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Southern District Finds “Separate Entity Rule” No Obstacle to Foreign Arbitration Awards Against Bank Guarantor
  • Montgomery McCracken Walker & Rhoads LLP
  • USA
  • August 31 2016

In Crescendo Maritime Co. v. Bank of Communications Co. Ltd., the District Court for the Southern District of New York considered, among other things

The “BULK Uruguay” - charterers fail to establish anticipatory breach of contract
  • Clyde & Co LLP
  • USA
  • July 28 2014

In the recent case of the "BULK URUGUAY", the Court examined whether anticipatory breach of contract can arise purely on the basis of future

  • Baker & McKenzie
  • USA
  • July 23 2012

Plaintiff seaman, a citizen of the Philippines, sued defendants, a ship’s owneroperator (“World Car”), a charter party (“Nissan”), and a crew company (“MOL”), for, among other claims, maintenance and cure in connection with severe shipboard injuries he sustained aboard the MV Asian Spirit in the Chesapeake Bay near Baltimore

Is a charterparty a contract for carriage of goods by water?
  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Canada, USA
  • November 17 2011

Companhia Siderurgica Paulista (COSIPA), BLG’s client, concluded a Gencon-form voyage charterparty with Fednav (disponent owner of the defendant vessel), for the carriage of steel coils from Brazil to the U.S.A. and Canada

Personal jurisdiction - enforcement of arbitral award - district court dismisses petition to enforce international arbitration award, finding lack of minimum contacts to support jurisdiction
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • USA
  • March 27 2012

Petitioner Greatship (India) Limited ("Greatship") owned two shipping vessels which it chartered to Respondent Marine Logistics Solutions LLC ("Marsol"), an offshore logistics service provider registered in Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Ninth Circuit: English arbitration law does not apply, and dispute not arbitrable under federal law
  • Jorden Burt LLP
  • USA
  • September 19 2011

Titan Maritime appealed a district court’s decision denying its motion to compel arbitration in an action filed by Cape Flattery Limited for gross negligence in the salvage of a vessel owned by Cape Flattery

Claimants in London arbitration obtained ex parte district court order pursuant to 28 U.S.C. 1782 compelling discovery from the U.S. affiliates of the respondent in the arbitration.
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • United Kingdom, USA
  • January 29 2015

Owl Shipping, LLC and Oriole Shipping, LLC (“Petitioners”), the owners of the vessels MV Owl and MV Oriole, entered into time-charter agreements

Serious irregularity in arbitration
  • Cooley LLP
  • USA
  • December 7 2015

In two recent cases, the Commercial Court has looked at the question of serious irregularity under s.68 of the Arbitration Act 1996. In both

Marine, trade and energy - Autumn 2015
  • Hill Dickinson LLP
  • United Kingdom, USA
  • December 4 2015

London International Shipping Week (LISW) 2015 built on the success of previous years, offering a stellar line-up of events with something of

SDNY holds vacatur for manifest disregard requires intentional defiance of the law
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • USA
  • December 10 2015

In NS United Kaiun Kaisha Ltd. v. Cogent Fibre Inc., No. 15 Civ. 1784, 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 91858 (S.D.N.Y. July 14, 2015), the U.S. District Court