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Legalseas October 2021 edition
Our October 2021 edition of Legalseas is now live. Articles featured in this edition include:
- EU Green Deal and Maritime Fuel
- EU ETS and Shipping
- Deep Sea Mining – Is it sustainable enough to become part of the Energy Transition?
You can read these recent publications and more under the ‘Recent insights’ section below.
Sustainability-linked loans: Practical observations and thoughts
Sustainability linked loans (SLLs) have become increasingly popular in financings. This article looks at some practical observations and considerations for lenders in relation to the main characteristics, principles and elements to consider in relation to sustainability-linked loans.
EU Green Deal and Maritime Fuel
As we reported here, in July 2021, the EU published its update to the ‘green deal’, known as “Fit for 55” in reference to the 55% reduction in carbon emissions targeted for 2030.
Conflicting views: Mortgagees v charterers
For the past 10 months, COVID-19 has exacerbated conditions for owners in worsening market conditions and heightened the risk of confrontation between their mortgagees and charterers, two groups who rarely meet unless trouble is brewing.
Drafting notes from the Miracle Hope: the meaning of forthwith
A judgment of the High Court in London earlier this year considered, amongst other things, the correct interpretation of the term “forthwith.”
COVID-19 and bill of lading fraud
Times of economic crisis have historically often flushed out frauds and other unscrupulous dealings which may not otherwise have been discovered in normal economic conditions. It appears that the COVID-19 pandemic, together with other economic factors such as depressed oil prices, are no exception.
Preliminary trends in arbitration in the shipping sector in light of COVID-19
The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in court access in many jurisdictions being severely curtailed. Certain jurisdictions are permitting urgent matters to proceed, often by way of telephone or videoconference.
The Collision Regulations and Autonomous Shipping
In the May 2019 edition of Legalseas, we reflected on the implication of the Court of Appeal decision in the case of Evergreen Marine v Nautical Challenge (Evergreen) when considering the interaction (and interpretation) of the Collision Regulations (COLREGs) (specifically the crossing rule (Rule 15) and narrow channel rule (Rule 9)) in circumstances when they appeared to conflict.
Deep sea mining: Is it sustainable/green enough?
We are close to seeing commercial deep sea mining become reality.