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Ever Smart liability reduced… but only by 10%
September 5, 2022

Ever Smart liability reduced… but only by 10%

Mr Justice Teare returned to this case recently to re-assess liability for the collision that took place between the Alexandra 1 and the Ever Smart at Jebel Ali in 2015. Readers of our blog will recall earlier reports on this case here, here and here. In a nutshell,... Read more >
The importance of getting paid
May 30, 2022

The importance of getting paid

At BDM we devote most of our time and attention to winning cases. However, it’s important not to forget that winning is only half the battle. A judgment or an arbitration award is a worthless piece of paper if it cannot be turned into hard cash. With that in mind, we... Read more >
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 >
UK port ban – what is a Russian ship?
March 14, 2022

UK port ban – what is a Russian ship?

The recent ban on Russian ships calling at UK ports which came into effect on 1 March 2022 has led to some questions, so we thought we would share these with our followers. The terms of the restriction are set out in The Russia (Sanctions) (EU Exit) (Amendment) (No.... Read more >
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