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Russia And Crimea Sanctions – Where Are We At The Start Of 2015?
2014 was a busy year for EU sanctions. In this update, we give an overview of the various sanctions that have been implemented by the EU authorities over the last 12 months.
European Union
16 Feb 2015
Court Of Appeal Considers Whether Dishonouring LC Bank Has Title To Sue Under Indorsed Bill Of Lading
In our November 2013 Legal Update, we reported on the first instance decision in the Erin Schulte, which subsequently went to appeal.
13 Nov 2014
Commercial Court Rules On Buyers’ Rights To Extensions Of Time Under GAFTA 49
This recent decision from the Commercial Court provides useful guidance on the construction of Clause 8 of the popular GAFTA 49 form; in particular, on the nature and scope of a buyer’s right to extend the delivery period under that clause.
7 Nov 2014
Court Construes "Notices" Provision In GAFTA 64 Contract
The decision in this case provides helpful guidance on the construction of the "Notices" provision in GAFTA 64 (General Contract for grain in bulk FOB terms).
7 Aug 2014
IRAN Sanctions Update: EU Suspends Certain Sanctions For Six Months- January 2014
In this update, we set out the latest developments regarding the EU sanctions against Iran.
31 Jan 2014
Force Majeure, Foreseeability And FOB Incoterms
Ince & Co recently represented Vitol Asia and Vitol S.A. before the Court of Appeal in the matter of the Crudesky.
29 Oct 2013
Issues Of Contractual Commitment And Determining When The Specification Of Goods Is Part Of Their Description
We previously reported on the earlier incarnation of this case in which the Claimant was unsuccessful in an application for summary judgment.
9 Oct 2013
Court Of Appeal Clarifies Time For Determining Whether Breach Of Contract Repudiatory
A discussion on a recent case where the Court of Appeal's judgment provides useful guidance on a number of issues arising in relation to repudiatory breaches.
19 Jun 2013
Good Faith Obligations In Contract: Are The English Courts Going Soft?
Traditionally, English law does not recognise a general duty of good faith applicable to contracts, and rather recognise the right and freedom of commercial contracting parties to enter into an agreement on whatever terms they see fit and to prioritise their own self-interest.
30 May 2013
Export Ban: Court Construes FOSFA 201 Prohibition And Default Clauses
A discussion on a recent case relating to the FOSFA 201 Prohibition clause in a contract for the supply of crude groundnut oil.
12 Mar 2013
Supreme Court Confirms Corporate Veil Cannot Be Pierced To Make A Puppeteer Party To His Puppet’s Contract
The Supreme Court has unanimously rejected VTB Capital Plc's case that the corporate veil of their contractual counterparty could be pierced so as to render those controlling the counterparty jointly and severally liable under their contract.
18 Feb 2013
Unstable Gasoil Cargo Held To Be Of Unsatisfactory Quality And Unfit For Purpose
The parties in this case were in dispute over the quality and fitness for purpose of a cargo of gasoil.
19 Nov 2012
Iran Sanctions Update - October 2012
On 16 October 2012, the European Union ("EU") introduced further sanctions against Iran.
29 Oct 2012
EU Sanctions Against Iran: An Update
The 1 July 2012 deadline for performing contracts relating to Iranian crude oil and petroleum products has now passed.
5 Jul 2012
Iran Sanctions Update – May 2012
On 24 March 2012, EU Council Regulation No. 267/2012 ("the Regulation") entered into force in the EU (the day of its publication in the Official Journal). It repealed and replaced EU Regulation 961/2010, which had previously served as the main EU Regulation concerning restrictive measures against Iran.
European Union
2 May 2012
The Regulation Of Passenger Liability: Recent Developments In The EU
Cruise ship and ferry safety has been part of the general discussion of maritime safety in recent years.
European Union
17 Apr 2012
Is The Opening Of An L/C Pursuant To A Sale Contract Prohibited By International Sanctions Regulations?
This dispute involved a consideration of US and EU Burmese Sanctions Regulations and whether they prevented the buyers of Burmese rice from opening a letter of credit pursuant to the payment provision in the sale contract.
7 Mar 2012
Potential Closure Of The Strait Of Hormuz: Implications For Shipping And International Trade
Both the EU and the US have recently tightened their existing sanctions against Iran. In particular, the EU has recently prohibited Member States from dealing with Iranian crude oil and petroleum products.
2 Mar 2012
International Trade - Concluding Your Contract And Agreeing On Terms: Don’t Hold Your Peace
The recent case of Wilmar Oleo Pte Ltd v. Vinmar Chemicals and Polymers BV (MT Varkan Ege) [2011] EWHC 2067 (Comm) involved a dispute between the parties to an FOB sale contract for biofuel as to what terms, if any, had been agreed between them with regard to determination of the quality of the cargo.
24 Feb 2012
International Sanctions Against Iran: An Update On The Latest EU Council Decision
EU foreign ministers agreed at a meeting on Monday 23 January 2012 to impose further sanctions on Iran with a particular focus on Iranian oil.
2 Feb 2012
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