Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) enters into force on 30 December 2018

It brings together 11 economies from both sides of the Pacific and establishes Singapore’s first preferential trade agreement with Canada and Mexico.

Mediation of maritime disputes aided by Singapore Convention

Mediation’s path toward being a primary dispute resolution mode has been made easier by the recent adoption in Dec 2018 by the UNGA of the 'Singapore Convention'.

[GBR] UKSC clarifies burden of proof under Hague Rules for cargo damage

In Volcafe v Compania Sud Americana De Vapores [2018] UKSC 61, the UKSC overturned a long-standing decision of The Glendarroch [1894] P 226 to rule that the burden of proof lies on the carrier to show that he had acted “properly and carefully” and had not been negligent in delivering the goods.

Tags: Shipping

Key changes in the proposed amendments to China Maritime Code

This article will outline a few proposed amendments which are significant from the perspective of a foreign shipowner.

Tags: Shipping

[GBR] Effect of changing sanctions regime on sanctions exclusion clauses

Mamanochet Mining Limited v Aegis Managing Agency Limited and Others [2018] EWHC 2643 (Comm) highlights the significant potential for conflict between EU and US sanctions regimes following the US withdrawal from the JCPOA.

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