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In The Astra, Mr Justice Popplewell has concluded that payment of hire by the charterers was not a condition of the charterparty.
The High Court has ruled on the importance of compliance with formal notice provisions in a contract when serving termination notices.
Contracts are often amended prior to or during performance. If they contain a liquidated damages clause, it should not be overlooked.
The case between two Swiss companies for the sale and purchase of oil products ends after seller fails to file defence.
From 6 April 2015, capital gains tax will be extended to non-UK residents selling UK residential property.
The offshore wind industry has taken inspiration from the more mature offshore oil and gas industry.
This article gives an overview of the various sanctions imposed on Russia/Crimea over the last 12 months that are likely to impact the energy industry and projects involving these regions.
A carrier, whose containers had been detained for a long time and seemed to be unlikely to be returned, was found not to have the right to daily liquidated damages for an open-ended period.
The orthodox view is that damages are limited to losses suffered during the overrun period only. Similar issues were explored in a recent judgment from the Commercial Court in the Great Creation.
Advisers need appreciation of the underlying issues to best advise clients faced with often difficult decisions.
Obligation on the seller to obtain export licences and the standard-form GAFTA prohibition clause download
Public Company Rise v. Nibulon S.A.  EWHC 684 (Comm) was an appeal from a GAFTA Appeal Board that concerned the relationship between the obligation on the seller to obtain export licences and the standard-form GAFTA prohibition clause.
An English court has upheld an anti-suit injunction preventing a party from pursuing direct rights of action against a P&I Club in Turkey.
Commercial court judge has declined to follow Flaux J’s decision in The Astra over payment of hire.
In this case the vessel owners failed to provide the charterers with all documents in support of their demurrage claim within the 90-day time period.
This update gives an overview of the various sanctions that have been implemented by the EU authorities over the last 12 months following the events that took place in Ukraine during 2014.
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.
A new weapon in the government’s armoury in the international fight against corruption in the oil and gas industry was unveiled last month.
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.