New Construction and Shipbuilding Case Update: Prevention Principle and Delay Notices

Construction and Shipbuilding Case Alert: prevention principle; delay and extension of time notices – Jiangsu Guoxin Corp v Precious Shipping Public Co Ltd [2020] EWHC 1030 (Comm) 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 […]

30th April 2020

The Five ‘C’s for Commercial Parties

As companies react to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, Andrew Stevens sets out five practical pointers for commercial parties whose contracts have been impacted by the crisis. The full article is available here. To find out more about Andrew’s practice, please contact our clerks on +44(0)207 842 5555 or email

24th April 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

Nick Vineall QC and Andrew Stevens to intervene in landmark Supreme Court international arbitration case Halliburton v Chubb

Nick Vineall QC and Andrew Stevens of 4 Pump Court are acting for the London Maritime Arbitrators Association (the LMAA) in its intervention before the Supreme Court in the appeal from the Court of Appeal’s decision in Halliburton Company v Chubb Bermuda Insurance Ltd [2018] EWCA Civ 817. The Supreme Court case is of major […]

31st October 2019

Shanghai Maritime University-LMAA OBOR Lecture

As part of the celebration of the 110th Anniversary of Shanghai Maritime University, on 2 July 2019, Andrew Stevens will be delivering a lecture at Shanghai Maritime University with the Past President of the LMAA (Clive Aston), the current President of the LMAA (Ian Gaunt), and the Hon. Secretary of the LMAA (Daniella Horton). The […]

1st July 2019

Young Maritime Lawyers Association 2019 Seminar

Andrew Stevens will be speaking at the Young Maritime Lawyers Association 2019 Seminar which is taking place in Hamburg, Germany on 21-22 June 2019. Expert speakers at the event are drawn from maritime law firms, clubs and owners from the UK, France, Germany, the Netherlands and Belgium as well as representatives of Young CMI. Andrew […]

21st June 2019

UK-China Arbitration Summit 2019

Nick Vineall QC and Andrew Stevens will be speaking at the UK-China Arbitration Summit this year on 10 & 11 June, where leading practitioners will discuss the latest developments in international arbitration in an Anglo-Chinese context. Nick Vineall will be a panellist for the session Choosing Chinese arbitral institutions for international disputes: An option to […]

20th May 2019

The Bar Council English Law Summit in Nursultan, Kazakhstan

Andrew Stevens will speak at The Bar Council’s English Law Summit in Nursultan on 10th April 2019. The summit will bring together leading experts from the UK and Kazakhstan to discuss the latest legal developments in English law and the benefits of English law to businesses. The summit will also promote legal and business links […]

21st March 2019

International Arbitration training courses in China

This October, six barristers from our international arbitration team will be running two training courses in Shanghai and Beijing. The training will be led by Nick Vineall QC and Fiona Sinclair QC along with Iain Munro, Andrew Stevens, Robert Scrivener and Neil Dowers. The course is aimed at junior lawyers who have an interest and […]

5th September 2018

The International Maritime Arbitration Practical Symposium 2018

4 Pump Court will be taking part in the 2018 International Maritime Arbitration Practical Symposium in Qingdao, China, which aims to help better equip Chinese enterprises for disputes in international arbitration. The three day event will focus particularly on the Belt & Road initiative. The Symposium will host a range of guests from China and […]

16th July 2018

Great Britain China Centre Conference: 16th March 2016

Andrew Stevens will be speaking at the Great Britain China Centre conference, Advancing the Rule of Law in China: Issues & Opportunities. The conference will be chaired by Sir Martin Davidson the Chairman of Great Britain China Centre, with the panel discussing the following key points: Understanding Chinese Perspectives on the Rule of Law – […]

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