Article | Posted on 6th Oct 2022

The Miracle Hope [2022] EWHC 2234 (Comm)

In the latest decision regarding letters of indemnity (“LOIs”), the High Court has handed down judgment concerning LOIs being invoked pursuant to a charterparty chain.

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Songa Tankers v OKA Tanker PTE

17th Jun 2024

The decision will be of interest to shipping practitioners, in particular in relation to the scope of the indemnity under the International Group Standard Form Letter of Indemnity A (2010 edition) clauses 2 and 3.

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Successful Section 68 Appeal: Serious Irregularity

11th May 2022

Charterers succeed on appeal for serious irregularity for an award that was contrary to the common position of the parties to the arbitration.

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Sanctions and a Successful Force Majeure Defence

5th May 2022

With the issue of sanctions never more relevant to global shipping, the recent decision of Laysun Service Co Limited v Del Monte International GMBH [2022] EWHC 699 (Comm) has affirmed that a well-drafted force majeure clause can, when unforeseen events take their toll, provide welcome relief from contractual obligations.

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