11 Dec 2019
Stephen Chipman, former chief executive of Grant Thornton US, also takes a seat on the board
This article summarises and explains some of the most important legal developments in maritime law, including the law of contracts of carriage, marine insurance, ship sale and the sale of goods, in 2017.
The scope of this analysis encompasses the common law jurisdictions of England and Wales as well as Singapore, Australia and Hong Kong, with cases also from Canada and the USA. Highlights include decisions by the UK Supreme Court in The Ocean Victory and The New Flamenco, and an unusual number of decisions on collisions, voyage charterparties and general average.
Shipping contracts: developments
Bills of lading
Sale of goods
Important case law considered
Dr Johanna Hjalmarsson
Informa Associate Professor in Maritime and Commercial Law, Southampton Law School, University of Southampton
Johanna has been with the University of Southampton since completing her LLM in Maritime Law in 2004, initially as a researcher with the Institute of Maritime Law and since 2006 on a research position sponsored by Informa. Before joining Southampton, Johanna served as a junior judge in Sweden and spent several years with the United Nations International Drug Control Programme and the Office of the High Representative in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Johanna’s research covers maritime and commercial law, insurance law and dispute resolution. She is the editor of Lloyd’s Law Reporter and Lloyd’s Shipping & Trade Law as well as The Ratification of Maritime Conventions. She takes a particular interest in jurisdictions undergoing comprehensive development and has co-edited two books on Maritime Law in China and Insurance Law in China, and co-authored two editions of Singapore Arbitration Legislation with Professor Robert Merkin.
She completed her doctoral thesis on fraudulent insurance claims under English law in 2016. Her publications have been cited by the courts in Singapore and Australia and by the Law Commissions of England and Wales and Scotland. She received the Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2009 and the Vice Chancellor’s Award in 2011.
03 Dec 2019
Jean Boustani, a salesman for Privinvest, an Abu Dhabi-based shipbuilder, was acquitted of three counts of conspiracy to commit fraud...