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Refund Guarantees

Refund Guarantees Author Mark Davis
ISBN-10 9781317746188
Release 2015-05-22
Pages 201
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A refund guarantee is an essential component of almost every shipbuilding project, without which the buyer will be unwilling or unable to proceed. There is no standard form of refund guarantee in universal usage, and both the form and substance of refund guarantee instruments vary widely from case to case. The ambiguity or uncertainty of the meaning of refund guarantee instruments, against a backdrop of a sharp downturn in the shipping markets, has led to numerous disputes in recent years concerning refund guarantees, which have been the subject of a number of important decisions of the English Courts. This is the first English law text book dedicated to the subject of refund guarantees. It provides essential guidance as to the issues arising and the pitfalls to be avoided. It analyses the specimen form of guarantee annexed to Bimco’s NEWBUILDCON form, and covers topics such as the circumstances in which the liability of the guarantor may be discharged, and when a builder may be entitled to obtain an injunction to restrain payment under a refund guarantee. It will be an essential and practical guide for those engaged in the shipbuilding industry, including shipbuilders, shipowners, banks and insurance companies, P&I clubs, and those advising them.



The Law of Shipbuilding Contracts

The Law of Shipbuilding Contracts Author Simon Curtis
ISBN-10 9781317984351
Release 2014-04-03
Pages 466
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This is the leading text on shipbuilding and marine construction, already widely used on a global basis by shipowners, shipbuilders and their commercial and legal advisers. It is now ten years since the last edition and much has changed in the world of shipbuilding since then, particularly in the period since 2008 which has seen numerous attempts by owners to renegotiate the prices and/or delivery dates of tonnage and an enormous increase in the level of “vessel rejection” and cancellation disputes. The Law of Shipbuilding Contracts examines the principles of English contract law as these apply to shipbuilding. This edition comments in detail upon the Shipbuilders’ Association of Japan Form but now contrasts this with the NEWBUILDCON from BIMCO in 2007 and the China Maritime Arbitration Commission Forms from 2011 where these are significantly different. It also includes sections dealing with agreements ancillary to the shipbuilding contract and conversion contracts. Overview of book: Since the last edition in 2002, China has become a major global exporter of newbuildings and new BIMCO shipbuilding contract form has been published. Although retaining the original format of commentary on the Japanese (SAJ) standard form shipbuilding contract, the new edition contrasts this with the BIMCO form and the recently published China Maritime Arbitration Commission (CMAC) form in order to provide a broad ranging analysis of this complex subject. The book details the principles of English contract law as these apply to international shipbuilding. It will, as in the previous editions, also include sections dealing with the guarantees and other agreements which support the shipbuilding contract and with ship conversion contracts Essential reading for: - Purchasers and charterers of newbuilding tonnage - Shipbuilders and offshore construction yards - Lawyers and insurers working in the maritime and offshore oil and gas sectors - Banks and other finance providers



The Law of Ship Mortgages

The Law of Ship Mortgages Author David Osborne
ISBN-10 9781317660422
Release 2016-09-13
Pages 636
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Thought to be the most comprehensive guide to English law relating to ship mortgages, the second edition of The Law of Ship Mortgages has been highly anticipated. This fully-updated and complete explanation provides practitioners with a practical, commercially-based, and definitive guide to the English law of ship mortgages as well as important related areas such as conflict of laws and insolvency. The authors, being seasoned practitioners themselves, bring their practical experience to bear on a number of difficult and developing areas of the law, such as: mortgagees’ duties, liability to charterers, conflicts of laws, work-outs and cross border insolvency. New to this edition: In-depth analysis of noteworthy cases such as The WD Fairway litigation, PK Airfinance v Alpstream, and Tropical Reefer and Anton Durbeck v DNB Enhanced coverage of issues such as security interests in ships, priority, and third party involvement Completely revised and reordered content, to better reflect practitioner needs Written with practitioners in mind, this new edition will be extremely useful to legal professionals working in any jurisdiction that is involved in international ship finance, as well as post-graduate students and academics.



Offshore Construction

Offshore Construction Author Stuart Beadnall
ISBN-10 9781317628118
Release 2016-06-10
Pages 370
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With thirty per cent of the world’s oil and gas production coming from offshore areas, the construction of specialist vessels to perform offshore operations is a crucial part of the industry. However, with exploration and production being performed in increasingly exacting locations, the scope for disputes arising from cost overruns, scheduling delays and technical difficulties is immense. In the absence of legal precedent, this ground-breaking title provides practical guidance on avoiding and resolving disputes in the construction of offshore units and vessels, including FPSOs, drilling units, OSVs and fixed platforms. Written by a leading team at Stephenson Harwood, this book covers the entire construction process from initial concept right through to installation, at each stage commenting on typical contract terms and offering expert advice based on real-life examples. Key topics include: Design risk Changes to the work Consequences of delay Acceptance Tests Termination Dispute resolution This unique text will be of enormous assistance both to legal practitioners and offshore construction professionals including project managers, financiers, insurers, and sub-contractors.



Berlingieri on Arrest of Ships

Berlingieri on Arrest of Ships Author Francesco Berlingieri
ISBN-10 9781135117474
Release 2013-08-29
Pages 880
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This book is an invaluable source of information about the claims in respect of which a ship may be arrested in the various maritime countries of the world, the conditions for obtaining an order of arrest, the need, if any, for a security, the manner by which the ship that has been arrested may be released, the possibility of a multiple arrest and the jurisdiction on the merits. Berlingieri provides an analysis and insightful commentary, on an article per article and paragraph per paragraph basis, of the 1952 International Convention for the Unification of Certain Rules Relating to the Arrest of Sea-Going Ships and the 1999 International Convention on Arrest of Ships (entering into force September 2011). New to this edition Updating of the information on the interpretation of the 1952 Convention in a number of Contracting States An analysis of the adoption of the rules of the 1999 Conventions in various States of the world, including China, the member States of the Communauté Économique et Monétaire de l’Afrique Centrale (Cameroon, Congo, Gabon, Tchad), the member States of the Comunidad Andina (Bolivia, Columbia, Ecuador and Peru) and Venezuela. This book is a useful reference tool for practitioners, as well as academics and post-graduate students of maritime law.



Voyage Charters

Voyage Charters Author Julian Cooke
ISBN-10 9781317746263
Release 2014-09-19
Pages 1329
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Widely regarded as the leading authority on voyage charters, this book is the most comprehensive and intellectually-rigorous analysis of the area, is regularly cited in court and by arbitrators, and is the go-to guide for drafting and disputing charterparty contracts. Voyage Charters provides the reader with a clause-by-clause analysis of the two major charterparty forms: the Gencon standard charterparty contract and the Asbatankvoy form. It also delivers thorough treatment of COGSA and the Hague and Hague-Visby Rules, a comparative analysis of English and United States law, and a detailed section on arbitration awards. Key features of the fourth edition: The only textbook to deal specifically with this key area of maritime law Written by an impressive team of highly-regarded maritime authorities from both sides of the Atlantic Contains a wealth of updated English and American case law and arbitrations, as well as addressing broader issues such as Rome II Regulation Convention regarding the conflict of laws Practical user-friendly guide, which is accessible not only to lawyers but also shipping professionals A new, detailed United States law section on COGSA This book is an indispensable, practical guide for both contentious and non-contentious shipping law practitioners, and postgraduate students studying this area of law.



Time Charters

Time Charters Author Terence Coghlin
ISBN-10 9781317746201
Release 2014-12-05
Pages 928
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Acclaimed as the standard reference work on the law relating to time charters, this new edition provides a comprehensive treatment of the subject, accessible and useful both to shipping lawyers and to shipowners, charterers, P&I Clubs and other insurers. It provides full coverage of both English and U.S. law, now updated with all the important decisions since the previous edition. The English decisions covered in the new edition include: The Kos (the Supreme Court on the effect of withdrawing a ship with cargo on board); The Athena (nature of off-hire; meaning of 'loss of time’/'time thereby lost'); The Kyla (damage to ship and frustration); The Silver Constellation, The Savina Caylyn and The Rowan (oil company approval of chartered ships); The Captain Stefanos, The Saldanha, The Triton Lark and The Paiwan Wisdom (effects of piracy); The Kildare and The Wren (damages for early termination); The T S Singapore (off-hire where ship going 'towards but not to' the port ordered), and The Lehmann Timber, The Bulk Chile and The Western Moscow (owners' liens) The new edition also features many significant new U.S. decisions, including: Stolt-Nielsen v. Animal Feeds Intl. (Supreme Court rules class-action arbitration not permitted unless parties agree in arbitration agreement); ATHOS I (Circuit Court finds that safe berth provision in charterparty is a warranty and not merely a due diligence obligation); The M/V SAMHO DREAM (arbitrators direct petitioner to post $14.2M security on respondent’s counterclaim) and Maroc Fruit Board v. M/V VINSON (CP arbitration clause incorporated in bill of lading not "signed" or "contained in an exchange of letters or telegrams" under NY Convention).



Shipping and the Environment

Shipping and the Environment Author Colin De La Rue
ISBN-10 9781317375814
Release 2015-06-03
Pages 1360
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The first edition of this book was quickly acclaimed as the new leading text worldwide on the law and practice of pollution from ships. The second edition deals with a variety of developments since then in this fast-moving subject: the Erika and the Prestige; changes in international law on maritime safety and compensation; latest decisions on claims for compensation; analysis of the SCOPIC regime; new material on ports of refuge, transboundary movements, and pollution from offshore craft; latest cases and regulatory changes in the US; and enlarged chapters on enforcement of laws and criminal sanctions. Like its predecessor, the second edition is superbly indexed and written clearly with the needs in mind of a wide international readership.



Admiralty Jurisdiction and Practice

Admiralty Jurisdiction and Practice Author Nigel Meeson
ISBN-10 9781317424215
Release 2017-11-27
Pages 660
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Admiralty Jurisdiction and Practice is the definitive work on litigation in the Admiralty Court. It provides unrivalled commentary and analysis of the key principles of admiralty law, from jurisdiction and procedure to forms and precedents, and is firmly established as the leading reference guide for today’s maritime practitioner. The authors also deal with several topics not covered elsewhere, including the impact of insolvency, the interplay between jurisdiction and practice, limitation periods, the role of international conventions, and collision action rules. The fifth edition has been fully updated to include new case law and vital changes in Commercial Court practice and procedure. It also includes brand new material on the topical jurisdictions of Hong Kong and South Africa, including a comparison to English law and expert commentary on important issues such as ship arrest. This book is a first choice for all those concerned with admiralty law.



Enforcement of Maritime Claims

Enforcement of Maritime Claims Author David Jackson
ISBN-10 9781135119225
Release 2013-08-22
Pages 1072
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The fourth edition consists of consideration of all aspects of the jurisdiction of English courts and arbitrators over maritime claims, applicable law, judgments, remedies and security interests, including the continuing critical impact of membership of the European Union. The comprehensive updating encompasses legislative, convention and judicial developments since the publication of the last edition in 2000 – in particular the replacement of the amended Brussels Jurisdiction and Judgments Convention 1968 by Council Regulation 44/2001 and its effect on other maritime convention jurisdiction provisions, relevant Civil Procedure Rules and judicial interpretation of both.



Bills of Lading

Bills of Lading Author Richard Aikens
ISBN-10 9781317613459
Release 2015-12-22
Pages 558
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Bills of Lading form an essential part of the carriage of goods by sea and international trade. Their multi-functional nature, together with the large volume of case law and regulation, make the law in this field as complex is it is commercially vital. This bestselling book provides a detailed analysis of the law and practice applicable to bills of lading before, during and after shipment, helping today’s busy practitioner to quickly and easily find the information they need. This book has been fully revised and updated with all of the major developments since its first edition, including: Reference to increasingly important Singapore and Far-Eastern decisions An analysis of modern developments in seaworthiness, from vetting and approval clauses to the topical issues of vulnerability and piracy attacks Detailed examination of misdelivery, fraudulent or forged bills of lading, and delivery without production of a bill of lading Revised coverage of conflicts and procedural matters, including anti-suit injunctions, jurisdiction battles and the scope of arbitration Reference to relevant European law relating to issues of jurisdiction and procedure Comprehensive treatment of Switched bills, transhipment, house bills, deck carriage and container cargo New material on the practical implications of electronic bills of lading This text continues to provide an indispensable reference for maritime practitioners and institutions worldwide. ?



Laytime and Demurrage

Laytime and Demurrage Author John Schofield
ISBN-10 9781317424253
Release 2015-12-22
Pages 584
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Laytime and Demurrage is the leading authority for all queries pertaining to this vital aspect of maritime law. It has continued to offer reliable, authoritative, and in-depth analysis since the first edition published in 1986. Praised for its unrivalled coverage and lucid writing style, this book provides a comprehensive overview of all aspects of laytime and demurrage, tracing the development of the law from its origins in the nineteenth century right up to the present day. The author delivers an in-depth analysis of both fixed and customary laytime clauses, the rules relating to commencement of laytime in berth, dock and port charters, and discusses under which circumstances laytime can be suspended. Furthermore, it analyses demurrage rules and vital issues such as despatch, detention and frustration. This seventh edition includes all key judicial and arbitral decisions reported since the sixth edition published in 2011. It also covers suffixes in connection with laytime measured in terms of Working days and Weather Working Days, and disputes arising from tender of NORs at the end of the sea passage. Laytime and Demurrage is an invaluable guide for both legal practitioners and maritime professionals worldwide, including commodity traders and brokers, shipping companies, P&I Clubs, shipowners, charterers, and arbitrators.



International Cargo Insurance

International Cargo Insurance Author John Dunt
ISBN-10 9781317999232
Release 2013-07-18
Pages 500
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International Cargo Insurance examines the law and practice of marine cargo insurance on a worldwide basis, and provides the busy practitioner the information needed to quickly and accurately resolve cargo insurance coverage issues, wherever they may arise. The book concentrates on the law in the United States and England. It then examines other countries with a common law tradition including Hong Kong, Singapore, Japan and Australia. The civil law systems are highlighted in a number of key trading nations: Italy, Germany, France and Norway. The book includes chapters on South Africa as well as the People’s Republic of China. It concludes with a comparative law chapter concentrating on issues that arise in practice in cargo coverage cases. This chapter also examines how the Institute Cargo Clauses have been construed by Courts worldwide. The appendices include the standard cargo policy insurance terms used in each jurisdiction, some translated for the first time for this volume, as well as translations of the relevant statutes and commercial codes, many not available elsewhere.



Liability for oil pollution and collisions

Liability for oil pollution and collisions Author Z. Oya Özçayir
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105060371254
Release 1998
Pages 573
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Liability for oil pollution and collisions has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Liability for oil pollution and collisions also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Liability for oil pollution and collisions book for free.



The Law of Tug and Tow and Offshore Contracts

The Law of Tug and Tow and Offshore Contracts Author Simon Rainey
ISBN-10 9781351364843
Release 2017-12-12
Pages 876
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Fully updated and revised to take into account the new BIMCO Supplytime 2017 contract with a detailed analysis of the changes since the Supplytime 2005 form and including a new analysis, for the first time, of the BIMCO Bargehire form, this is the only modern work on the law of towage and offshore vessel services. It gives a comprehensive and extensively researched account of the general law coupled with a detailed clause-by-clause commentary and analysis of all of the major standard contracts used in the international offshore, towage and heavylift sectors, comprising the BIMCO Towcon, Towhire, Supplytime and Heavylift forms, the full suite of BIMCO Wreck Removal forms and, now, also the BIMCO Bargehire form, as well as the ISU Salvcon and Salvhire forms. The Law of Tug and Tow and Offshore Contracts has rapidly established itself as a leading text and is written by, Simon Rainey QC, one of the foremost shipping practitioners with unrivalled experience in the field. Key reasons to buy The Law of Tug and Tow and Offshore Contracts, Fourth Edition • the only clause-by-clause commentary on all of the major standard form contracts used by the offshore industry • the only in-depth analysis of the drafting history of the BIMCO standard form offshore contracts, comparing the recent amended versions in their drafting context; • the only authoritative analysis of the case law and arbitration decisions affecting the towage and offshore industries • written from the perspective of a leading practitioner with unrivalled practical experience over many years of the contract forms and of the issues which arise under them (many of which are unreported) and involved in almost all of the leading cases and arbitrations in the field • written with an eye on the practicalities of how the contracts work given the everyday problems which arise in the industry, with guidance where the standard forms may require amendment



Ship Sale and Purchase

Ship Sale and Purchase Author Iain Goldrein
ISBN-10 9781317984399
Release 2013-06-07
Pages 400
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Ship Sale and Purchase is an essential working guide for anyone involved in the business of making ship sale contracts and also in the resolution of related disputes. It continues to be of great practical use, highlighting typical problems and tensions between the parties to ship sale contracts, as well as best practice. This sixth edition contains a clause-by-clause commentary on SALEFORM 2012, the latest edition of the highly successful Memorandum of Agreement for the Sale and Purchase of Ships, issued by BIMCO and the Norwegian Shipbrokers Association. Key differences with the previous SALEFORM are described in order to help all involved get up to speed. Recent case law is evaluated to highlight contractual issues that have arisen in recent years and a comprehensive description of the many ways in which the standard form provisions may be modified to suit the particular requirements of each transaction. It provides complete coverage on the subject by including a practical overview of two other ship sale contracts, the current (1999) edition of Nipponsale and the first edition (2011) of the Singapore Ship Sale Form.



Laytime and Demurrage

Laytime and Demurrage Author John Schofield
ISBN-10 9781317424246
Release 2015-12-22
Pages 584
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Laytime and Demurrage is the leading authority for all queries pertaining to this vital aspect of maritime law. It has continued to offer reliable, authoritative, and in-depth analysis since the first edition published in 1986. Praised for its unrivalled coverage and lucid writing style, this book provides a comprehensive overview of all aspects of laytime and demurrage, tracing the development of the law from its origins in the nineteenth century right up to the present day. The author delivers an in-depth analysis of both fixed and customary laytime clauses, the rules relating to commencement of laytime in berth, dock and port charters, and discusses under which circumstances laytime can be suspended. Furthermore, it analyses demurrage rules and vital issues such as despatch, detention and frustration. This seventh edition includes all key judicial and arbitral decisions reported since the sixth edition published in 2011. It also covers suffixes in connection with laytime measured in terms of Working days and Weather Working Days, and disputes arising from tender of NORs?at the end of the sea passage. Laytime and Demurrage is an invaluable guide for both legal practitioners and maritime professionals worldwide, including commodity traders and brokers, shipping companies, P&I Clubs, shipowners, charterers, and arbitrators.