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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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