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Rajah & Tann Asia | Singapore, United Kingdom | 12 Jan 2022

Maritime Piracy and the Entitlement to Contributions for Ransoms Paid

Are shipowners entitled to recover part of the ransom paid to pirates as general average contribution from the holders of the bill of lading? That…
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Helmsman LLC | Singapore | 16 Nov 2021

Court of Appeal rules on effect of bills of lading in landmark case

The Court of Appeal recently issued a landmark judgment concerning bills of lading, holding that the relevant bills of lading did not have contractual force or effect as a contract of carriage or a document of title. This judgment is remarkable in several respects, not only as regards bills of lading issued in respect of bunker cargoes loaded on board bunker barges for delivery to ocean-going......
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WSCO Advokatpartnerselskab | Denmark | 3 Nov 2021

Court rules that jurisdiction agreement in bill of lading cannot be set aside due to "international character" of dispute

The Supreme Court of Denmark recently determined whether legal proceedings against a Danish shipping company, which had contracted to carry containers from China to Copenhagen, could proceed in Denmark irrespective of the fact that the claimant and the shipping company had agreed that the dispute should be heard exclusively in the United Kingdom.
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Lexology PRO | Australia, Canada, China, etc. | 4 Oct 2021

In-house interview: How blockchain could facilitate the advent of electronic bills of lading

Errol Bong, head of compliance & legal counsel at Noble Group, explains that blockchain presents an opportunity to fix some of the risks and toils of using paper bills of lading to prove ownership in international trade.
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Lexology PRO | Asia-Pacific, European Union, Global, etc. | 27 Sep 2021

Commodities trading: how blockchain can help manage key risks

Errol Bong, head of compliance & legal counsel at Noble Group, discusses how blockchain can solve some of the key risks associated with commodities trading, such as safeguarding bills of lading, and controlling fraud exposure.Noble Group is a commodities trading platform headquartered in Hong Kong.Interview conducted by Samantha Gilbert, Senior Content Editor for Lexology PRO.
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Watson Farley & Williams | United Kingdom | 15 Jul 2021

Maritime Disputes Newsletter - July 2021

"…bills of lading very often contain a provision that freight is payable as per a charterparty. That may direct payment to a charterer. In such a case…
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Hill Dickinson LLP | United Kingdom | 16 Mar 2021

“TAI PRIZE” - Bills of lading and ‘apparent good order and condition’ - apparent to whom?

In the previous edition of Trade Advantage (August 2020), we reported on the High Court decision. The Court of Appeal has recently issued their…
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Hill Dickinson LLP | European Union, United Kingdom | 5 Mar 2021

Trade Advantage March 2021

UK sanctions mirror EU sanctions broadly but the regimes are not identical. There are differences in substance, interpretation and with respect…
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RPC | United Kingdom | 2 Mar 2021

False statements in a bill of lading and the indemnities to a master

This Article discusses the recent decision of the English Court of Appeal in the case of “TAI PRIZE” [2021] EWCA Civ 87 on the industry practice of…
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Hill Dickinson LLP | United Kingdom | 29 Jan 2021

Lavender Shipmanagement Inc -v- Ibrahima Sory Affretement Trading S.A and others [2020] EWHC 3462 (Comm)

The court considered an application to set aside an award regarding the Tribunal’s jurisdiction and its ruling on a time bar issue. Background facts…
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