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In this article, Neil Henderson considers the recent Court of Appeal decision in National Shipping Company of Saudi Arabia v BP Oil Supply Company (“The Abqaiq”)  EWCA Civ 1127.
This decision in the contentious area of the demurrage time bar suggests a victory for common sense.
Many commercial lawyers will in recent years have had to turn their attention to insolvency cases at one time or another. …Read More
On 1st July 1997 Hong Kong became a Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China.
Under that deal, Hong Kong’s sovereignty was handed over to the PRC but the existing rights and freedoms were guaranteed in a mini-constitution called the Basic Law.…Read More
The Bribery Act 2010 came into force on 1 July 2011 broadening the scope of criminal offences and targeting 'facilitation payments'.
Stone Chambers barristers Philip Riches and Liisa Lahti have written an article which considers these facilitation payments in the shipping & maritime sector, which has been identified as a "high risk" industry.
This article in particular looks at facilitation payments and: