In Neon Shipping Inc. v. Foreign Economic 7 Technical Corporation Co. of China and another [2016] EWHC 399 (Comm) the Commercial Court dealt with an appeal from London arbitrators in a dispute arising out of a shipbuilding contract (“SBC”).

The time bar issue

The SBC provided in Article XI that:Continue Reading Shipbuilding Contracts – Limitation Periods and Sale of Goods Act

The recent decision of the Commercial Court in the “Genius Star 1” [2011] EWHC 3083 confirms that where there are multiple and conflicting time bar provisions in a charterparty, the Inter-Club Agreement (“ICA”) two-year limitation will prevail.  The judge placed weight on the provision in clause (2) of the ICA 1996 that “the terms of