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The reasons given for contract terminations are many and varied, but in each case the fundamental motivation is generally the same.
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.
New arbitration rules for China download
Including special provisions for the Hong Kong arbitration centre.
The Singapore International Commercial Court (SICC) was launched as a division of the High Court of Singapore to hear and try high-value, complex, cross-border commercial cases.
An owner should terminate the charter in circumstances where it can show the defaults are sufficiently serious to deprive it of the benefit of the charter.
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.
Biggest changes to British commercial insurance law for at least 100 years.
Where cargo is loaded into a carrier’s containers that are subsequently loaded onto the vessel it is unrealistic to treat this as anything other than a single loading process.
When a contract does not reflect the intention of the parties equitable relief can be sought from the court for the contract to be rectified. It is rarely granted, but in this case it was.
A useful reminder of the principles applied to calculate damages under English law.
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.
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.
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.
In Ageas (UK) Limited v Kwik-Fit (GB) Limited and AIG Europe Ltd, the High Court examined the legal authorities on measuring loss for breach of a warranty in a share and purchase agreement.
Court of Appeal considers whether dishonouring LC bank has title to sue under indorsed bill of lading download
The Court of Appeal has given judgment in a case that has implications for all traders who rely on letters of credit for payment security in their sale and purchase transactions.
A recent decision from the Commercial Court provides useful guidance on the construction of clause 8 of the popular GAFTA 49 form.
The case of Swallowfalls v Monaco Yachting concerned the construction of a yacht that was to be paid for by instalments upon the achievement of particular construction milestones.