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What’s going on in the maritime arbitration world?

The LMAA have just published their statistics for 2017. These give a snapshot of what is going on in the world of maritime arbitration. Although the figures are described as “robust”, the reality is that 2017 saw the lowest number of known LMAA appointments since 2002 and the lowest number of Awards published since 2008. [...]

May 15th, 2018|

Constructive total loss – what is it and when does it arise?

For many years the subject of whether it is worth repairing something has led to issues between insurers and their assureds. Of course, it is easy enough when a ship sinks and is totally lost but what happens where there is a casualty and the ship is damaged? At what point can it be said [...]

May 11th, 2018|

BDM wins more awards

We are pleased to have been recognised as leading shipping and maritime law experts, this time by AI magazine. Since our start in 2015 we have achieved solid growth. These awards mean a great deal to our growing team. We would like to thank all the BDM team and all our clients and friends for [...]

May 8th, 2018|

BDM in Japan

Bob and Nick were delighted to see so many clients at our recent BDM shipping seminar in Tokyo. We would like to thank all our clients and friends for their loyal and continuing support.  Many thanks also to the Japan Shipping Exchange for helping us to organise the seminar. BDM is a specialist shipping [...]

May 3rd, 2018|

Have you appointed a valid arbitrator?

Followers of our blog may recall our last article on things to watch out for when drafting arbitration clauses. One of the things we highlighted was that parties should be careful about being overly restrictive on who the arbitrators can be. Recently, one of our clients, up against a time bar, found themselves in trouble [...]

April 27th, 2018|