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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...
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.
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.
Shipping E-Brief — more pitfalls for owners looking to terminate for unpaid hire; Hong Kong ship arrest; and more download
The Shipping E-Brief is a quarterly publication providing you with key information on legal decisions and developments in shipping and related business areas.
Scrapping and recycling: Basel or Hong Kong? Which applies, why is it important and what issues do you need to be aware of? download
The legal matrix applicable to the scrapping and recycling of drilling units and vessels has never been more significant.
On 1 August 2014, the ‘Provisional Measures on the Collection of Tax on Non-Resident Taxpayers Engaged in International Transportation Business’ came into force.
This article provides a brief note on the matter and the issues involved and provides some preliminary comments from a risk management perspective.
Vessel arrest in Hong Kong — a means to enforce a maritime arbitration award via the backdoor? download
In a potentially very significant judgment last month, the Hong Kong High Court upheld the arrest of a vessel despite the plaintiff already having obtained an arbitration award.
Mr Justice Field, sitting in the Commercial Court, has had to consider the meaning of the phrase ‘proper and business-like’.
Berth damage — Terminal Contenitori Porto di Genova SpA v China Shipping Container Lines Ltd download
Instances of vessels making contact with and damaging a berth are fairly common. Disputed claims on liability are much rarer.
Iran Sanctions Update — July 2014 download
At the end of November 2013, 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.
Shanghai: Chinese Supreme Court strengthens interpretation on respecting the independence of refund guarantees download
The Chinese Supreme Court in November 2013 circulated a draft judicial interpretation dealing with cases in relation to independent guarantees.
The Provisions on the Administration of Foreign Exchange for Cross-Border Security replace 12 existing regulations providing for cross-border security.
The recent case of Astipalaia v Hanjin Shenzhen  EWHC 120 (Admlty) has revisited the existing case law on assessment of damages following a collision.
In this update, Ince & Co sets out the latest developments regarding the EU sanctions against Iran.
In this update, Walker Morris sets out the latest developments regarding the EU sanctions against Iran.
On 12 January 2014, the ban on the export of unprocessed mineral ores came into effect in Indonesia.
This paper by Harry Hirst, partner and master mariner at Ince & Co Hong Kong, examines the case against Captain Kulemesin on the narrow channel.
Over recent weeks, the P5 1 have been engaged in discussions with Iran with the aim of reaching an agreement over Iran’s nuclear programme.