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Settling claims – do’s and don’ts

A recent case (1) reminds us of arguments that can arise when parties agree to settle a dispute via an exchange of emails. It also tells us that English Tribunals and Courts adopt a fairly robust approach when it comes to technical ways to avoid payment of an agreed settlement. In this case, there was a [...]

February 15th, 2019|

When can a party strike out an arbitration claim for want of prosecution?

Dera Commercial Estate v Derya Inc (The “Sur”) [2018] EWHC 1673 There has long been a dearth of authority on striking out claims under the Arbitration Act 1996. However, a 2018 judgement of the Commercial Court has provided helpful guidance on the topic. The original claim before the Tribunal related to a shipment of Indian [...]

February 7th, 2019|

Year of the Pig 2019

BDM wishes all its Chinese clients a happy and prosperous New Year. Gong Xi Fa Cai! BDM is a specialist shipping law firm offering high quality legal advice and representation at a reasonable price.  Please follow us on social media by clicking below.

February 5th, 2019|

BDM in Japan

This time at the Univership 10 year anniversary celebration. Congratulations to them on establishing themselves as one of the best known independent brokers in Japan. BDM is a specialist shipping law firm offering high quality legal advice and representation at a reasonable price.  Please follow us on social media by clicking below. [...]

February 4th, 2019|

BDM in Japan

Nick Burgess with James Ingham at the Steamship Mutual party at the Palace Hotel on 28 January 2019. BDM have a long history with the Steamship Mutual and with many leading Japanese ship owners and trading companies. BDM is a specialist shipping law firm offering high quality legal advice and representation at a reasonable [...]

February 1st, 2019|

Deepening Venezuela Crisis a Cause for Concern for Shipowners

The ongoing political crisis in Venezuela is increasingly causing concern amongst shipowners. Already last year Owners faced the risk of their vessels being arrested when many creditors ran out of patience with the state oil company, Petroleos de Venezuela (PDVSA), and sought to secure their positions by seizing PDVSA oil laden on tankers in Caribbean [...]

January 31st, 2019|