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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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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 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
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Odd but clear contract lines not to be disturbed by the Court

Topic: Shipping and International Trade 24.07.2017 Read more
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Know your (package) limitations

Topic: Shipping and International Trade

High Court decision clarifying application of the Hague-Visby Rules (HVR) to sea waybills and package limitation for containerised goods

21.07.2017 Read more