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Update on recent developments in the Shipping Industry

For an update on recent developments in the Shipping Industry, click here to listen to our recent webinar. During the webinar, we cover some of the key shipping cases in the last 6 months. We also take a look at electronic bills of lading including how they work, common benefits and pitfalls, as well as … Continue Reading

Congenbill ‘Paramount Clause’ – Hague or Hague / Visby Rules?

In Yemgas FZCO & Ors v Superior Pescadores SA [2016] EWCA Civ 101, the Court of Appeal considered whether the standard ‘Paramount Clause’ wording in the Congenbill incorporates the Hague Rules 1924 (the “HR”) or the Hague/Visby Rules (the “HVR”). The ‘Paramount Clause’ set out on the reverse side of the bills of ladings in … Continue Reading

Commercial Court considers the effect of a Paramount Clause where the Hague-Visby Rules were compulsorily applicable under English law

Posted on behalf of Alexander Sandiforth and Nikhil Datta. In Yemgas Fzco & Ors v Superior Pescadores S.A. Panama, (The Superior Pescadores) [2014] EWHC 971 (Comm), the Commercial Court was asked to consider the effect of a paramount clause in circumstances where the Hague-Visby Rules were compulsorily applicable as a matter of English law (the … Continue Reading
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