Welcome to the fourth edition of Watson Farley & Williams’ maritime disputes newsletter.
In this issue we highlight:
A number of significant RECENT MARITIME DECISIONS made by the English courts, including:
- An important decision which clarifies whether both damages and demurrage are available in relation to a single breach of a voyage charterparty.
- A case in which WFW acted for the successful lenders, where arguments that personal guarantees of shipping loans had been the result of undue influence, were rejected.
- A potentially far-reaching decision concerning liability arising out of ship scrapping.
Decisions made by the English courts on MORE GENERAL CONTRACT TOPICS, which include:
- The Supreme Court’s final word on the governing law of an arbitration agreement.
- A decision which has refined the rule against the recovery of reflective loss.
- The approach to the interpretation of standard form contracts.
We are also delighted to welcome new partner, Marcus Dodds, to our London disputes team. Marcus is a highly experienced litigator and former ship’s Captain, with over thirty years’ experience in the maritime sector. Read more about Marcus’ arrival here.
Finally, we are delighted to welcome Anastasia Dola, a senior associate, to our Athens disputes team. Anastasia is an experienced maritime disputes lawyer, having worked for another leading maritime law firm for 12 years, as well as for a Greek-based shipowner.