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Shipping & Transport

15 January 2020
Lina Wiedenbach Carrier liability for contaminated liquid bulk cargo – contributory negligence of shipper

Germany - Arnecke Sibeth Dabelstein

In a March 2019 case, the Hamburg Higher Regional Court had to decide whether the claimant had a control and inspection duty under the Commercial Code and, if so, to what extent the damage should be reduced for reasons of contributory negligence. The decision clarifies that shippers can rely on carriers to provide a sound transport vehicle.

Authors: Lina Wiedenbach, Marco G Remiorz
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Geir Ove Røberg Contractual options for stranded assets

International - Wikborg Rein

Despite it being almost six years since the 2014 oil price crash, there appears to still be only limited appetite for new investments in the offshore space, with many offshore investors and other stakeholders appearing to be keeping their powder dry until more obvious signs of an upturn are visible on the horizon. This article examines the current situation and some of the contracting solutions in the offshore markets.

Authors: Geir Ove Røberg, Andreas Fjærvoll-Larsen, Mads Ødeskaug
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Morten Valen Eide Shipbuilding – consequences of disruption by buyers

Norway - Wikborg Rein

In the lead up to delivery under shipbuilding and offshore fabrication contracts where delivery is delayed, buyers may occasionally face claims that they have disrupted the contractor's progress in such a way that the contractor is entitled to an extension of the delivery date and/or damages for the additional costs incurred. A recent ruling from the Supreme Court involving land-based construction clarifies the requirements as to causation for such a claim to succeed.

Authors: Morten Valen Eide, Peter Jebsen
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