Briefings

VAT Recovery for Bid Costs

28 June 2018

The CJEU’s Advocate General appears to widen the scope for operating companies to recover VAT on the costs of strategic takeovers.

Blockchain – uses and challenges

27 June 2018

In the last year there has been an explosion of announcements and press releases about new applications of blockchain in the commodities and trade finance sectors. Andrew Hutcheon explores blockchain technology and its potential uses for Gaftaworld.

Vorsichtiges Abrücken von einer früheren, als ‚Flowtex‘ benannten Entscheidung

26 June 2018

Insolvenz und Umfang des Verwertungsrechts des Insolvenzverwalters: Die Entscheidung des Bundesgerichtshofs v. 11.1.2018 zum Verwertungsrecht des Verwalters wird analysiert und deren Auswirkung besprochen.

New rail reform and opening the market up to competition

26 June 2018

While the draft law for the new rail reform has been adopted, investors are getting ready for the opening up of the sector to competition. Alexia Russell looks at what is at stake and the sector’s current financial limitations.

Marine Money: The Sale of Shipping Loan Portfolios/Shipping NPLs

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?

Double Recovery? Damages for Cargo Claims

18 June 2018

The outcome of Sevylor Shipping v Altfadul Company held an owner liable to a bill of lading holders for its full damages claim. Read on to find out why this outcome could be difficult to reconcile with key principles of English law.

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