A summary of recent developments, and insights, in relation to the implementation of the UAE Federal Law No. (8) of 2018 on Finance Leases.
A common-sense approach: welcome guidance on 1976 Limitation Convention meaning of “operator”14 July 2020
This article discusses the Admiralty Court’s guidance on the meaning of a ship “manager” and “operator”, in the context of a claim for a limitation of liability for property damage under the 1976 Convention on Limitation of Liability for Maritime Claims.
Following a recent judgment, shipowners will have to ensure that, through its agents and servants, due diligence is exercised to produce a non-defective passage plan that clearly contains the necessary warnings.
Christoforos Bisbikos features in prominent bi-monthly maritime publication, Marine Money. The article looks at Chinese leasing which has now grown to control its largest ever portion of the global ship finance space.
By the end of the year, both EU flagged and non-EU flagged vessels that call at port or anchorage in an EU Member State will be required to have a certified IHM on board; this article considers the difficulties posed by COVID-19 for compliance and the emerging solutions.
Partner Evangelos Catsambas looks at the English High Court’s clarification of the scope of a typical time charterparty capture/seizure/arrest clause in the context of ship piracy and its impact on the shipping community.
Italian VAT law has recently been changed so that the place of supply of services relating to the leasing and chartering of a yacht is now the place where the leased or chartered yacht is actually used by the customer.
Full Metal Jacket: Change of trustee in Utah aircraft owning common law trust triggers a metal transfer21 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.
This article examines the recent Commercial Court comments that an airline operator’s aircraft leases were not frustrated by the effects of Covid-19.
Our Partner Toby Royal was recently interviewed in an article by Seatrade on the topic of the Poseidon Principles. Toby was a member of the team which provided legal oversight and drafting input for the Principles.