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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 of our earlier blogs. Against [...]

January 17th, 2019|

Controversial ruling impacts banks holding bills as security

The Commercial Court in The Sea Master(1) has ruled that an intermediate holder of a bill of lading such as a bank is bound by the jurisdiction of an arbitral tribunal under the arbitration agreement contained or evidenced by the bill even though it may only hold that bill temporarily and irrespective of whether or [...]

January 9th, 2019|

BDM’s fourth Christmas!

The team celebrating BDM’s fourth Christmas at the end of another long and extremely busy year.  Thanks go to all of our friends and clients for their continued support throughout the year.  Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! BDM is a specialist shipping law firm offering high quality [...]

December 21st, 2018|

Supreme Court puts burden of proof on the carrier in cargo claims

It’s not usual to see a cargo claim go all the way to the Supreme Court. Most cargo claims are settled well before they get to Court. However, from time to time, the facts giving rise to the claim raise important legal principles. One such case is Volcafe v CSAV(1) which started out as a [...]

December 12th, 2018|

BDM listed as leading practitioners in Who’s Who Legal

Nick and Bob made it into the Who’s Who list of leading shipping and maritime lawyers for yet another year. Thanks to all the clients and peers who recommended us. For those interested please click here to view our page. BDM is a specialist shipping law firm offering high quality legal advice and representation at a [...]

November 30th, 2018|