News & Updates

CJC supports Cadeler in consummation of Eneti merger plan

Expertise from Campbell Johnston Clark (CJC) in transactions governed by Marshall Islands law has been pivotal in completing Cadeler’s acquisition of fellow offshore wind turbine installation company Eneti. A vote held at a special meeting...

New UK Workboat Code enters into force

Entry into force on December 13 of the UK’s new code of practice for the safety of small workboats and pilot boats completes a process that was initiated to draw together regulations on small commercial vessel safety and support advances in technology...

Churchill v Merthyr Tydfil: will compulsory ADR spread like Japanese knotweed?

In this important recent English Court of Appeal judgment, Churchill v. Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council [2023] EWCA Civ 1416 ( https://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWCA/Civ/2023/1416.html ), the Court held that it had the power to order the parties to...

Russian Sanctions in Focus: Can EU Persons Purchase Russian Oil?

The responses published by the EU Commission to frequently asked questions on the EU’s sanctions regime in relation to Russia are not legally binding under EU law. Nevertheless, they provide guidance for those seeking to comply and for the EU member...

New Head of Marketing appointed

CJC has appointed Charlotte Ward to the role of Head of Marketing to elevate the firm’s brand positioning by strengthening relations with clients and key partners, and focusing on awareness-driving strategies which align with the firm’s continued...

Trio reinforces dual growth strategy

Three senior appointments by CJC have reinforced the international maritime law firm’s strategy to grow both its litigation and transactional activities. All three individuals join CJC’s London office from another maritime law firm. Highly...

MCA flags up revisions for UK workboats

The UK regulator may be changing course with respect to new standards for workboats, after a Maritime & Coastguard Agency consultation met a resounding thumbs down from industry. CJC Managing Associate, Helen McCormick , explains. Please...

Contract chains and liability

In an appeal to the High Court, Mitsui & Co (USA) Inc. vs. Asia-Potash International Investment (Guangzhou) Co Ltd, the High Court considered whether the mere fact that contracts were not back-to-back (or in a ‘chain’) prevented liabilities...

Shipping steered towards LCCCt

The English Courts are currently trying to persuade parties in less complex commercial cases to commence proceedings in the London Circuit Commercial Court (“LCCCt”), rather than the Commercial Court. Further, even where cases are commenced in...

Maersk Chennai: know your (cocoa) beans

In this recent English High Court judgment JB Cocoa Sdn Bhd and Others v Maersk Line AS - [2023] EWHC 2203 (Comm) ( https://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWHC/Comm/2023/2203.html ), the Court held that the carrier’s liability for damage to the cargo after...
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