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 […]

Nigel Tozzi QC and Neil Henderson successfully act for the State Bank of India

On 9 May 2018 the Commercial Court (Andrew Henshaw QC) handed down judgment dismissing the applications of the high profile Indian businessman, Dr Vijay Mallya, to set aside an order registering a final order of the Debt Recovery Tribunal, Bangalore and to discharge a worldwide freezing injunction over his assets. Nigel Tozzi QC and Neil […]

10th May 2018

The UK Court of Appeal upholds the enforcement of CIETAC Award

On Monday 23rd April the Court of Appeal handed down their judgment in Sinocore v RBRG (UK) Ltd [2018] EWCA Civ 838, dismissing the appeal of RBRG against the decision of Phillips J [2017] EWHC 25614 (Comm) to permit enforcement of the CIETAC Award. The result is a resounding endorsement by the English Courts of […]

23rd April 2018

Sinocore International Co Ltd v RBRG Trading (UK)

In Sinocore International Co Ltd v RBRG Trading (UK) Ltd [2017] EWHC 251 (Comm) Nick Vineall QC and Neil Henderson acted for the award creditor in an application under Section 101 of the Arbitration Act 1996 to enforce a China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC) award as judgment in the Commercial Court. The […]

15th March 2017

LSLC Seminar: 10th May 2016

Neil Henderson will be speaking at the London Shipping Law Centre, Maritime Business Forum. The seminar titled The Interaction Between Shipping and Insolvency will cover the following issues: the effect of a foreign insolvency upon English law contracts obtaining permission to bring court / arbitration proceedings against an insolvent company maritime liens and insolvence Cross-border […]

Unusual order for the delivery up of the unpresented original bills of lading in Sang Stone Hamoon Jonoub Co Ltd v Baoyue Shipping Co Ltd

Neil Henderson represented the successful defendant shipowner in Sang Stone Hamoon Jonoub Co Ltd v Baoyue Shipping Co Ltd (“The Bao Yue”) [2015] EWHC 2288 (Comm), including an unusual order for the delivery up of the unpresented original bills of lading. The claim was by an Iranian trading company for the alleged conversion of a […]

17th July 2015

Much-needed clarification of the documentary requirements of demurrage claims under the BPVOY4 Form Charterparty

Kassiopi Maritime Co Ltd v FAL Shipping Co Ltd “The Adventure” Hamblen J [2015] EWHC 318 (Comm) The vessel Adventure was chartered on an amended BPVOY4 form. The owners brought a claim for demurrage as a result of delays at both the load and discharge ports. The charterers refused to pay and the matter went […]

27th June 2015

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