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Ban on Russian vessels to be extended to EU ports
April 6, 2022

Ban on Russian vessels to be extended to EU ports

We already reported here on the UK ban applicable to Russian vessels. Now it seems as though this will be extended to EU ports as well. Again, there are issues on how extensive the ban will be. What is a Russian/Russian-operated vessel? What about non-Russian ships... Read more >
Shipbuilding Contracts – Guarantors beware!
April 4, 2022

Shipbuilding Contracts – Guarantors beware!

Guarantees go hand in hand with shipbuilding contracts. In most cases, the yard agrees to build the ship in exchange for regular payments handed over by the buyers/ their financiers. Those payments are secured by way of refund guarantees which give the buyers/their... Read more >
Early Neutral Evaluation
March 15, 2022

Early Neutral Evaluation

We were recently involved in our first early neutral evaluation as evaluator for two Japanese interests involved in a charter dispute. Ironically, the dispute involved Japanese law but we were asked to proceed on the basis that English law would apply. Nick Burgess... Read more >
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