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Legalseas – latest publication
In our latest Legalseas publication we analyse the outcome of the recent Unicredit Bank A.G. v Euronav N.V.  EWCA Civ 471 case and provide guidance for all parties to consider as a result of this ruling.
You can read this and all our articles in the ‘Recent insights’ section below.
Oil Price Cap Risks: Evasion, enforcement, and the environment
There continues to be increasing rhetoric on the monitoring and enforcement of the G7 and Australia’s (“Coalition”) Price Caps on Russian crude oil and petroleum products (“Price Caps”).
Women at sea: What you don’t see
Nina Varumo is a freelance portrait and documentary photographer based in Stockholm. A recent project of hers Kvinnor till sjöss (‘Women at sea’) is on ongoing photo series highlighting the working life of female seafarers in order to change the stereotypical image of what and who is a seafarer.
Shipping JOLCOs and environmental regulations: How the market is set to change
A Japanese Operating Lease with Call Option (JOLCO) is a structured leasing arrangement that originally gained popularity in the aviation sector but has been increasingly common in the shipping sector over the last decade.
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.
Decarbonising shipping: Where are we now?
Regulators have yet to force the sector to decarbonise, but larger shipping lines and operators are planning for a low-carbon future
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.
EU ETS and Shipping
On 14 July, the EU Commission’s draft legislation to update the Green Deal, “Fit for 55” (referring to the 55% target reduction in carbon emissions by 2035) was released, containing a number of proposals which could impact the maritime sector.
Joint ventures in shipping: Complex but rewarding
Joint ventures have been prevalent in the shipping industry for many years.
Energy transition: Transforming change into opportunity
While global demand for energy continues to rise, increasing pressure to support the decarbonisation of the industry has...
Future of transport
Transitioning the sector to environment-friendly fuelled-transport modes will require significant investment and time.