Briefings

Full Metal Jacket: Change of trustee in Utah aircraft owning common law trust triggers a metal transfer

21 May 2019

Dominic Pearson looks into the nature of common law trusts in Utah and how this affects aircraft owners. He considers the requirements for a metal transfer in the event of a change of trustee.

Checking the right boxes to secure financing

1 May 2019

Our Partners, Lindsey Keeble, Christina Howard and Florian Kutzbach deliver key financing advice. First published by Port Strategy here: www.portstrategy.com.

Whose mine is it anyway? Jurisdiction and parent company liability for foreign subsidiaries

26 April 2019

Our authors take a look at the UK Supreme Court’s judgment in Vedanta Resources PLC v Lungowe. The decision contains important comments on determining parent company liability and which jurisdictions substantial justice can be obtained.

Landmark decision on resisting enforcement of adjudication decision on grounds of fraud

17 April 2019

In a very significant decision handed down today, the English High Court has refused to enforce an adjudication decision on the basis that there was a properly arguable defence that the decision had been obtained by fraud. The case, in which WFW acted for the successful party, appears to be the first occasion on which the court has refused to order enforcement in such circumstances.

The impact of a recent decision on “smash and grab” and “true value” adjudications

16 April 2019

Greater clarity and guidance to the construction industry has been provided regarding when a paying party which is the subject of a so called “smash and grab” adjudication may then launch a separate “true value” adjudication.

IMO 2020 sulphur requirements: Key contract issues for shipowners to consider

12 April 2019

Our authors look at the key issues for shipowners in contracts for the acquisition, transport, installation and commissioning of scrubbers to meet IMO 2020 sulphur requirements.