15 August 2018
On 7 August 2018, both the first wave of re-imposed US secondary sanctions, and the EU Blocking Statute took effect, creating the potential for a significant conflict: how can we comply with two incompatible laws at the same time?
3 August 2018
Charles Buss and Nick Payne discuss the recent decision of the Admiralty Court in London, Natwest Markets Plc v Stallion Eight Shipping Co. S.A., in which we acted for the successful party. Has the recent decision confirmed the attractiveness of England as a jurisdiction for the arrest of ships?
22 June 2018
Kavita Shah looks at the market for secondary debt packaged as portfolios of loans in the shipping sector. What are the drivers that lead a bank to sell? What are the factors leading a purchaser to decide to buy? And what are the challenges associated with such transactions?
11 May 2018
What are the international and EU laws that govern the transboundary movement of waste and the end-of-life scrapping of ships and what is the potential impact of Brexit on the UK’s international obligations in these areas?
11 May 2018
A concern of ship mortgagees, when enforcing their security by way of arrest and sale, is to ensure that the court does not sell the mortgaged ship for a low ‘forced sale’ price. The English Admiralty Court recently did so in making an order for sale in the case of The Sertão.
3 May 2018
Tonnage Tax has turned 18 years old. Whilst most people connected to shipping have heard of it and how it works is not always clear to everyone who comes across it. This Briefing provides a short insight into the basics of UK tonnage tax.