London International Shipping Week 2021

London International Shipping Week logo 2021

London International Shipping Week 2021 is a week long global shipping and maritime event that is being held during the week of September 13-17, in person and virtually, attracting audiences from jurisdictions globally. LISW21 offers over 150 industry functions and unique networking opportunities for leaders across all sectors of the international shipping industry – regulators, charterers, […]

Who’s Who Legal Rankings 2021

We are delighted to have been ranked in the Who’s Who Legal 2021 Guides. Those below have been recognised for their expertise in the following areas: Arbitration Nicholas Vineall QC – National Guide Rachel Ansell QC – National Guide Civil Fraud Nigel Tozzi QC – National Leader Construction Sean Brannigan QC – Global Guide and […]

4th June 2021

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

Alexander Wright succeeds in first case establishing a right of equitable compensation against a subrogated insurer bringing foreign proceedings contrary to a forum clause. The Commercial Court has today handed down its judgment in the important case of Argos Pereira Espana SL & anor v Athenian Marine Ltd (mv “Frio Dolphin”) [2021] EWHC 554 (Comm).  […]

10th March 2021

The Tai Prize: the Court of Appeal issues important new judgment on implied indemnities in charterparties

The Court of Appeal has today handed down judgment in the Tai Prize in which James Leabeater QC and Rani Noakes appeared for the appellant disponent owners and Alex Wright appeared for the respondent voyage charterers. The Court of Appeal complimented counsel on both sides for having made their written and oral submissions “with considerable […]

28th January 2021

Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2021 rankings

We are pleased to again be recognised for our work in the Asia Pacific region in the newly published Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2021 guide. 4 Pump Court has a total of 11 individual rankings across the areas of Commercial, Construction, energy and infrastructure and Shipping and commodities. New rankings this year were achieved by: […]

13th January 2021

Success for Alexander Wright and Ed Jones in Tuke v Hood & Anor [2020] EWHC 2843 (Comm)

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 […]

27th October 2020

Choppy Waters: Navigating Claims Against Insolvent Counterparties

Our second involvency based webinar will be held on 9th June at 09:30 – 10:30 BST. The session will focus on the impact that COVID-19 has had on the bulk carrier market in the context of a practical scenario where several of a Shipyard’s customers have gone in to insolvent liquidation. Event Chair Stephen Cogley […]

Stephen Cogley QC and Alexander Wright successfully maintain €225m worldwide freezing order against major Russian oil 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 […]

18th February 2020

Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2020 Rankings

4 Pump Court is delighted that Members of Chambers have been recognised for their work in the Asia Pacific region by the Legal 500 Guide 2020. Those ranked in the guide are: Commercial Christopher Moger QC Construction, Energy & Infrastructure Sean Brannigan QC John Rowland QC Shipping & Commodities Nicholas Vineall QC Sean O’Sullivan QC […]

17th January 2020

Legal 500 UK Awards 2020

We are delighted that Alexander Wright has been awarded Shipping Junior of the Year at The Legal 500 UK Awards 2020. A full list of all UK Bar winners is available on the Legal 500 website.

4th December 2019

Nominations for the Legal 500 UK Awards 2020

We are delighted to announce that 4 Pump Court has been nominated for nine awards at the Legal 500 UK Awards 2020 both as a set and individual members. Our nominations are: Construction & Energy: Set of the Year IP, IT & Media: Set of the Year Shipping: Set of the Year International Arbitration: Silk […]

27th November 2019

Harmony Innovation Shipping Pte Ltd v Caravel Shipping Inc [2019] 2 WLUK 370

Alexander Wright acted for the successful head owners in obtaining an interim mandatory injunction for payment of security in the sum of over US$5m pursuant to a letter of indemnity on the International Group standard form. In Harmony Innovation Shipping Pte Ltd v Caravel Shipping Inc [2019] 2 WLUK 370, Owners’ vessel had been arrested […]

25th March 2019

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