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Liens on cargo – remedy or nightmare?

In today’s market, there are limited opportunities available to ship owners and operators.  They have to fight to secure cargoes often at barely break even rates.   It means they can’t afford to be choosy about who they deal with.   That raises the question of what security ship owners in fact have when they enter into [...]

November 17th, 2017|

New Panama Canal Transit

Recently we have been dealing with a number of legal issues surrounding the modification requirements for vessels intending to transit the Panama canal through the newly extended locks.   In particular, these cases concern changes to the mooring requirements and retrofitting of vessels to comply with such requirements.   There is an excellent background article on the [...]

November 6th, 2017|

How to Restore a Dissolved Company

Although it is unusual to encounter requests to restore a dissolved company, it is worth knowing how to do this if the occasion should arise.   In a recent case, our client asked us to restore a dissolved company in connection with their wish to pursue an unresolved claim. There are two ways to restore a [...]

November 2nd, 2017|

BDM expansion continues

We are pleased to welcome Angus Edgell to the BDM team.  Prior to joining us Angus trained at a London firm where he gained extensive experience of handling casualties and cargo claims.  He’s a much needed addition and will help us with BDM’s continued expansion.  Over the course of the next few months we shall [...]

October 24th, 2017|

Shipping & the Law

BDM were pleased to attend Shipping & the Law at the Royal Palace in Naples for a third consecutive year.  Pictured above is David McInnes, Partner at BDM Law LLP with Andrea Garolla of Med Offshore, former head of the Young Italian Shipowners Association.  BDM is a specialist shipping law firm offering high quality legal [...]

October 24th, 2017|