• Ioanna Vitta participates in Role Play panel at the July 2015 UK Club Seminar in Turkey

    Ioanna Vitta participated in the UK Club seminar which was held on Tuesday the 16 June 2015 at Adile Sultan’s Palace with over 100 guests from the Turkish shipping market including members, ship-owners and brokers.

  • Shipping Focus – Summer 2015

    Welcome to the Summer 2015 edition of Shipping Focus, the e-update from Thomas Cooper’s Shipping Group, in which you can review the latest legal developments in your area of shipping and keep up to date with Thomas Cooper’s news and events…

  • Anti-Suit Injunctions – the CJEU decision in Gazprom

    by Darryl Kennard and Clare Hammersley Following the European Court’s decision in Allianz SpA v West Tankers Inc in 2009 (“West Tankers”), the inter-play between anti-suit injunctions and Council Regulation (EC) No. 44/2001 on jurisdiction and the recognition and enforcement of civil and commercial matters (the “Brussels Regulation”) has been of great debate in the […]

  • Spar Shipping AS v Grand China Logistics Holding (Group) Co Ltd [2015] EWHC 718

    by Tom Moisley and Charlotte Evenden 1. Introduction The judgment of Popplewell J in Spar Shipping AS v Grand China Logistics Holding (Group) Co Ltd [2015] EWHC 718 was handed down on 18 March 2015. In brief, the underlying dispute concerned the non and/or late payment of hire under three long-term NYPE 1993 charterparties during […]

  • Stowaways – An insight from Spain

    by Victor Mata and Antonio de la Campa The Convention on Facilitation of International Maritime Traffic, 1965, as amended, (The FAL Convention), defines a stowaway as “A person who is secreted on a ship, or in cargo which is subsequently loaded on the ship, without the consent of the shipowner or the Master or any […]

  • How to deal with inconsistencies between two or more Arbitration clauses

    by Ioanna Vitta, Dimitris Anassis and Nazanin Tajbakhsh ELENI P[2014] EWHC 4202 (Comm) Case No: 2014 FOLIO 481 In Transgrain Shipping BV -v- Deiulermar Shipping Spa (in liquidation) and Eleni Shipping Ltd [2014] EWHC 4202 (Comm) in which Thomas Cooper’s Piraeus office was recently involved, the Court was faced with two competing and conflicting arbitration […]

  • 19 Jun 15
    19 Jun 15

    Accession of Crimea: Risks for Shipowners


    On 19 June 2015, Partner George Lambrou will be a speaker at the Russian conference…

  • 17 Jun 15
    18 Jun 15

    Panel: Risk and Governance: The important of transparency


    Thomas Cooper’s CFO, Arif Kamal will be participating as a panel member at the 2015  Global Business Event CFO Conference which is being held on Thursday 18 June 2015.  Arif will be discussing the importance of risk and governance and how to stop your company going the way of Tescos.  If you wish to attend this event, […]

  • Maritime Alternative Dispute Resolution Seminar

    Developed by leading experts in cross-border maritime dispute settlement, this seminar aims to develop practical skills in the most common forms in contemporary alternative dispute resolution in the maritime industry. Aim: The seminar aims to develop insight and skills in the use of negotiation, mediation, arbitration and other forms of ADR as a tool, from […]

  • Mark Sachs speaking at the 2015 ICMA Hong Kong Conference

    This paper starts from the premise that in commercial and shipping spheres, Singapore substantive law is, in its essentials, the same as English law. It also makes the assumption that international parties who arbitrate in Singapore broadly expect a similar experience as would be the case if they were arbitrating in London (or in terms of speed and cost maybe better) save that it is taking place in Asia where their businesses are located.