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Prison sentence for avoiding English freezing and disclosure order

by DLA Piper on

The English Court has made an order sentencing the director and shareholder of a company operating from China to 18 months' imprisonment for failing to comply with a disclosure order made ancillary to a Worldwide Freezing...more

Court Confirms Arbitration Award In Chemical Transport Dispute Finding No Manifest Disregard Of The Law

by Carlton Fields on

ICC Chemical Corporation sued Nordic Tankers Trading A/S concerning a cancelled charter agreement. Per the agreement, Nordic was scheduled to have its vessel present at the port ready to be loaded with ICC’s chemical cargo....more

Shelltime 4 – who bears risk of arrest?

by Reed Smith on

In ST Shipping & Transport Pte Ltd -v- Space Shipping Ltd (“CV STEALTH”), the Commercial Court (“the Court”) heard an application arising out of an Arbitrator’s Award in respect of a dispute under a charterparty on an amended...more

Recent amendments to the Lloyd’s Standard Salvage and Arbitration (LSSA) Clauses

by Reed Smith on

The Lloyd’s Standard Salvage and Arbitration (“LSSA”) Clauses have recently been recently amended to account for problems arising from previous salvage arbitrations and to further reduce the costs of arbitration....more

Publication of the 3rd edition of the SCMA Rules

by Reed Smith on

In October 2015 the Singapore Chamber of Maritime Arbitration (SCMA) published the third edition of its arbitration rules. Notable revisions include wider powers for the tribunal to require security for costs, increased...more

Hong Kong court - enforcing a maritime arbitration award by arresting a ship

by DLA Piper on

The arrest of a ship to obtain security for a maritime claim in jurisdictions where this is permitted is a powerful weapon in the armory of a claimant in shipping disputes. There has, however, been a concern that a claimant...more

Foreign Arbitration Agreements in Australian Voyage Charterparties Void

by Nathan Cecil on

In a recent decision the Federal Court of Australia held that foreign arbitration agreements in voyage charterparties for the carriage of goods from Australia are void. As a result, the Court refused to enforce two London...more

Application of the word "about" – When does under-consumption start?

by Reed Smith on

The Gaz Energy No.2 On 21 June 2012, the High Court handed down its decision on a time charter performance case where the issue was whether, in circumstances where the vessel has performed within the consumption...more

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