Shipping E-brief January 2021
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Insights / Cargo owners liable to pay contribution in general average in respect of ransom payment to pirates
08-12-2020 / Maritime
Herculito Maritime Ltd and others v. Gunvor International BV and others (mv Polar)  EWHC 3318 (Comm)
Insights / Court construes bill of lading and LOU arbitration provisions together
19-01-2021 / Maritime
This was a cargo damage claim which raised the issue of whether the P&I Club’s letter of undertaking amended the arbitration agreement contained in the bills of lading.
Insights / Court of Appeal finds experts had conflict of interest that breached client retainer
22-01-2021 / Maritime
The Court of Appeal has agreed with the lower Court that separate entities within an international group of companies should not be permitted to act as experts for different parties in related arbitrations.
Insights / Rescission of charterparty: when words speak as loudly as actions
21-12-2020 / Maritime
SK Shipping Europe PLC v. (3) Capital VLCC 3 Corp and (5) Capital Maritime and Trading Corp (C Challenger)  EWHC 3448 (Comm)
Insights / Anti-suit injunction granted where foreign proceedings breached London arbitration agreement in contracts of carriage
27-01-2021 / Maritime
Ulusoy Denizilik AS v. COFCO Global Harvest (Zhangjiagang) Trading Co Ltd (Ulusoy-11)  EWHC 3645 (Comm)
Insights / Court finds state had no immunity in respect of salvage claim
23-12-2020 / Maritime
Argentum Exploration Limited v. The silver and all persons claiming to be interested in and/or to have rights in respect of the silver  EWHC 3434 (Admty)
Insights / Supreme Court checks out of Orient Express Hotel
19-01-2021 / Insurance
On 15 January 2020, the Supreme Court handed down its judgment in this test case that was initiated by the Financial Conduct Authority (“”FCA”) in order to determine a number of common coverage issues pertaining to the correct response of non-damage business interruption policies to the Covid-19 pandemic.