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High Court rules on inconsistency in charterparty arbitration clauses and applicable curial law

Reed Smith (Lianjun Li and Min Li of the Hong Kong office, Nick Shaw and Halani Lloyd of the London office) recently represented the successful Charterers in Shagang South-Asia (Hong Kong) Trading Co. Ltd v Daewoo Logistics [2015] EWHC 194 (Comm). The Respondent Owners chartered their vessel to the Claimant Charterers by a fixture note, … Continue Reading

Owners’ demand for future hire held not to amount to a waiver of their right to terminate

The Commercial Court has considered the issue of whether Owners had waived their right to terminate a charterparty for non-payment of hire by serving a demand for future hire (Parbulk II A/S v Heritage Maritime Ltd [2011] EWHC 2917 (Comm)). Charterers had bareboat chartered Owners’ vessel, with hire to be paid in advance on two … Continue Reading