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Supreme Court to hear Owners’ appeal in CMA Libra case
September 14, 2020

Supreme Court to hear Owners’ appeal in CMA Libra case

In late July the Supreme Court gave the ship owners permission to appeal the Court of Appeal’s unanimous decision in The CMA CGM Libra (1). Whilst the facts of this case are extensive, the main point of consideration is how to differentiate crew negligence (for which... Read more >
2020 LCIA Rules: an update to cater for modern times
September 7, 2020

2020 LCIA Rules: an update to cater for modern times

On 11 August 2020, the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) released an updated set of Arbitration Rules. These replace the 2014 LCIA Rules and will take effect on 1 October 2020, applying to all arbitrations commenced on or after that date. The LCIA has... Read more >
BDM team expands again
September 3, 2020

BDM team expands again

We are pleased to welcome Gareth to the BDM team. Gareth has over 10 years of prior experience at other shipping firms and in house with a leading IG P&I Club. He joins us at the right time. The last few months have been exceptionally busy. We have experienced... Read more >
Watch your scrubbers!
September 2, 2020

Watch your scrubbers!

A nod to our friends at Gard for this very useful guide. The local regulations on open loop scrubbers are proving to be a minefield for ship owners and operators. The list of countries with special rules seems to grow by the month. This also brings into question the... Read more >
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