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The US Supreme Court has announced a new rule in maritime tort cases for determining when manufacturers of maritime products and equipment must provide a warning of potential danger due to third party parts incorporated into the product or used in connection with the product.
We are pleased to confirm that we have become the first international law firm to establish a presence in each of the Dominican Republic, Guatemala and Panama as we continue to increase our global footprint through three new Associations.
Case review 08-03-2019
"That a claim in respect of cargo cannot be asserted by way of deduction from the freight, is a long established rule in English law". This “long established rule” has served carriers since at least the beginning of the 19th century and has been approved by the courts since then. More recently, it has been extended to modes of transport other than ocean carriage.
If no deal is struck or a hard Brexit achieved, it can be anticipated that, at least initially, there will be a degree of disruption as the borders try to cope with the new (and likely increased) procedures.
In a global insurance environment facing change at an unprecedented rate, the London Market’s experience and expertise remains reassuringly consistent. As 2019 promises to continue down this evolutionary path, we offer our predictions on some of the London Market’s priority areas.
From 1 January 2020, the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) will enforce a new 0.5% global sulphur cap on marine fuel – which is lower than the present limit of 3.5%.
Case review 12-12-2018
Volcafe provides the first authoritative analysis of the burden of proof under the Hague and Hague-Visby Rules. The decision by the Supreme Court overturned The Glendarroch , rejected dicta previously thought to be authoritative and places a legal burden on the carrier to disprove causative negligence.
Kennedys CMK is seeing an increased use of “imported goods agreements” (IGAs) in the US, under which the customers of logistics providers are able to secure in transit trade financing.
On 27 September 2018, the International Association of Classification Societies published nine of its 12 recommendations on cyber safety in a bid to highlight the cyber resilience requirements of ships throughout their operational lives. The remaining three recommendations will be released in Q4 of 2018.
Case review 31-10-2018
On 12 October 2018 the Commercial Court handed down judgment in the Mamancochet Mining case.