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New Convention to give effect to settlements reached through Mediation

The United Nations (UN) Convention on International Settlement Agreements Resulting from Mediation (Singapore Convention) was signed on 7 August 2019 by 46 countries including the economic power houses of China and the USA. However, so far neither the UK nor any of the other EU nations have signed-up. The Convention will come into force 6 [...]

August 15th, 2019|

Is the future all about funding?

As litigation specialists we can’t ignore the rise of litigation funding. Litigation was once shrouded in mystery. It’s now the growth area for private equity. Where else can one invest US$1M in something that potentially generates US$10M over a 3-4 year period? Of course there are substantial risks involved in litigation. It is after all a form [...]

August 12th, 2019|

Indonesia sets the cat amongst the pigeons!

In an interesting and possibly troubling development the Indonesian Ministry of Transport has announced that it will not enforce the IMO 2020 global limits on sulphur content in marine fuels on its domestic fleet until low sulphur fuel oil becomes more readily available in the domestic market. Although Indonesia cannot opt out of the new [...]

August 6th, 2019|

Another Award for BDM.

David McInnes has been awarded Logistics Lawyer of the Year in Corporate LiveWire Global Awards 2019. Thanks to all our clients and peers who recommended him for this award. Such endorsements help us to know that we are on the right track.  David commented: “I am very pleased to receive this award. It has been a busy and [...]

August 2nd, 2019|

Good news for bareboat charterers!

We previously reported a High Court decision on the M/V Arctic in which it was decided that demise charterers’ obligation under Clause 9(a) of an amended BARECON 89 Form to keep the vessel in class during the period of charter was a condition of the contract. That decision was seen as being very onerous on the [...]

August 1st, 2019|

Today marks one week in our new office!

Today marks the end of our first week in our new office in the heart of the maritime and insurance district opposite the Lloyd’s Building. Over the next few months we look forward to welcoming our clients and friends. It is thanks to them that we have been able to build a responsive and dynamic [...]

July 26th, 2019|