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Ship finance without a ship? Addressing the risks of newbuild financing

Global - June 30 2022 “It is good that I make you build, of this ship which shall sail on the sea, the hull, the decks and the mast, and then on a sunny day, like on a…

Court of Appeal overturns judgement on acceptable security in collision matter

United Kingdom - June 16 2022 The Court of Appeal (“CA”) has overturned the decision of Justice Teare that security tendered under the Admiralty Solicitor Group form ASG 2…

EU sixth package of sanctions against Russia

Russia, Ukraine - June 13 2022 On June 3, 2022, the European Union Council adopted a sixth package of sanctions against Russia, which will phase-out the import of Russian oil and…

Solving the ‘possession’ problem - Law Commission publishes draft legislation for the legal recognition of electronic trade documents

United Kingdom - March 30 2022 In our October 2021 blog “Possession as we (don’t) know it!”, we discussed the existing position under English law in respect of electronic trade…

COVID related off-hire decisions from the LMAA

United Kingdom - February 22 2022 The COVID pandemic has impacted nearly every aspect of global commerce, and the shipping industry is no exception having experienced severe…

To what are “subjects” subject?

United Kingdom - February 8 2022 In DHL Project & Chartering Ltd v. Gemini Ocean Shipping Co Ltd [2022] EWHC 181 (Comm), DHL (“Charterers”) succeeded in an application against Gemini…

Expecting the unexpected - BIMCO releases force majeure clause

USA - February 4 2022 In light of the unprecedented challenges faced by the shipping industry in recent years, BIMCO has recently released its long-awaited model force…

EEXI and CII - shipping’s next environmental challenge

Global - December 9 2021 There cannot be many people left in the shipping sector unaware that the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) has set a target of…

Exemption clauses subject to contractual interpretation

United Kingdom - October 19 2021 Exemption clauses, including those purporting to exclude or limit liability for deliberate and repudiatory breaches, are to be construed by reference…

Possession as we (don’t) know it!

United Kingdom - October 14 2021 Possession and tangibility are closely related concepts long established under English law. Yet a change to these concepts is around the corner. The…