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Volterra Fietta
On 31 January 2020, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Justice (the "ECJ") issued the long-awaited decision in the Slovenia v. Croatia case, declaring that it lacks jurisdiction to rule on the
UK
Hill Dickinson
Human activities are changing the earth's atmosphere. As a result of the emission of greenhouse gases from industrial activities the planet is warming and the delicate balance of life on earth...
Clyde & Co
From 1 October 2020, the wide statutory exclusion which denies certain seafarers who navigate UK waters the right to minimum rates of pay will be removed.
Leigh Day
In July 2020, a High Court judgment in Begum v Maran [2020] EWHC 1846 (QB) was handed down where, for the first time, an English court has grappled with the controversial issue of "shipbreaking".
Quadrant Chambers
A voyage charterer fails to discharge a cargo within the time allowed.
Clyde & Co
In this first in a series of articles on sanctions and the maritime industry, we provide an overview of the recent advisory notes issued by OFAC and OFSI, the US and UK
Quadrant Chambers
In his judgment in Holyhead Marina v. Peter Farrer [2020] EWHC 1750 (Admlty), handed down today, Mr Justice Teare considers the circumstances in which the owners of a dock or marina can limit their liability for damage ...
Quadrant Chambers
The first was whether a clause in a contract of affreightment protected suppliers from liability when the material to be supplied was unavailable because of a natural disaster.
Quadrant Chambers
The question of law on this appeal was whether the term in a bareboat charterparty obliging charterers to "keep the vessel with unexpired classification of the class indicated in Box 10 and with other required certificates ...
Quadrant Chambers
Demurrage time-bar clauses often cause problems for unsuspecting shipowners who have otherwise valid demurrage claims.
Quadrant Chambers
Documentary time-bars are proving once again to be one of the most fertile sources of shipping litigation.
Quadrant Chambers
In this article we consider some of the implications of the Covid-19 pandemic in the shipping context, with a particular focus on force majeure issues.
Leigh Day
A widow whose husband was killed while dismantling a large vessel in a shipbreaking yard on the beaches of Bangladesh can press ahead with her claim against the UK-based shipping company...
Quadrant Chambers
Mr Justice Butcher handed down judgment today in The Gravity Highway and The Maritime Maisie [2020] EWHC 1697 (Comm).
Quadrant Chambers
The Supreme Court will hear the shipowners' appeal from the decision in Alize 1954 v Allianz Elementar Versicherungs AG (The "CMA CGM LIBRA")
Quadrant Chambers
As well as producing horrendous human suffering, the COVID-19 pandemic has led to sharply lower demand for crude oil and petroleum products and worldwide recessionary economic conditions.
Quadrant Chambers
In April and May 2020, Teare J handed down two judgments in two related actions: Trafigura Maritime Logistics v Clearlake Shipping and Clearlake Chartering USA v Petroleo Brasileiro.
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Clyde & Co
To mark the publication of these two key advisory notes, and the update earlier this year of the standard BIMCO sanctions clauses for charterparties,
Quadrant Chambers
When Trump announced in May 2018 that the US was withdrawing from the Iran Nuclear deal, and unilaterally reinstating sanctions that were suspended as part of that deal, the sanctions regimes in the UK/EU and in the US were set on a collision course.
Volterra Fietta
On 6 January 2020, the Council of Arab and African States Bordering the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden (the "Council") was created as a mechanism for improving the security of regional waterways
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