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Federal court avoids arbitration in shipping case
  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • USA
  • September 7 2012

Many parties insert arbitration clauses mandating arbitration in the event of a dispute in commercial agreements

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

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

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

Court confirms award over arguments of “manifest disregard,” “evident partiality,” and “corruption”
  • Carlton Fields
  • USA
  • November 25 2014

A transported liquid chemical had been found degraded after shipping from Texas to South Korea. The chemical company contended that the shipper was

Insured adequately stated bad-faith claim by alleging insurer did not investigate insured’s first-party claim Before demanding arbitration
  • Gordon & Rees LLP
  • USA
  • July 11 2014

In its June 27 opinion in Maslo v. Ameriprise Auto & Home Insurance, the California Court of Appeal for the Second Appellate District held an insured

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

  • 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

The “Bulk Uruguay”: no anticipatory breach where future performance is contingent on a third party’s conduct
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • USA
  • April 15 2014

In Geden Operations v Dry Bulk Handy Holding Inc (The "Bulk Uruguay") 2014 EWCA 885, the Commercial Court, in rejecting an appeal under s.69

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