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Solving the ‘possession’ problem – Law Commission publishes draft legislation for the legal recognition of electronic trade documents

In our October 2021 blog “Possession as we (don’t) know it!”, we discussed the existing position under English law in respect of electronic trade documents and the scope for reform in light of the Law Commission’s consultation paper and draft legislation “Digital assets: electronic trade documents (2021) Law Commission Consultation Paper No 254”, published on … Continue Reading

More transparency needed in shipping industry to tackle the impact of COVID-19

Early results from our 2020 shipping survey – Navigating a post-COVID world indicate that industry participants believe more transparency is needed to tackle the impact and challenges caused by the pandemic. 66% of respondents so far indicate that transparency and sharing of information might be key to the shipping industry emerging stronger from the crisis. … Continue Reading

Remote surveys – the future?

In these unprecedented times of global shutdown, the shipping industry has been forced to move rapidly into the digital age. Vessels still require their statutory surveys and the clock does not stop just because the surveyors are unable to fly out to a vessel. This has forced flag states and Recognised Organisations (ROs) to develop … Continue Reading

Is the shipping industry embracing the digital age?

How ready is the shipping industry for data and digital technologies? We are conducting a short anonymous survey to discover whether the shipping industry is embracing the digital age. Through collecting responses from companies representing the industry across different sectors and geographies, we’ll be looking to analyse how prepared different segments of the market are for … Continue Reading
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