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Liens on cargo – remedy or nightmare?

In today’s market, there are limited opportunities available to ship owners and operators.  They have to fight to secure cargoes often at barely break even rates.   It means they can’t afford to be choosy about who they deal with.   That raises the question of what security ship owners in fact [...]

November 17th, 2017|0 Comments

New Panama Canal Transit

Recently we have been dealing with a number of legal issues surrounding the modification requirements for vessels intending to transit the Panama canal through the newly extended locks.   In particular, these cases concern changes to the mooring requirements and retrofitting of vessels to comply with such requirements.   There is an [...]

November 6th, 2017|0 Comments

How to Restore a Dissolved Company

Although it is unusual to encounter requests to restore a dissolved company, it is worth knowing how to do this if the occasion should arise.   In a recent case, our client asked us to restore a dissolved company in connection with their wish to pursue an unresolved claim. There are [...]

November 2nd, 2017|0 Comments

BDM expansion continues

We are pleased to welcome Angus Edgell to the BDM team.  Prior to joining us Angus trained at a London firm where he gained extensive experience of handling casualties and cargo claims.  He’s a much needed addition and will help us with BDM’s continued expansion.  Over the course of the [...]

October 24th, 2017|0 Comments

Shipping & the Law

BDM were pleased to attend Shipping & the Law at the Royal Palace in Naples for a third consecutive year.  Pictured above is David McInnes, Partner at BDM Law LLP with Andrea Garolla of Med Offshore, former head of the Young Italian Shipowners Association.  BDM is a specialist shipping law [...]

October 24th, 2017|0 Comments

How to arrest a ship in England and Wales

The arrest of a ship in England and Wales is an action ‘in rem’ – that is to say, an action against the ship itself.  Essentially, a ship can be arrested for security in “maritime claims” i.e. those defined as such in section 20 of the Senior Courts Act 1981. [...]

October 18th, 2017|0 Comments

BDM attend Kazan Legal

Recently, our partner Nick Burgess joined a distinguished panel at the Kazan Legal Forum.   Nick spoke on how to manage complex litigation. BDM has strong connections to Russia and Nick has been doing work for Russian clients for over 20 years.   He is a frequent visitor and is currently working [...]

October 9th, 2017|0 Comments

BDM attends IMCC Conference

BDM were pleased to attend their first International Marine Claims Conference in Dublin.  Pictured is David McInnes, Partner of BDM with Richard Jansen, Managing Director of SMIT. BDM is a specialist shipping law firm offering high quality legal advice and representation at a reasonable price.  Please follow us on [...]

October 3rd, 2017|0 Comments