James Watthey in the “The Alhani”: The Hague Rules time bar applies to “wrongful misdelivery” claims

In this case, in James Watthey (led by Stephen Kenny KC and instructed by E.G. Arghyrakis & Co) appeared, the Commercial Court finally answered one of the most important and long-standing points of controversy on the application of the Hague Rules: does the time bar in Article III Rule 6 apply to a claim for […]

22nd June 2018

Vitol SA v Beta Renowable Group [2017] EWHC 1734 (Comm) 7th July 2017

Mrs Justice Carr has handed down judgment in a biofuels trading dispute in which James Watthey acted for the successful buyers, Vitol. Vitol contracted to buy 4500MT of “UCOME” biofuel from Beta, FOB Bilbao. They also hedged on the gasoil futures market. Unfortunately, after two agreed extensions, Beta confirmed that they would not be able […]

12th July 2017

Jurisdictional Challenge Defeated in US$20m Ship Finance Dispute

James Watthey successfully represented the Bank of Baroda and Bank of India in a jurisdictional battle in a US$20m ship finance dispute concerning an important point of principle for the international finance community. The bank had executed against various secured assets in India under the Indian “SARFAESI Act” and also sued in the Commercial Court […]

7th December 2016

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