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When multiple parties seek the attachment of the same cargo via both federal and state courts, the first to serve proper papers wins
  • Montgomery McCracken Walker & Rhoads LLP
  • USA
  • September 7 2016

In Stemcor USA Inc v America Metals Trading LLP, the District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana recently considered the attachment of 9,000

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

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

Confirmation of arbitral awards. Manifest disregard of law. District court confirms $11.6 million international arbitral award
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • USA
  • September 24 2015

NS United Kaiun Kaisha, Ltd. (“NSU”), headquartered in Japan, provides international maritime transportation services for raw materials. Cogent Fibre

Vacating an Arbitration Award: An Uphill Battle
  • Montgomery McCracken Walker & Rhoads LLP
  • USA
  • February 29 2016

In Zurich Am. Ins. Co. v. Team Tankers A.S., No. 14-4036-CV, 2016 WL 336078 (2d Cir. Jan. 28, 2016), the Second Circuit Court of Appeal recently

Court confirms arbitration award in chemical transport dispute finding no manifest disregard of the law
  • Carlton Fields
  • USA
  • June 16 2016

ICC Chemical Corporation sued Nordic Tankers Trading AS concerning a cancelled charter agreement. Per the agreement, Nordic was scheduled to have

Arbitrator with serious medical condition alone is not a ground for vacating an award
  • Montgomery McCracken Walker & Rhoads LLP
  • USA
  • January 26 2015

In Zurich American Ins. Co. v. Team Tankers A.S., petitioner Vinmar International Limited argued, among other things, that the failure of an

Single notice of arbitration given under ten bills of lading held to commence ten separate arbitrations rather than a single consolidated arbitration
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • USA
  • December 3 2010

Easybiz Investments v Sinograin Chinatex 2010 EWHC 2656 related to arbitration proceedings commenced in relation to ten bills of lading

Supreme Court holds that class arbitration cannot be imposed on a party whose arbitration agreement is silent on the issue
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • May 18 2010

The Supreme Court recently held that shipping companies could not be compelled to participate in class arbitration of their customers' price fixing claims when the parties had not agreed to class arbitration