Dispute resolution expert Marcus Dodds has joined the firm as a Partner in London. He was previously a Partner at Reed Smith, where he was Co-Head of the LNG and offshore groups.
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In this article we discuss the recent case of Begum (on behalf of Mollah) v Maran (UK) Limited and the potential implications for the entire industry regarding ongoing liability in relation to ship recycling.
The transaction was approved, subject to conditions, earlier in the year and involved the financial and commercial arrangements relating to the acquisition by TUIC of the HL Cruises’ business, including its luxury and expedition fleet, consisting of two five-star plus category luxury vessels and three expedition cruise ships.