Articles

Fraud

John Habergham, Myton Law, Hull U.K. Fraud always causes a frisson of excitement in court. The recent decision of the Court of Appeal in Sinocore International v RBRG Trading is no exception. This case involved the sale by the claimant to the defendant of a...

The 2018 Dutch Forwarding Conditions

Arnold Van Steenderen + Charlotte Van Steenderen Van Steenderen Mainport Lawyers, Rotterdam The Dutch Freight Forwarders Association (“FENEX”) issued the first edition of its Standard Trading Conditions (“STC” or “Fenex Conditions”) on 15 March 1956. Since then the...

Goods In Transit, 4th Ed. now available!

The updated 4th Edition of "Goods in Transit", authored by our own Paul Bugden (London) and Dr. Simone Lamont-Black (Edinburgh), is now available for purchase from Sweet & Maxwell.  ISBN:  9780414062108 Published by:  Sweet & Maxwell Authors:Paul Bugden; Dr...

Action Workforce v DHL – enforcing indemnity

I have settled the claim – Can I enforce an indemnity to recover the settlement? Maurice Lynch, Senior Associate, Mills Oakley Many persons and entities consider that a contractual indemnity gives them carte blanche to settle claims made against them by third parties...

Interlegal opens new office in Constanta

Interlegal presents the new partner – Virgil Nita, the Romanian practice manager. Law firm expansion in Black Sea Region resulted in opening a new office in Constanta. Interlegal new office will facilitate more effective legal support for the Romanian clients in...

Capped Costs in the London Circuit Commercial Court

John Habergham, Myton Law, Hull U.K. The London Circuit Commercial Court has introduced a voluntary pilot scheme for capped costs litigation. The court is the successor to the London Mercantile Court and is there to provide an alternative to the Commercial Court for...

Political Row over Airport Slots

Russian air carrier AirBridge Cargo loses Schiphol slots Arnold Van Steenderen, Van Steenderen Mainport Lawyers, Rotterdam The allocation of slots at Schiphol Airport (number 11 in the World’s Top 100 Airports 2017) for the current winter season has not gone by...

Container Carriage Risks in Maritime Trade

Artem Skorobogatov, Partner, and Karyna Gorovaya, Senior Lawyer, Interlegal (Ukraine) Today international maritime trade is one of the most popular business areas in Ukraine. International contracts are concluded every day, so the issues of their performance, in...

Blockade of a vessel – damage to property?

Dr. Marco Remiorz, Dabelstein & Passehl, Germany Facts A tanker barge anchored on the Rhine River within an area were anchoring was prohibited. During a manoeuver the vessel ran aground and was secured with an anchor; the anchor chain blocked the entrance to a...

Situation awareness about the Qatar Ban

Jean-Michel Moriniere, UAE jm@moriniere.org On 5 June 2017, three of the six members of the Gulf Cooperation Council (“GCC”), the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (“KSA”), the Federation of the United Arab Emirates (“UAE”) and the Kingdom of Bahrain (“Bahrain”) have decided to...

Forwarder not Liable for a Week’s Delay

Gill Nadel + Ohad Krief, Goldfarb Seligman, Israel Background: Importers utilize the services of various logistics entities in the cargo transportation process, including international forwarders, shipping companies, air carriers, custom brokers, logistic warehouses...

“Himalaya clauses” in Israeli Courts

Roy Gilad, Grossman, Cordova, Gilad & Co, Israel In August 2016, a decision was rendered by the Haifa District court, as Admiralty Tribunal, according to which a foreign jurisdiction clause in a bill of lading applied to a third party that was not a party to the...

Fisherman Cut a Sea Cable with a Hacksaw

Aage Krogh, IUNO Denmark The Norwegian Court of Appeal ruled that a ship owner was liable for damages to a sea cable due to gross negligence. However, the court eased the amount of damages from € 140,457 to € 54,022 due to the ship owner’s poor financial situation....

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