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Is the future all about funding?

As litigation specialists we can’t ignore the rise of litigation funding. Litigation was once shrouded in mystery. It’s now the growth area for private equity. Where else can one invest US$1M in something that potentially generates US$10M over a 3-4 year period? Of course there are substantial risks involved in litigation. It [...]

August 12th, 2019|0 Comments

Indonesia sets the cat amongst the pigeons!

In an interesting and possibly troubling development the Indonesian Ministry of Transport has announced that it will not enforce the IMO 2020 global limits on sulphur content in marine fuels on its domestic fleet until low sulphur fuel oil becomes more readily available in the domestic market. Although Indonesia cannot [...]

August 6th, 2019|0 Comments

Another Award for BDM.

David McInnes has been awarded Logistics Lawyer of the Year in Corporate LiveWire Global Awards 2019. Thanks to all our clients and peers who recommended him for this award. Such endorsements help us to know that we are on the right track.  David commented: “I am very pleased to receive this award. It [...]

August 2nd, 2019|0 Comments

Good news for bareboat charterers!

We previously reported a High Court decision on the M/V Arctic in which it was decided that demise charterers’ obligation under Clause 9(a) of an amended BARECON 89 Form to keep the vessel in class during the period of charter was a condition of the contract. That decision was seen as [...]

August 1st, 2019|0 Comments

Today marks one week in our new office!

Today marks the end of our first week in our new office in the heart of the maritime and insurance district opposite the Lloyd’s Building. Over the next few months we look forward to welcoming our clients and friends. It is thanks to them that we have been able to [...]

July 26th, 2019|0 Comments

Supreme Court regains shipping experience

Following the recent retirements of Lord Sumption and Lord Clarke, the Supreme Court will shortly benefit from the maritime and commercial experience of Lord Justice Hamblen who will join on 13 January 2020. This goes some way to address recent concerns that the Supreme Court is under-represented in terms of [...]

July 25th, 2019|0 Comments

Personal Guarantors Watch Out!

The personal guarantee is a mainstay of traditional ship finance. However, it is rare for banks to enforce such guarantees. In a recent case (1) the Commercial Court handed down a judgment upholding a bank’s claim against a personal guarantor. The case concerned HSBC’s claim for approximately USD 9 million [...]

July 9th, 2019|0 Comments

BDM in Moscow

Nick was in Moscow again in May visiting clients and friends and attending the Ingosstrakh annual marine party. This was his 11th attendance and by far the most theatrical with a series of wonderful opera performances. BDM is a specialist shipping law firm offering high quality legal advice and representation [...]

July 4th, 2019|0 Comments