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The International Maritime Organisation (IMO) has produced a draft Polar Code to cover all aspects of shipping in the Arctic and Antarctic areas.
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.
Bill of lading ‘law and arbitration’ clause incorporates charterparty court jurisdiction provision download
This dispute concerns a claim for cargo damage of around $1m under a bill of lading on the Congenbill 1994 standard form.
A recent decision from the Commercial Court provides useful guidance on the construction of clause 8 of the popular GAFTA 49 form.
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.
Restrictive covenants: East England Schools CIC (Trading as 4 MYSCHOOLS) v Palmer and Another, High Court download
It is established law that to be enforceable restrictive covenants of this nature can be no wider than is necessary to protect the employer’s legitimate business interests.
In AB v A Chief Constable, High Court [QBD]  IRLR 700, the High Court considered whether an employer is under a duty to supply a reference.
Employment Law Update, autumn 2014: legislative changes — flexible working; mandatory early conciliation; and more download
This Employment Law Update outlines the latest legislative changes. These follow the trend of recent years to extend family-friendly rights and employee protection.
The Supreme Court has held that a female equity partner in an LLP fell within the definition of ‘worker’ under section 230(3)(b) of the Employment Rights Act 1996.
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.
The Court of Appeal has ruled in underwriters’ favour regarding the use of a fraudulent device by an assured in connection with the presentation of an insurance claim.
The English courts can have a critical role to play in support of foreign proceedings. The ability to obtain interim relief is an important strategic tool, which can be decisive.
Financial obligations under contract and repudiatory breach: in what circumstances do grounds for termination arise? download
It is only a repudiatory breach that entitles that innocent party (if he elects to do so) to treat himself as discharged from further liability under the contract.
When an event occurs that significantly affects the performance of a contract but is beyond the control of the parties, how is the risk allocated between the parties?
The recent case of Michael Hirtenstein and Il Sole Ltd v Hill Dickinson LLP has shed some doubt on the Union Power decision.
Mexico energy reforms download
Mexico’s oil production has been in decline for the last nine years. All this could be about to change, though, as a result of new energy reforms currently being implemented.
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.
The UK is required to implement Directive 2013/30/EU on the safety of offshore oil and gas operations by 19 July 2015.
Bribery: case update download
The international fight against bribery and corruption has received further support from the UK courts this summer.