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The publication of the 2020 editions of the legal directories covering Asia Pacific has seen Kennedys continue its ranking success.
Case review 05/09/2019
Construction and scope of jurisdiction agreements and the court’s jurisdiction to restrain proceedings in breach
Commercial Court grants anti-suit injunction restraining foreign proceedings as being a vexatious and oppressive circumvention of Charterparty jurisdiction clause, despite Applicant not being a party to it.
Our Singapore office recently briefed the market on some key issues impacting the marine sector including the forthcoming sulphur cap, the increase of phishing scams and the effect of sanction clauses.
We are pleased to announce that the publication of the 2019 editions of legal directories covering Asia Pacific has seen us continue recent rankings success.
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%.
On 8 May 2018, President Trump announced the end of the US’s participation in the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action commonly known as the Iran nuclear deal, and further announced that the US would be re-imposing sanctions against Iran which had been suspended since 16 January 2016.
Following the US summit between US President Trump and North Korean Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un, we pause here to consider its significance, the impact on US-North Korea relations, and the the position of “neutral” countries on trade sanctions.
In this briefing we consider some recent UK and overseas court decisions addressing issues including: appointing arbitrators out of time; whether an arbitrator had acted ‘fairly’; claims dismissed for inordinate or inexcusable delay; the scope of a charterparty lien in Singapore; the application of war risks insurance; what ‘management of the ship’ includes; and apportionment of liability between owners and charterers.
Case review 21/06/2018
Singapore Court of Appeal considers whether a charterparty lien on sub-freight is a registerable charge
The Singapore Court of Appeal has affirmed the earlier High Court’s decision that, under Singapore law, a charterparty lien on sub-freight is a floating charge that is registrable under s131(3)(g) of the Companies Act.
Case review 16/03/2018
In The Eurohope, the Singapore High Court was asked to consider whether a ship can be arrested in Singapore for the purpose of obtaining security in aid of foreign court proceedings.