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Does your charter incorporate the Interclub Agreement or only parts of it?

Answer - it depends on the words of incorporation used. At least that was the result in London Arbitration 18/18. In this case Owners, having secured the cargo claim, demanded counter security from Charterers. The 2011 ICA expressly states that counter security should be provided and it was conceded that the 2011 ICA was the [...]

September 24th, 2018|

BDM expands again

We are pleased to welcome Nick Bradley to our team. He joins us as a solicitor, having trained at a shipping and commercial litigation boutique in London and worked for another specialist shipping firm as an associate. He has experience handling a wide variety of cases including numerous contractual disputes and casualties. He is also well [...]

September 14th, 2018|

Trump trade war causes headaches!

This tweet has caused problems for Turkish shippers one of whom was recently in the process of loading steel on a ship destined for the US. One wave of Trump's twitter wand caused that sale to fail. The shipper was left with cargo on a ship, no buyer and a big problem. We have seen [...]

August 29th, 2018|

Back to back charters and the last minute claim!

What happens if you’re in a charter chain and you receive notice of a claim against you on the last day before the claim becomes time barred?   You need to pass the claim down the chain but what happens if your time bar down the line is the same day?   Effectively, you need to react [...]

August 21st, 2018|

Appealing an arbitration award – watch your time limit!

Did you know that about 40% of all cases in the Commercial Court have their origins in arbitration? Aside from interim measures that the Court may provide in support of arbitration, one of the benefits of having the seat of the arbitration in England is the right to appeal the decision.  The English Arbitration Act [...]

August 17th, 2018|