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Shipping & Transport

20 June 2018
Adrian Attard Is a bunker delivery note a binding contract under Maltese law?

Malta - Fenech & Fenech Advocates

Following the collapse of OW Bunkers, physical bunker suppliers worldwide have had to rethink their business model with respect to the potential debt exposures that they face when conducting business through bunker traders. The matter is further complicated due to the fact that in many cases, there is not just one bunker trader involved, but rather a series of intermediaries, brokers and intermediary traders.

Author: Adrian Attard
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Jeremy Prain Court clarifies impact of 'business rescue' regime on admiralty matters

South Africa - Bowmans

The promulgation of the Companies Act 2008 saw the introduction of a company rehabilitation process termed 'business rescue'. As in many other jurisdictions, a company under business rescue enjoys a temporary moratorium on the prosecution of claims with a view to allowing the distressed company breathing space to reverse its financial difficulties and avoid full-scale liquidation. Against this background, admiralty matters have enjoyed special treatment in the context of claims against insolvent companies.

Author: Jeremy Prain
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