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Force majeure clauses under English law

January 6 2016 In contract law, force majeure refers to exceptional events which prevent or hinder the performance of an obligation. Generally, these are events…

COVID-19: legal challenges for shipping industry

April 15 2020 The fast spread of COVID-19 worldwide and the actions taken by regulatory bodies have created challenges for the shipping industry in particular given…

Quiet enjoyment letters - benefit to lenders?

June 19 2019 Quiet enjoyment letters are often used where a ship, rig or other unit being financed is subject to a long-term charterparty to govern the…

Major revision of New York Produce Exchange form

November 9 2016 On October 15 2015 the Association of Ship Brokers and Agents, the Baltic and International Maritime Council (BIMCO) and the Singapore Maritime…

Liening cargo - which lien clause applies to the bill of lading?

December 9 2015 In a dry bulk market where a charterer is not paying freight or hire, its counterparty is often left to consider whether it can lien the cargo on…

Summary of the New US Climate Bill

September 22 2022 After months of wrangling and negotiations, US Congress passed the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 (the "IRA") last month. The bill contains…

Credit Information Act: new rules for credit assessments and processing of personal data

September 5 2022 This article provides an overview of key issues in the new Credit Information Act which businesses must be aware of to ensure compliance with the new…

MUR Shipping v RTI: "reasonable endeavours" in the age of sanctions

August 25 2022 If a contract requires payment in a certain currency and, as a result of sanctions, payment cannot be made in that currency, does the obligation to…

Q&A: merger notification and clearance in Norway

July 30 2022 A brief overview of key procedures and practical considerations surrounding merger notification and clearance in Norway, including timetables, documentation and sanctions for noncompliance.

In brief: the key features of merger control legislation in Norway

July 30 2022 A look at the key features of the merger control legislation in Norway, including filing requirements, review thresholds and necessary regulatory approvals.