Duties owed by mortgagees of ships when exercising their “power of sale”

25 September 2018

Charles Buss, John Kissane and David Osborne discuss the recent English Admirality Court decision in Close Brothers v (1) AIS (Marine) 2 Limited (2) Paul Chandler.

Court of Appeal gives boost to legal professional privilege

12 September 2018

The English Court of Appeal in The Director of the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) v Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation Limited (ENRC) held that documents created in internal investigations were protected by litigation privilege. Thomas Ross and Kimberley Smith discuss.

Ground rent transactions in commercial real estate

10 September 2018

In our new briefing, Tom Jarvis and Hetan Ganatra discuss the increasingly common ground rent transactions and the practical benefits this transaction may have on real estate owners and companies.

Putting in a bid

23 August 2018

David Jacob and Tom Jarvis discuss recent CJEU cases that could improve the possibility of recovering VAT on corporate bid costs in an article first published in Taxation magazine

US secondary sanctions on Iran and the EU Blocking Statute: Implications for the shipping industry

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?

Do arbitration agreements in bills of lading bind their holders?

14 August 2018

In Sea Masters Shipping Inc v Arab Bank (Switzerland) Ltd, the Court ruled that the holder of a bill of lading which includes or incorporates an arbitration agreement will be subject to the jurisdiction of a tribunal formed under the arbitration agreement.

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