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A recent Commercial Court decision considered the position when a contract provides for the law of one jurisdiction to be applicable, but for the arbitration to take place outside that jurisdiction.
The facts of the underlying dispute in Compania Sud Americana de Vapores A v Hin-Pro International Logistics are less interesting than the Court’s findings...
December 2014 saw the first three convictions in the Sustainable Growth Group case, involving the fraudulent selling and promotion of investment products based on green biofuel.
Who pays the Suez Canal fees? download
HBC Hamburg Bulk Carriers v Huyton was an appeal from an arbitration award on a point of construction in relation to the wording of an addendum to a charterparty.
The Nairobi Convention will come into force in April. It provides a strict liability regime for the removal of hazardous wrecks in Exclusive Economic Zones.
Lorand Shipping Ltd v Davof Trading (Africa) BV (Ocean Glory) is a rare example of a successful challenge to an arbitration award on the ground of serious irregularity under Section 68 of the Arbitration Act 1996.
If a vessel’s hull is fouled during a charter and there is no opportunity to clean it before delivery under the follow-on charter to the same charterer, is the owner liable for the underperformance during the second charter?
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This article explores the concept of a ‘ship’ under various international maritime conventions and the possibility of treating the floating turbine unit as a ‘ship’ for the purposes of obtaining a ship mortgage.
Martin Sandgren discusses the concerns around government intervention in wind projects and discusses the long-term concerns raised in the recent open letter to the Royal Institute of Town Planning.
Last June Brent Crude oil was trading at around $115 per barrel, with average prices having remained in triple digits for most of the preceding three years. However, the past six months have seen a dramatic slump.
The recent judgment in the Longchamp case has overturned accepted industry thinking in how bunkers and crew wages are dealt with in a hijacking.
Much will no doubt be written about the main provisions of the new Counter Terrorism and Security Bill.
Last year, the P5+1 reached an agreement with Iran to suspend certain EU and US sanctions against Iran in return for a curb on Iran’s nuclear programme.
The Court of Appeal has reached its conclusions in Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Co (Europe) Ltd & Anor v The Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime.
Mr Justice Jay’s judgment in Milton Furniture Ltd v Brit Insurance Ltd is a ringing reminder of the importance of an insured’s compliance with policy provisions relating to security.
Two recent cases have dealt with the obligation on (re)insurers to act in a business-like manner or to take business-like steps in the course of their claims handling or settlement.’...
The UK Financial Conduct Authority has turned its glare on brokers and perceives a potential conflict of interest among those who use ‘integrated models’ as a means to boost income.
Eurokey Recycling Ltd v Giles Insurance Brokers Ltd has provided helpful guidelines regarding the duties of an insurance broker in relation to the placement of business interruption insurance.
Post-Mitchell, there followed a number of first instance cases in which judges applied the Mitchell guidance to applications for relief from sanctions.
In Wellesley Partners LLP v Withers the defendant solicitors were found to be liable for damages in excess of £1.6m arising out of the unauthorised amendment of one very brief clause in an LLP agreement.