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The Supreme Court has handed down an eagerly-awaited judgment setting out the approach to be taken in ascertaining the law governing arbitration agreements, providing clarity to the question of which system of law should govern the validity and scope of an arbitration agreement in circumstances where the governing law of the contract is different from the law of the nominated seat of arbitration (Enka Insaat Ve Sanayi A.S. v OOO Insurance Company Chubb [2020] UKSC 38).  

The English High Court has recently handed down judgment in the “Eternal Bliss,” providing a firm answer to a long-standing question concerning the availability of damages where a ship is on demurrage.

Due to the reduced demand during the Covid-19 pandemic for both road transportation and aviation fuels, it appears that these fuels are being used as blending agents in marine fuels.

BIMCO LAW AND ARBITRATION CLAUSE 2020 ENGLISH LAW | LONDON ARBITRATION* (a) This contract shall be governed by and construed in accordance with [English] law and any dispute arising out of or in connection with this contract shall be referred exclusively to arbitration in [London] in accordance with the [Arbitration Act 1996] or any statutory modification or re-enactment thereof save to the extent necessary to give effect to the provisions of this clause. The seat of arbitration shall be [London] even where any hearing takes place in another jurisdiction.

The new China Civil Code (CCC), which will come into effect on 1st January, 2021 introduces significant changes to various sectors of Chinese law and will impact those doing business in China. In this article, we look at some of the potential impacts that on shipping.


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