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New interpretation of insurance code download
The PRC Supreme Court has recently issued the Second Judicial Interpretation of the PRC Insurance Code, which came into force on 8 June 2013.
In a recent charterparty dispute, it has again refused to entertain an application challenging the Commercial Court judge’s refusal of permission to appeal.
The decision in Versloot Dredging BV v. HDI Gerling and others (The DC Merwestone) is of considerable significance to marine insurers and non-marine insurers alike.
On 25 June 2013, the French tax authority published an official notice to confirm that VAT must be applied to yacht charters commencing in French waters.
This article highlights some of the more significant changes brought about by the relevant amendments to the German Commercial Code.
The relevant charterparty wording did not allow for NORs to be validly served by email.
Could owners be liable for conversion by retaining bunkers on board the vessel after withdrawal? download
The Federal Court of Australia recently considered whether head owners could be liable to disponent owners for conversion or detinue as a result of retaining bunkers on board the vessel after lawful withdrawal from the head charter.
This Commercial Court decision is of practical importance because there appears to be no previous authority on one of the principal points considered.
This briefing focuses on Metall Market OOO v Vitorio Shipping Company Limited (Lehmann Timber)  EWCA Civ 650.
Ince recently represented cargo interests in English High Court proceedings in which ship owners sought to constitute a tonnage limitation fund.
Mr Justice Teare recently handed down his decision in Bank of Scotland Plc v The Owners of the M/V Union Gold.
A Court of Appeal judgment illustrates the difficulty faced by an innocent party in deciding whether and when its counterparty’s breach becomes sufficiently serious as to entitle it to terminate the contract and claim damages.
Enforceability of English arbitration agreements and a cautionary tale on safe registration in China
Decision in the case Beijing Jianlong Heavy Industry Group v Golden Ocean Group Ltd and others  EWHC 1063 (Comm).
Fortune Plum: Commercial Court confirms owners’ affirmation of charterparty does not prevent later acceptance of continuing renunciatory breach
Case highlights the difficulties faced by a ship owner in deciding whether his charterer has evinced an intention not to perform the charterparty.
At the 65th session of the MEPC, one of the items on the agenda was the revised MARPOL Annex V, which came into force on 1 January this year.
Traditionally, English law does not recognise a general duty of good faith applicable to contracts (with certain limited exceptions, such as insurance contracts).
A recent judgment highlights the importance of obtaining any indemnities/guarantees on a back-to-back basis throughout the charterparty chain.
The Maritime Labour Convention (MLC) will enter into force internationally on 20 August 2013.
Ince & Co has published the April 2013 edition of its International Trade and Commodities Legal Update.
The Astra: single hire default entitles owners to withdraw and claim loss of profit for remaining charter period
A Commercial Court judge has decided that a failure to pay hire under an NYPE charterparty amounts to a breach of condition, entitling a ship-owner to terminate and seek damages.