News & Updates

If the containers fit, they ship?

The unprecedented demand for container slots fuelled by an increase in consumer spending and port congestion has caused containership rates to rocket. With the industry resorting to alternatives to satisfy global demand,   Ian Short , Director,...

New year, new LMAA Early Neutral Evaluation scheme

The LMAA’s introduction of the Early Neutral Evaluation scheme is a welcome addition to the range of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) mechanisms available for shipping and commodities disputes. Cecilie Rezutka , Associate in CJC’s London...

Elijah's Star rises to Atlantic Challenge

Team Elijah’s Star continued rising to the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge in support of Action Medical Research, as the gruelling 3,000-mile rowing race across the Atlantic Ocean passed the 2,000-mile point in mid-January. CJC is supporting the...

CJC recognised in The Legal 500

CJC would like to express its sincere thanks to our clients for the positive feedback contributing to its recognition as a Tier 3 law firm in the Shipping in London category of the Legal 500 directory and retaining its Tier 2 status in Singapore. Legal 500...

Warm welcome to new joiners

CJC is pleased to welcome back Ahmed Hassan who joins the firm as an Associate solicitor. Ahmed previously worked as Legal Counsel for a London-based shipowner where he handled ship sale and purchase, compliance, insurance and claims related matters. he...

An uncomfortable menage a trois

The assignment of a charter in a ship finance transaction can be a fine balancing act of the competing interests of owner, financier and charterer. Amy Lindemann , Senior Associate at CJC, considers implications arising.  Please click  here...

Implications of Brexit for UK workboat operators

Brexit is having a significant impact on UK workboat operators.  In particular, UK operators in this sector are experiencing difficulties arising out of changes to applicable cabotage rules, visas and work permits, and recognition of UK crew...

When is a buyer entitled to reject cargo for off-specification?

This question arose in the High Court case Galtrade Ltd v BP Oil International Ltd [2021] EWHC 1796 (Comm). David Owens , Director, and Cecilie Rezutka , Associate at CJC, consider implications arising. Please click   here to access the...

How to prepare for the LIBOR transition

The commencement of 2022 marks the staged phasing out of LIBOR. Senior Associate Amy Lindemann explains what steps shipowners should be taking now to prepare for the LIBOR transition. Please click  here   to access the full...

Legal and Contractual Considerations for EEXI and CII

Although January 2023 may appear to be some time away, shipowners and operators are having to consider the likely consequences of the Energy Efficiency Existing Ship Index and the Carbon Intensity Index now.  CJC London Director Ian Short and...
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