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Settling claims – do’s and don’ts

A recent case (1) reminds us of arguments that can arise when parties agree to settle a dispute via an exchange of emails. It also tells us that English Tribunals and Courts adopt a fairly robust approach when it comes to technical ways to avoid payment of an agreed settlement. In [...]

February 15th, 2019|0 Comments

Year of the Pig 2019

BDM wishes all its Chinese clients a happy and prosperous New Year. Gong Xi Fa Cai! BDM is a specialist shipping law firm offering high quality legal advice and representation at a reasonable price.  Please follow us on social media by clicking below.

February 5th, 2019|0 Comments

BDM in Japan

This time at the Univership 10 year anniversary celebration. Congratulations to them on establishing themselves as one of the best known independent brokers in Japan. BDM is a specialist shipping law firm offering high quality legal advice and representation at a reasonable price.  Please follow us on social media [...]

February 4th, 2019|0 Comments

BDM in Japan

Nick Burgess with James Ingham at the Steamship Mutual party at the Palace Hotel on 28 January 2019. BDM have a long history with the Steamship Mutual and with many leading Japanese ship owners and trading companies. BDM is a specialist shipping law firm offering high quality legal advice [...]

February 1st, 2019|0 Comments

Deepening Venezuela Crisis a Cause for Concern for Shipowners

The ongoing political crisis in Venezuela is increasingly causing concern amongst shipowners. Already last year Owners faced the risk of their vessels being arrested when many creditors ran out of patience with the state oil company, Petroleos de Venezuela (PDVSA), and sought to secure their positions by seizing PDVSA oil [...]

January 31st, 2019|0 Comments

IMO MARPOL 2020 Sulphur Clauses Published by BIMCO

The upcoming MARPOL Annex VI requirements as of 1 January 2020 are expected to create a number of operational, technical, financial and legal challenges for Owners and Charterers. From 1 January 2020 (the “Effective Date”) vessels not fitted with scrubbers will no longer be able to burn fuel with a [...]

January 28th, 2019|0 Comments

Preparing for No Deal Brexit

We’ve tried to avoid cluttering up our blog with articles on how Brexit might impact on shipping and commercial litigation simply because nobody knows if, when and, if so, on what terms we might leave the EU. Some time ago we reported that Brexit would probably make no difference to [...]

January 25th, 2019|0 Comments

Issue of Boxship Fires Reignited

The recent fire on the 7,510 TEU vessel “Yantian Express” in the North Atlantic again raises the issue of the adequacy of controls relating to the shipment of dangerous goods in containers. This issue was raised recently in September 2018 at the IMO Sub-Committee on carriage of cargoes in containers. [...]

January 22nd, 2019|0 Comments

The perils of buy to scrap

Shipowners are increasingly subject to an array of regulations relating to the operation of vessels. The talk at the moment is of the new low sulphur fuel regulations coming into effect next year. However, the whole issue of scrapping ships has become subject to increased regulation as highlighted here in one [...]

January 17th, 2019|0 Comments