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Exiting an unwanted/unaffordable contract 'early'

How can you exit early a contract that has become unaffordable as a result of a downturn in business due to COVID 19?

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Limitation Convention 1976 - Admiralty Court clarification

Who qualifies as an 'opertor' and/or 'manager' of a Vessel under the Limitation Convention 1976?

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International Chamber of Shipping COVID 19 Guidance

The International Chamber of Shipping has issued Guidance for safe shipboard interface between ship and shore personnel, in response to COVID 19.

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India's COVID 19 Lockdown - Effects on Shipping & Trade Sectors

There has been a huge rise in large demurrage claims resulting from extended Vessel delays at Indian ports due to the Indian Government's 'lockdown' order in March.

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London Arbitration Success for IY LEGAL

IY LEGAL has recently won a complex LMAA Arbitration concerning a failed Petcoke shipment to Tunisia.  

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COVID 19 Update

During the COVID 19 crisis, we remain ‘open’ and ‘at work’ full time as usual, assisting clients with a wide range of contractual and non-performance issues and disputes.

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What is the legal status of a warehouse receipt?

That was the interesting question recently before the Commercial Court, which we discuss in this article.

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2020 UK Legal Awards

2020 Legal Awards success for IY LEGAL.  

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Year of the Rat - 2020

Happy Year of the Rat (Chinese New Year 2020) to all of our Chinese clients, supporters and friends.

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Seasons Greetings

A very Happy Christmas and prosperous New Year to all of our clients, supporters and friends!

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Shipping & the Law 2019 - Conference in Naples

Congratulations to Studio Legale Lauro and the other organisers of the 10th Edition of the annual 'Shipping & the Law Conference' in Naples, Italy.

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New Petcoke Trading Platform

IY LEGAL has been advising a London/Swiss group of commodity traders and investors on setting up a new electronic platform for trading physical Petcoke, with a price index and standardised sale/purchase terms. 

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'Mutual Insurance' Advice and Support from IY LEGAL

In the last few months we have advised a new Mutual Insurer to set up a range of Risk Cover policies for its business Members.

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A defective 'Passage Plan' renders a vessel 'unseaworthy'

In a recent General Average case (Alize v Allianze Elementar [2019]), the English Admiralty Court had to decide whether or not a vessel was legally ‘unseaworthy’ by virtue of a defective passage plan and found that is was!

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Acquisition of a large fleet of Tugs and Salvage vessels

We have recently assisted a well-known tug operator acquire a EUROS 20 million plus interest in a large fleet of tugs and salvage vessels.

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