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Legalseas – latest publication
In our latest Legalseas publication we provide analysis and commentary on the recent judgment of the Piraeus Bank AE v Antares Underwriting Ltd (and others) case. The decision concerned the extent of mortgagee interest insurance following the detention of the vessel ZouZou, in Venezuela for 14 months. The court confirmed that the mortgagee interest insurance policy was secondary to the War Risks Policy and so in this case the policy did not act as the backstop a mortgagee may have assumed.
You can read all our articles in the ‘Recent insights’ section below.
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.”
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.