• Reducing the risk of an aircraft redelivery dispute

    Over recent years we have seen an increasing number of disputes arising in relation to aircraft redeliveries. This article seeks to identify why they occur, the steps that can be taken to minimise the risk of a dispute and summarises a number of relevant cases to highlight areas that are frequently subject to a dispute.

    January 09, 2018

  • AFIC – Aircraft non-payment insurance – a new aircraft financing product

    The last couple of years have been notable for the absence of financings of Airbus and Boeing aircraft supported by the European Export Credit Agencies and US Eximbank. Airlines have had to look to other sources of finance for new aircraft in recent years, and the large manufacturers have had to monitor carefully the expected funding sources for some of their pipeline of deliveries.

    January 09, 2018

  • M&A outlook 2018

    Over the last 18 months there has been substantial, global, geopolitical uncertainty.

    January 08, 2018

  • Cultivate - Food and agribusiness newsletter

    In this the fourteenth edition of Cultivate we focus on the growing field of Sustainable Agriculture.

    December 11, 2017

  • The banks’ early “Christmas Gift”

    Banks and other lenders must be breathing a sigh of relief, and celebrating an early “Christmas gift” from the Supreme Court of Appeal.

    December 06, 2017

  • Major changes proposed to the Competition Act in South Africa

    The Minister of Economic Development published the long-awaited Competition Amendment Bill (the Draft Bill), 2017 for public comment on 1 December 2017.

    December 04, 2017

  • Subrogation claims: fighting in the middle

    As a result of the ever increasing volumes of goods and commodities traded and transported around the globe, it is not uncommon that insurers find themselves dealing with subrogated claims impacted by more than one legal system.

    December 04, 2017

  • Shipbuilding contracts and the threat of war

    We are now, unfortunately, living in a time of heightened geopolitical tension in several regions around the world.

    December 04, 2017

  • Legalseas

    Welcome to the March 2018 edition of Legalseas.

    December 04, 2017

  • House v Ocean – the complexities of bills of lading

    Although bills of lading have existed for centuries, occasionally the basics can still become confused. This was recently highlighted in Australian Capital Financial Management v Freight Solutions (Vic) Pty Ltd, where the New South Wales (NSW) District Court likened bills of lading to an elephant, describing them as easier to recognise than define.

    December 04, 2017

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