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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Court of Appeal has confirmed the meaning of the expression “in-transit loss” in a voyage charter party in the Trafigura Beheer case.
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...