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Electronic Trade Documents Bill: briefing note
The Electronic Trade Documents Bill concerns electronic documents used in trade and trade finance that are not considered capable of being (physically) possessed under English law. The aim of the Bill is “to have the same legal recognition and functionality as their paper counterparts”.
Kennedys continues Legal 500 success with 2023 EMEA rankings
The Legal 500 EMEA 2023 has once again recognised Kennedys as a leading firm across the region.
Ukraine – one year on: the impact on the marine market and a focus on sanctions
On 24 February 2022, Russia escalated the Russo-Ukrainian war by its invasion of Ukraine. As we approach the one-year anniversary of the invasion, we look at how the marine market has been affected over the last 12 months. We also consider the current and anticipated implications of the ongoing war, including the impact of sanctions and the outlook for the next 12 months.
Who’s Who Legal recognises 15 Kennedys lawyers as Global Leaders in Transport 2023 guide
In the latest edition of Who’s Who Legal’s annual global Transport guide, 15 Kennedys lawyers have been recommended as ‘Global Leaders’ for Aviation Contentious, Aviation Finance, Aviation Regulatory and Shipping across 6 countries (Belgium, France, Peru, Singapore, UK, and the US).
Marine and logistics report 2023: trends and future risks
In this report, we examine the priority topics that insurers in the marine and logistics sectors need to consider to ensure business resilience.
Case review 23/02/2023
The “THORCO LINEAGE” provides clarification of limitation under the Hague Visby Rules
In an important judgment clarifying the construction and application of the limit of a carrier’s liability under Article IV(5)(a) of the Hague-Visby Rules, the Commercial Court (declining to follow an earlier controversial decision in The “LIMNOS” ) held that the limit of liability is to be calculated by reference to the weight of goods which have suffered both physical and/or economic loss.
Marine Brief: latest decisions February 2023
In this briefing, we consider some recent decisions covering limitation for economic damage to cargo under the Hague Visby Rules, the use of anti-suit injunctions to overturn a non-English court judgment, and limitation of liability under the Convention on Limitation of Liability for Maritime Claims 1976.
Case review 22/02/2023
MSC Flaminia provides helpful guidance on the right of a carrier to limit liability
In November 2022, the Admiralty Court was asked to consider whether a charterer was able to limit its liability to the vessel owner under the Convention on Limitation of Liability for Maritime Claims 1976. Due to the number of issues considered, the judgment is a welcome clarification and restatement of the law.
Logistics: Bite-Size Insights - February 2023
In this latest edition of Logistics: Bite-Size Insights, we explore an upcoming review of the liability to pay excise duty under the CMR, provide an update from Mexico, consider new requirements for consignors of dangerous goods and provide a reminder of the application of the no set-off rule in freight contracts.
Case review 15/02/2023
One to watch – Supreme Court to consider 45 year old judgment on payment of excise duty under the CMR
On 28 February 2023, in the case of JTI POLSKA Sp. Z o.o. and others v Jakubowski and others, the Supreme Court will be reviewing the House of Lords’ judgment in James Buchanan & Co. Ltd v Babco Forwarding & Shipping (U.K.) Ltd  regarding the liability to pay excise duty under the CMR.