• The Gherkin

    Fraudlent Charges and the Land Registry – Welcome News for Lenders

    by Kate Harrison The registration of title to land at the Land Registry is intended to protect those who own or who have registrable interests in land. The state guarantees the validity of those entries and those who suffer loss following the correction of a mistake may in certain circumstances claim compensation when the mistake […]

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    “EU Fourth Money Laundering Directive – What to Expect?”

    by Alexandra Shipulina On 25 June 2015 the Fourth Money Laundering Directive 2015/849 (the “MLD”) came into force. All EU member states will have until 26 June 2017 to implement its provisions, although, the UK may take steps transferring the MLD into the national law earlier so it is in place prior to the FATF […]

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    The Commercial Court: A New Financial List?

    by Grant Eldred and Hannah Brown The Courts of England and Wales have recognised that to meet the continuing needs of the international financial community the Courts will have to adapt to retain their premier position in dispute resolution. A consultation is now in process for the establishment of a new Financial List in the […]

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    Sanctions: Designated persons and persons under their control

    by Grant Eldred and Hannah Brown Elaine Hmicho v Barclays Bank plc [2015] EWHC 1757 (QB) A conservative interpretation of international sanctions regulations has gained support from the High Court’s decision in the recent case of Hmicho v Barclays Bank plc [2015] EWHC 1757 (QB). The bank in this case was found to be justified […]

  • 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 […]