News & Updates

Sinking the Italian Torpedo?

CJC’s team of Allen Marks and Alex Hudson represented the successful Respondents in this important jurisdiction contest. Judgment was handed down in the English High Court on 5 August 2020. The underlying claim is in relation to a super-yacht that was a CTL worth £25m. A more detailed article is attached.

Marshall Islands update: Economic Substance Reporting

Following the introduction of the Marshall Islands (RMI) Economic Substance Regulations, 2018, all non-resident domestic entities (NRDEs) and foreign maritime entities (FMEs) must file an annual report on economic substance. Partner James Clayton, and...

CJC Miami admitted in US Virgin Islands

CJC Associate Chase Jansson has been admitted to the Bar of the United States Virgin Islands (USVI) as a Regular Member. Chase joins CJC Miami Office Director Neil Bayer who has maintained his  pro hac vice  admission in the jurisdiction for...

The Prevention Principle and other drafting considerations

In the case of  Jiangsu Guoxin Corporation Ltd (formerly known as Sainty Marine Corporation Ltd) - v - Precious Shipping Public Co. Ltd.  [2020] EWHC 1030 (Comm), Campbell Johnston Clark, together with Hisun Law firm, acted on behalf of a...

Shipbuilder guarantee under scrutiny

A dispute over whether a shipbuilding contract guarantee was a ‘demand’ guarantee or a ‘see to it’ guarantee prompted Shanghai Shipyard Co Ltd v Reignwood International Investment (Group) Co Ltd – QBD (Comm Ct) [2020] EWHC 803...

New Joiners

London adds to liabilities expertise Ayodeji Sasegbon is set to join CJC’s London office on August 1 as an Associate bringing with him extensive experience in marine liabilities and the major adjusting lines. Deji joins from Charles Taylor where...

Covid-19 demurrage clause is no catch-all

In the latest of a rash of instructions brought about by new COVID-19 port restrictions, CJC Claims Manager Alexandra Bailey and CJC Director Allen Marks explain a case concerning excessive waiting time at an Indian discharge port due to additional port...

Coronavirus challenges - at work, in court and at sea

The impact of Covid-19 on daily life is everywhere and, while its lasting consequences for the way business is done in the maritime world remain to be seen, recent experiences offer insights into how challenges can be met.  Having liaised with fee...

FAQs on BIMCO SHIPMAN 2009

Having recently advised on a number of disputes arising under the BIMCO SHIPMAN 2009 contract (referred to herein as “SHIPMAN”),  some common misunderstandings have arisen regarding how the contract operates, including the parties’...

Cycling for Haven House

Six months into 2020, CJC Director Alistair Johnston had been using some of his lockdown downtime to pass the 3,000-mile mark in his quest to cycle 5,000 miles this year, with the added incentive that whether he meets his target or not children’s...
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