We are delighted to offer a series of webinars looking at some of the notable issues shipowners and operators face in the near to medium term, with insight from our leading experts in issues of maritime environmental, tax and employment law.
Commodities disputes have kept the courts busy this week and allowed the first reported decision on the implied term that insurers will pay claims within a reasonable period. Commercial Disputes Weekly also looks at a Supreme Court decision on the Housing Act 1985 and a case of enforcement of personal guarantees.
In Commercial Dispute Weekly Issue 107, the cases address some contractual basics; offer and acceptance, jurisdiction clauses and quantification of damages for breach. We also look at a decision highlighting the often difficult issue of when litigation privilege begins.
In the final part of a two-part series of articles, we examine the international legal and regulatory framework and the significant ESG risks that deep-sea mining has the potential to create.
In part one of a two-part series of articles, we examine why we may need to look at deep-sea mining and what is required to make it happen in practical terms.
As of 1 January 2020, shipowners and lessors may apply an exceptional tax depreciation when acquiring equipment using decarbonised energy for the main or auxiliary propulsion of a vessel.
In this brief update, we consider how leaked amendments to the draft EU Maritime Emissions Trading System (ETS) proposal could impact the apportionment of ETS costs and liabilities in the maritime sector.
The transaction included a margin adjustment mechanism based on carbon intensity rating as an incentive for the owner to reduce carriers’ carbon emissions.
Watson Farley & Williams acted as English law counsel to CPLP Shipping Holdings PLC on the issuance and public offering of a US$150m corporate bond on the Athens Stock Exchange, guaranteed by Capital Product Partners L.P.
In Support of Maritime Arbitrations (Part 2): The courts’ powers to preserve evidence, property and assets and order attendance of witnesses25 November 2021
In the second article of this series, Partner Mike Phillips and Associate Sylvie Allen discuss the courts’ powers under the Arbitration Act 1996 to preserve evidence, property and assets and order the attendance of witnesses in LMAA arbitrations.