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Is your standard form contract enforceable? New unfair contracts regime for small business to take effect 12 November 2016

Australia - October 31 2016 The new unfair contracts regime, implemented through the Treasury Legislation Amendment (Small Business & Unfair Contract Terms) Act 2015 (the Act)…

Nic van der Reyden.

Arrest of the Sam Hawk: vessel arrest based on a US law maritime lien in a bunker trader’s contract terms upheld in Australia, October 2015

Australia - October 1 2015 In a recent decision of the Federal Court of Australia (FCA), a bunker trader successfully relied on a term in their sale contract that provided…

Hazel Brewer, Simon Gamboni, Gavin Vallely.

Coastal trading update, October 2015

Australia - October 14 2015 Our previous briefings on the Coastal Trading (Revitalising Australian Shipping) Act 2012 (the Coastal Trading Act) set out in detail the proposed…

Hazel Brewer, Nic van der Reyden, Gavin Vallely.

Vessels now exposed to 24 month bans from Australian ports: new guidelines published in Marine Notice 03/2015, February 2015

Australia - February 13 2015 In August 2014, the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) for the first time exercised its powers under the Navigation Act 2012 to prohibit a…

Nic van der Reyden.

Arrest of the SAM HAWK: reversed on appeal and Australian position on maritime liens falls back into line with English and Singaporean law, October 2016

Canada, USA - October 11 2016 Five judges sitting as the Full Court of the Federal Court of Appeal have unanimously rejected a bunker supplier's asserted right to arrest the SAM…

Hazel Brewer, Evangeline Yeo.