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A Smart judgment for owners: An owner can demand payment of freight under a Bill of Lading even if head charterers have paid hire in full8 July 2021

In a recent judgment of the English Commercial Court, The M/V Smart , which will be welcomed by owners, Mr Justice Butcher held that a shipowner could demand direct payment of freight under a bill of lading even though the bill of lading stated that the freight was payable “as per charterparty” and the vessel’s time charterer was not in default.

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WFW advises Kenergy on Spanish joint venture with Reden8 July 2021

We advised Kenergy Ventures BV on the formation and implementation of a joint venture agreement with Reden Development Spain S.L. to develop photovoltaic projects in Spain. This joint venture is the first step in a long-term alliance between Kenergy and Reden Solar to develop renewable energy projects in Spain.

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‘New Normal’ Commercial Rents8 July 2021

The Covid-19 pandemic has required the Courts to grapple with novel questions regarding the renewal of commercial leases. This article explores some of the most impactful decisions on contractual risk allocation and valuation.

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Commercial Disputes Weekly – Issue 816 July 2021

In this week’s Commercial Disputes Weekly, a Supreme Court decision on the procedure for enforcing arbitration awards against foreign states, a Privy Council decision on setting aside arbitration awards on public policy grounds, plus an important warning on the recording of remote hearings.

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Expert Duties – A Triple Threat?5 July 2021

In three recent cases, the English courts have provided a series of warnings on the uses and abuses of expert evidence, from guidance on the avoidance of conflicts to the implications of a failure by experts to comply with their duties.

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