: Business Attire Where: Scandinavia House 58 Park Ave New York, NY 10016 Driving Directions Attorneys planning to attend for CLE credit should note the following:The...
April 8th, 2015 | Alternative Dispute Resolution, Arbiitration, Associations, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, HR, Legal | Read More

Bad Faith round-up…

Bad Faith round-up…
Michael Thompson, Ann Waite and Joseph Grasso. Bad Faith round-up: law firm Wiggin and Dana offers advice to insurers seeking to avoid bad news from US courts By James Brewer London underwriters have been warned that coverage dispute lawsuits in the United States could bring heavy financial consequences...
April 7th, 2015 | Associations, Bribery and Corruption, Claims, Corruption, Disputes, Insight, Insurance and Reinsurance, IUA, Legal, Marine Insurance, Maritime Fraud, News, Seizures | Read More

On Sanctions…

On Sanctions…
Nadia A. Zormpa Marine Insurance threatened by Sanctions? Nandia A. Zormpa* writes: Sanctions.  A phenomenon that until recently seemed to have only political aspects. The great impact of sanctions is not only illustrated on financial results for the sanctioned countries but it expands in shipping industry ...
April 7th, 2015 | Associations, Claims, Comment, Corruption, Disputes, Finance, Legal, Maritime Fraud, P and I Clubs, People and Places, Safety and Security, Sanctions, Seizures, Shipfinance | Read More

HFW Insurance Bulletin 7 April 2015

HFW Insurance Bulletin 7 April 2015
Welcome to HFW’s Insurance Bulletin, which is a summary of the key insurance and reinsurance regulatory announcements, market developments, court cases and legislative changes of the week. In this week’s...
April 7th, 2015 | Associations, Insurance and Reinsurance, Legal, Marine Insurance | Read More