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Release of Cargo without Production of the Original Bill of Lading in Brazil - a Successful Defence

Brazil, China - May 9 2019 Under the Chinese Maritime Code, a carrier is strictly obliged to deliver cargo against the production of the original Bill of Lading, and it is…

Ik Wei Chong.

Change - Is it always a good thing?

China, United Kingdom - January 20 2017 In August 2016 the Insurance Act 2015 came into force in the UK. The new Act represented the greatest change to insurance contract law in the UK in…

Ik Wei Chong.

PRC Civil Code Amends the Rule on Change of Circumstances

China - August 5 2020 The Civil Code of the People's Republic of China (《中华人民共和国民法典》, hereinafter referred to as the "PRC Civil Code"), which took five years to compile…

Ik Wei Chong.

Arrest of the “Henna”: commercial dispute and consumer protection

China - January 20 2014 The "Henna", a luxury cruise ship carrying 1,659 passengers and a crew of 650 on board on a voyage between China and Korea, was scheduled to sail at…

Andrew Rourke, Ik Wei Chong.

Protection of subrogation rights - the Chinese Insurance Law Interpretation IV, September 2018

China - December 5 2018 China adopts a civil law system and there is no concept of binding case precedent. Judicial Interpretations, in particular those made by the Chinese…

Ik Wei Chong.