Without prejudice privilege (‘WPP’) applies to exclude all negotiations genuinely aimed at settlement, whether oral or in writing, from being given in evidence in legal proceedings.
The High Court has clarified the meaning of “port limits” in voyage charterparties which say that notice of readiness (NOR) can only be tendered within a specified port.
A unit of Royal Dutch Shell will fuel the world’s first LNG-powered Aframax crude oil tankers under a deal signed with Russian shipping company SCF Group (Sovcomflot).
Shippers are looking to liquefied natural gas (LNG) to help them meet stricter emissions regulations in 2020.
An Egyptian court on Sunday said its previous ruling effectively validating a controversial maritime border pact with Saudi Arabia remained in place, further muddying an almost yearlong dispute that had strained relations between the two countries.
While charterers and other third parties can secure claims against the owners by arresting the vessel, owners’ options to secure their claims against charterers are limited. The arrest of bunkers, explored herein, is possible under UAE law but subject to practical difficulties
I am writing this on the morning after the Oscars. In my mind the Oscars are to do with the celebration of excellence in the film industry; the ultimate recognition of film makers, directors and actors. This morning as I look through my twitter feed it is clear that the Oscars have become much more than that, there is a political message. One example - best actress in a supporting role goes to Viola Davis, she is celebrated not only for being a great actress but for obtaining an award “despite” being black.
There is no dispute regarding who is the number two flag of convenience in the world, according to the Liberia International Shipping Registry.
As the 2020 deadline for the International Maritime Organisation’s (IMO) global sulphur cap on bunker fuels draws closer, Europe’s refiners are now starting to respond.
Safety and compliance are challenging, but the right infrastructure and technology can mitigate risk.
Patrol vessel Echigo of the Japan Coast Guard (JCG) will be sent to Vietnam and the Philippines to take part in joint anti-piracy drills.
A top U.S. Coast Guard official admitted at a recent congressional oversight hearing that the Coast Guard “has not been aggressively enforcing the compliance” of vessel response plans filed under federal Salvage and Marine Firefighting (SMFF) regulations. The rules, derived from the Oil Pollution Act of 1990, are meant to prevent a worst-case discharge resulting from fire or explosion aboard a vessel.
Willum Richards, the new chairman of the Association of Average Adjusters, has set out his aim to build on the work of his predecessor, Keith Martin, in advancing the Association internationally. Along with the management committee, Mr Richards will also be steering the Association through some organisational changes required by the success achieved in expanding the scope of, and interest in, the Association’s highly-regarded examinations.
At the end of 2016, the UAE finally adopted the long awaited Bankruptcy Law (Law No. 9 of 2016). After several years in the making the new law represents a significant improvement over the old regime which has previously existed under the Commercial Code and which has now been repealed. In this article, we will consider the impact of the new law on debt collection in the UAE, which remains a topical issue in the current commercial environment.