Argos Pereira Espana SL & anor v Athenian Marine Ltd (mv “Frio Dolphin”)

An important Commercial Court judgment in Argos Pereira Espana SL & anor v Athenian Marine Ltd (mv “Frio Dolphin”) [2021] EWHC 554 (Comm).   Alexander Wright, instructed by Kevin Sach of Sach Solicitors, was sole counsel for the successful Defendant (“Owners”). Owners had carried a cargo of frozen seafood aboard mv Frio Dolphin, pursuant to bills of lading […]

Commercial Court

Tuke v Hood & Anor

Alexander Wright and Ed Jones have successfully acted for Michael Tuke FREng against Derek Hood, the former owner and proprietor of JD Classics Limited (“JDC”), formerly one of the world’s leading classic car dealers. Following the sale of his Orthopaedic business to Johnson & Johnson in 2009, Mr Tuke invested part of the proceeds in […]

Commercial Court

K Line Pte Ltd v Priminds Shipping (HK) Co Ltd (The Eternal Bliss)

It is not uncommon for voyage charterers to breach the charterparty by failing to load or discharge at the agreed rate and thus exceed the permitted laytime. It is also not uncommon for this to involve no other breach of the charterparty. Owners in such circumstances are entitled to demurrage at the stipulated rate. But […]

Commercial Court

Jiangsu Guoxin Corp v Precious Shipping Public Co Ltd

A noteworthy judgment considering (1) the prevention principle, and (2) notice requirements for extensions of time under amended SAJ form shipbuilding contracts was handed down by Butcher J on 30 April 2020. 4 Pump Court’s Andrew Stevens and Gideon Shirazi acted for the shipyard in these s.69 appeals, arising out of a series of substantial multivessel shipbuilding arbitrations, against Roderick Cordara […]

Commercial Court

VTB Commodities Trading DAC v JSC Antipinsky Refinery

Stephen Cogley QC and Alexander Wright (together with Alan Gourgey QC, Christopher Jay and Michael Ryan) have successfully acted for VTB Commodities Trading DAC (“VTB”) in maintaining a €225 million worldwide freezing order (“WFO”) against JSC Antipinsky Refinery (“Antipinsky”). VTB had entered into prepayment agreements with Antipinsky by which it purchased effectively all of Antipinsky’s […]

Commercial Court

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