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Landmark Supreme Court ruling on default clauses and damages: Bunge SA v Nidera BV

The decision has been long awaited. In its landmark unanimous ruling handed down on 1 July 2015, The Supreme Court laid down clear guidance on the assessment of damages arising out of a wrongful repudiation of a contract for...more

7/1/2015 - Commodities Contract Disputes Damages Exports GAFTA UAE

Extension clauses in FOB contracts

The High Court has recently considered the purpose and effect of the GAFTA FOB contract “Extension of Delivery” clause, which entitles a buyer to claim an extension to the delivery period. This alert considers the conclusions...more

8/12/2014 - Extensions GAFTA Shipping Time Extensions UK Waterborne Freight Transportation

Common time limits for trade and shipping claims – a print-out guide

Introduction - A “limitation period” is the period of time within which court or arbitration proceedings must be commenced. Every legal claim will be subject to a limitation period, imposed either by the governing law...more

2/12/2014 - Shipping Statute of Limitations Trucking Industry

Emergency Response in the Energy & Natural Resources Sector: The Lawyers’ Perspective

Introduction - The term "emergency" can encompass a wide range of events, including on and off shore casualty incidents, such as fire, explosion and collision, environmental disasters, the impact of sanctions and/or...more

12/12/2013 - Attorney-Client Privilege Emergency Management Plans Emergency Response Jurisdiction Natural Disasters Safety Precautions Training

North American Grain: key differences between standard forms (2)

This client alert is the second of a two-part series relating to the use of the standard form contract published by the North American Grain Export Association (NAEGA)....more

5/10/2013 - Contract Drafting Exports

North American Grain: key differences between standard forms

The North American grain market has experienced considerable difficulties in recent years. Severe droughts caused by record heats in 2011-2012 resulted in low yields and a deterioration in the quality of key crops such as...more

4/16/2013 - Commodities Standard Forms

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