Scrapping ships, drilling rigs and other offshore assets
13.01.2017 | Shipping
Ships, drilling units and other offshore assets almost inevitably contain quantities of hazardous substances – asbestos, mercury, PCBs, NORMs and others.
Singapore High Court discharges Hanjin Shipping’s interim stay order
10.01.2017 | Shipping
At a case management conference held last Friday, the Singapore High Court granted an application by Hanjin Shipping’s foreign representative, Mr Suk Tai Soo, for leave to withdraw its proceedings in the Singapore High Court for, among other things, the recognition of Hanjin Shipping’s rehabilitation proceedings in Korea.
One Belt One Road (OBOR)
27.10.2016 | Shipping, Energy, International Trade & Commodities, Business & Finance
One Belt One Road (OBOR) is arguably the most ambitious and controversial capital and infrastructure project of the 21st century. Led by the government in China this long term investment will involve 65 countries and impact 4.4 billion people.
Shipping E-Brief October 2016
19.10.2016 | Shipping
The Shipping E-Brief is a quarterly publication providing you with key information on legal decisions and developments in shipping and related business areas.
Following terrorist threats, a new French law strengthens maritime security mechanisms
19.10.2016 | Shipping, International Trade & Commodities
The law n°2016-816 aimed at enhancing “blue growth” has been enacted on 20 June 2016 to adapt the French regulations to the new safety and economic issues in the maritime world.
The Supreme Court removes one deterrent to fraudulent insurance claims
18.10.2016 | Shipping
In a landmark decision, the Supreme Court (by a majority of 4-1, Lords Sumption, Toulson, Clarke and Hughes, with Lord Mance dissenting) has abolished the ‘fraudulent device doctrine’.