Cyberattacks make companies and governments WannaCry
15.05.2017 |Cyber Security, Aviation, Business & Finance, Commercial Disputes, Energy, Insurance & Reinsurance, International Trade & Commodities, Shipping, Yachts and Superyachts
Whilst the reaction from both mainstream and social media was one of shock at the extent of this weekend’s global cyber-attack, for those working within cyber-security it came as little surprise.
10.04.2017 |Business & Finance, Energy, Insurance & Reinsurance, International Trade & Commodities, Shipping
On 29 March 2017, the UK Government formally triggered Article 50 of the Treaty of Lisbon. A letter was hand-delivered to European Council President, Donald Tusk, setting out Theresa May’s intentions for the UK’s exit.
Smart Contracting Bulletin February 2017
The Smart Contracting Bulletin is a quarterly publication providing you with key information on legal decisions and developments in the Energy and Offshore sectors.
The dangers of commencing work against a letter of intent: £300k fee, £40m liability
A recent case has illustrated the danger of commencing work on a project without a comprehensive contract in place (Arcadis Consulting (UK) Ltd (formerly called Hyder Consulting (UK) Ltd) v AMEC (BSC) Ltd (formerly called CV Buchan Ltd)  EWHC 2509 (TCC)).
The life and times of Gilbert-Ash, the latest chapter – Scottish Power
Gilbert-Ash has featured in many of the most familiar English commercial cases. It was applied in Stocznia Gdynia SA v. Gearbulk, Sonat, Seadrill v Gazprom and in the recent dispute between Transocean and Providence. Not many cases can claim such a consistent run of appearances over the years.
Testing the scope of fitness for purpose obligations
In October 2016 the Technology and Construction Court handed down the judgment in Fluor Limited v Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industries Limited  EWHC 2062 which offers guidance in relation to the nature of the “fitness for purpose” test when further testing is required in order to determine whether the goods comply.