This edition of Commercial Disputes Weekly contains reminders of the need for clear contract drafting, as well as considering whether there was apparent bias following a judge's speech and when a Master's negligence gives a shipowner a defence to breach of charterer's orders.
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Following the successful launch in February 2021 of our first in-depth report ‘The Sustainability Imperative’, now more than ever we are seeing how the maritime sector is exposed to the impact of global mega-trends such as climate change and the rise in international trade tensions.
Exploring how those within the industry – owners, charterers, financiers and investors – grapple with the current and anticipated environmental, social and corporate governance challenges, and what they mean for the industry, forms the basis of our follow-up report.
The opinions of over 500 industry participants have once again been surveyed and we are excited to share these insights with you in our highly anticipated report The Sustainability Imperative – Part 2.
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This article provides practical guidance on the application of the European Union Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS) regulations, which will soon be extended to maritime transport in France.
Robert has 18 years’ experience in private practice advising on corporate and transactional matters.