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This blog examines important cases, changes in the law and legal issues which will be of particular interest to those in the shipping and commodity trading world.

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False statements in a bill of lading and the indemnities to a master

Topic: Shipping and International Trade 02.03.2021 Read more
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Misrepresentation, inducement, reservation of rights, affirmation of contract, rescission and damages in lieu of rescission

Topic: Shipping and International Trade 24.02.2021 Read more
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LOIs and liability for inducement of breach of contract

Topic: Shipping and International Trade 01.02.2019 Read more
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Letters of Credit under commodity contracts – keep the focus

Topic: Shipping and International Trade 17.08.2018 Read more
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Arbitration awards and fraud revisited

Topic: Shipping and International Trade 10.05.2018 Read more
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Sabotage at sea - The LADY M

Topic: Shipping and International Trade 13.02.2018 Read more
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Commodity specification breach – can I reject?

Topic: Shipping and International Trade 23.01.2018 Read more
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To sue in debt or damages? A documentary credit dilemma

Topic: Shipping and International Trade

A good presentation under a letter of credit gives rise to a claim in debt against the issuing or confirming bank. But that debt claim is lost if, in the face of a rejection of the documents, the beneficiary takes the documents back. In those circumstances the beneficiary must ask itself the question "Do I want my documents back?"

14.11.2017 Read more
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Liability for commencement of approach voyage under voyage charters - absolute?

Topic: Shipping and International Trade 25.10.2017 Read more
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Show me the money – turning liens into cash

Topic: Shipping and International Trade

Most charterparties give owners the right to lien cargo for unpaid hire or freight. However, it may be necessary to sell the cargo in order to obtain payment. The English Commercial Court has recently considered the circumstances in which it would be prepared to order the sale of cargo held under a shipowners' lien.

24.08.2017 Read more