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Publications

15 August 2017
There has been a long tussle between insolvency lawyers and shipping lawyers over whether a lien over sub-freight ought to be treated as a registrable charge pursuant to the Companies Act. Unfortunately, the score is insolvency lawyers 1 : shipping lawyers 0. In this update, we take a brief look at the case of Siva Ships Intl. Pte Ltd (in liquidation) [2017] SGHC 172 (“Siva Ships”).
15 March 2017
In this update, we look at the case of The Star Quest [2016] 3 SLR 1280; [2016] SGHC 100, where the Singapore High Court granted the shipowner unconditional leave to defend a claim for misdelivery on the ground that it is arguable that the bills of lading issued neither operated as contractual documents nor documents of title; accordingly, there was no requirement for the cargoes to be delivered against presentation of the bills of lading.
12 October 2016
On October 7, the United States of America formally ended its Myanmar sanctions program, through President Obama signing an Executive Order.

Articles

30 November 2017
On 14 November, Kennedys were thrilled to host two inspirational female leaders from the London market. Dawn Miller (CEO of AXA Insurance Company) and Mary O’Connor (Head of Client, Industry and Business Development Global Head of Financial Institutions, Willis Towers Watson) participated in our second ‘Women in Insurance’ event, hosted in London by Kennedys’ partner Suzanne Liversidge.
16 June 2017
On 5 June 2017, Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Egypt, Yemen and Bahrain severed diplomatic and trade ties with Qatar.
15 June 2017
In this update, we look at the recent High Court and Court of Appeal case of Dyna-Jet Pte Ltd v Wilson Taylor Asia Pacific Pte Ltd [2017] 3 SLR; [2016] SGHC 238 and Wilson Taylor Asia Pacific Pte Ltd v Dyna-Jet Pte Ltd [2017] SGCA 32 (“the case”). Both the High Court and Court of Appeal concurred that one-sided arbitration clauses are enforceable and fall within the meaning of an arbitration agreement under s.2 of the International Arbitration Act (Cap 143A, 2002 Rev Ed) (“the IAA”). On the particular facts of the case, the arbitration agreement clause was not invoked.

Case reviews

11 December 2017
The Singapore Court of Appeal recently held that a binding charter party was formed, notwithstanding the presence of a “subject to review” clause.
26 February 2016
High Court rules that an arbitrator erred in finding that an admissible period of good weather must be 24 hours from noon to noon and restricting the breach to one leg of the voyage, rather than applying it to the whole period of the charterparty.
26 February 2016
Court of Appeal holds that benefit of proceeds of subsequent sale are to be taken into account in assessing damages for breach of time charterparty.
 

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