Wir verbinden langjährige Erfahrung und eingehendes Fachwissen und erzielen dadurch optimale Ergebnisse für unsere Mandanten im Schifffahrtssektor: Dazu gehören Transaktions- und Front-End-Beratung, Management von Schifffahrtsprojekten bis hin zur Betreuung von möglichen Streitigkeiten.

Wir sind die einzige Anwaltskanzlei, die sowohl in den US-amerikanischen als auch in den britischen Legal 500-Verzeichnissen für Schifffahrts- und Seerechtsstreitigkeiten angeführt ist. Wir betreuen viele Fälle, die sowohl englisches als auch US-amerikanisches Recht betreffen, wobei wir durch unsere Mehrfachzulassungen nicht nur kompetente Beratung liefern, sondern auch Kosteneinsparungen für unsere Mandanten erzielen können.

Streitigkeiten im Zusammenhang mit Beförderungsverträgen gehören zur täglichen Arbeit unserer Kanzlei. Unsere Dry Shipping Erfahrung ergänzt unsere Arbeit auf dem Wet Shipping Gebiet, wo wir Unfälle, Kollisionen, Ermittlungen lokaler Behörden, Schadenersatzforderungen, Personenschadensfälle und andere Ereignisse betreuen. Zudem zeichnet uns eine äußerst kreative und erfolgreiche Herangehensweise bei der Sicherung von Vermögenswerten für unsere Mandanten auch unter herausfordernden Umständen aus.

Streitigkeiten im Zusammenhang mit Beförderungs- und Frachtverträgen

Wir verfügen über umfassende Erfahrung mit Streitigkeiten im Zusammenhang mit Schifffahrtsverträgen. Dazu gehören Bills of Lading, Charterverträge, Frachtverträge, Schadloshaltungserklärungen, Seefrachtbriefe und Wechsel.

Bei Streitigkeiten im Zusammenhang mit Zeitcharterverträgen betreuen wir Off-Hire-Angelegenheiten, beraten bei Rücktritt wegen Nichtzahlung und Fragen der Wiederauslieferung sowie zu Hold Cleanliness Fällen, Garantien und anderen Angelegenheiten.

In Bezug auf Reisecharterverträge beraten wir unter anderem zu Liegegeldforderungen und Forderungen im Zusammenhang mit der Bezahlung von Fracht oder mit Fehlfracht. Wir beraten Mandanten auch im Zusammenhang mit Ansprüchen aus Bills of Lading, einschließlich Fehllieferungen oder Schäden an der Ladung.

Streitigkeiten im Schifffahrtsbereich werden regelmäßig im Wege eines Schiedsverfahrens (LMAA, LCIA, ICC, SMA, AAA, SIAC, HKIAC, CIETAC und ad-hoc) oder eines Gerichtsverfahrens ausgetragen und umfassen oft auch Anträge auf Erlassung einstweiliger Maßnahmen. Unser Team weiß, wie es unsere Mandanten zielgerichtet auch durch die komplexesten Verfahren führt.

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Sicherung und Vollstreckung

Die Durchsetzung eines Anspruchs ist erst erfolgreich, wenn die unterlegene Gegenpartei ihren Verpflichtungen auch tatsächlich nachkommt.

Wir handeln schnell und präzise, um die rechtliche Position unserer Mandanten zu sichern. Wir sind als Marktführer bei US-Security Actions anerkannt, wobei dies auch Klagen gegen “Alter-Ego”-Beklagte umfasst (piercing the corporate veil).

Unsere Leistungen umfassen zudem die Sicherung von Schiffen, die Geltendmachung von Pfandrechten an Fracht, Unterfrachten und Untervermietungen, die Pfändungen von Geschäftsforderungen oder die Pfändung anderer Vermögenswerte des Gegners, oftmals vor dem Hintergrund einer (drohenden) Insolvenz.

All dies erfordert sowohl Kreativität als auch detailgenaue Prüfungen. Wir leisten beides, um die Ansprüche unserer Mandanten durchzusetzen und rechtskräftige Titel zu Geld zu machen.

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Schifffahrtsverträge - Beratung und Projektbetreuung

Wir wissen, wie man Charterverträge erstellt und verhandelt und übernehmen verschiedene Aufgaben im Charterverfahren – von der Verhandlungsführung mit der Gegenpartei und der Abfassung des Vertragsentwurfs bis hin zur Beratung zu einzelnen Klauseln. Wir waren an zahllosen lang- und kurzfristigen Charterverhandlungen sowohl als in-house Counsel als auch als Anwälte beteiligt und arbeiten effizient mit unseren Mandanten zusammen, um Verträge präzise und zügig abzuschließen.

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Schiffbau, Schiffskauf und -verkauf

Wir unterstützen Parteien auf beiden Seiten von Newbuild-Transaktionen: Wir werden sowohl für große Werften als auch für Schiffseigner tätig. Wir beraten Käufer während des gesamten Transaktionszeitraums und setzen mögliche Gewährleistungsansprüche für Käufer nach der Lieferung durch.

Wir beraten und vertreten Mandanten auch bei Streitigkeiten im Zusammenhang mit Schiffsverkaufsverträgen, unter anderem bei Problemen mit dem Zustand des Schiffs und den Lieferverpflichtungen des Verkäufers.

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Schiffsfinanzierung

Unser Schifffahrtsteam verfügt über umfassende Vollstreckungserfahrung (dabei arbeiten wir in engem Kontakt mit unserem internationalen Kollegennetzwerk).

So haben wir bereits Forderungen für eine Reihe großer Finanzierungsinstitutionen gegen Schiffseigner vollstreckt. Wir betreuen unsere Mandanten während des gesamten Verfahrens, vom ersten Mahnschreiben bis zum gerichtlich angeordneten Verkauf eines Schiffes.

Wir verfügen auch über beträchtliche Erfahrung mit Schiffsfinanzierungsgeschäften, Darlehensverträgen und Schiffshypotheken.

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Schadensfälle, Kollisionen und Ölverschmutzungen

Unfälle, Kollisionen und Ölverschmutzungsschäden erfordern eine umgehende und überlegte Reaktion. Genau das bieten wir unseren Mandanten. Dabei hat für uns in jeder Unfallsituation die Berücksichtigung der Sicherheit von Schiff und Besatzung oberste Priorität.

Aufgrund unserer Erfahrung sind wir in der Lage, unterschiedliche involvierte Parteien zu koordinieren, darunter Responder, Bergungspersonal, technische Experten, Untersuchungsorgane, Medienvertreter, Versicherer/P&I-Clubs sowie Gegenparteien.

Die umfangreiche Beweissicherung ist ein weiterer wichtiger Aspekt unserer Arbeit. Dies beinhaltet z.B. die Einholung von Zeugenaussagen, die Sicherung von relevanten Schiffsdokumenten, die Teilnahme an Zeugenbefragungen durch Ermittlungsbehörden und die enge Zusammenarbeit mit anderen betroffenen Parteien, um relevante Informationen zu erhalten. Jeder Unfall erfordert eine individuelle Reaktion. Unsere langjährige Erfahrung ermöglicht es uns, in jedem Fall angemessen zu reagieren.

Im Notfall sind wir rund um die Uhr unter folgenden Telefonnummern erreichbar: +1 917 868 1245 oder +44 7920 519 233.

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Personal Injury Defense

Verurteilungen wegen Personal Injury und Wrongful Death haben einen historischen Höchststand erreicht.

Ob Unfälle auf See oder Verletzungen bei Verkehrsunfällen, unsere Juristen verfügen über die nötige Erfahrung und das Know-how, um den jeweiligen Vorfall zu untersuchen, Verteidigungsmöglichkeiten frühzeitig zu erkennen und die Interessen und Vermögenswerte unserer Mandanten zu schützen. Unsere Juristen vertreten Mandanten regelmäßig vor State und Federal Courts in den USA und erzielen dabei hervorragende Ergebnisse.

Wir sind stets bereit, umgehend auf Vorfälle auf See zu reagieren, kritische Beweise zu sichern, Zeugen zu befragen und bei Untersuchungen der US-Küstenwache zu helfen. Wir vertreten Mandanten in Gerichtsverfahren im Zusammenhang mit Ansprüchen nach dem Jones Act und LHWCA 905(b) sowie bei Verletzungs- und Todesfällen infolge von Schiffsunfällen.

Darüber hinaus vertreten wir Transport- und Logistikunternehmen, die mit Schadenersatzansprüchen konfrontiert sind. Zu unseren Mandanten zählen Transportunternehmen, Broker und Equipment Owners in den gesamten USA. Wir vertreten Mandanten vor Gericht, wahren vertragliche und gesetzliche Ansprüche und unterstützen Versicherer bei der Prüfung der Begründetheit von Ansprüchen, um angemessene Rückstellungen zu bilden.

Wir sind stolz darauf, mit unserer Branchenerfahrung und juristischen Fachkompetenz als gefragte Anwälte für P&I-Clubs, Versicherungsgesellschaften und Unternehmen in der See- und Transportindustrie tätig zu sein.

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Edward W. Floyd
Partner - New York
Joseph Johnson
Partner - New York
Timothy S. McGovern
Partner - Chicago
Alfred Siwy
Partner - London, Wien
Damon Thompson
Partner - London
Luke Zadkovich
Partner - London, New York, Sydney
Gerold Zeiler
Partner - New York, Wien
Nicholas Paine
Of Counsel - Houston, New York
Zach Barger
Senior Associate - Chicago
Calum Cheyne
Senior Associate - London
Richard Murray
Senior Associate - London
Carolina Palacios
Senior Associate - London
Howard Quinlivan
Senior Associate - London
Katherine Georginis
Associate - Chicago
Aiden Lerch
Associate - London, Sydney
Eva-Maria Mayer
Associate - New York
Lucy Noble
Associate - London
Jonas S. Patzwall
Associate - New York
Shannen Trout
Associate - London
Philip Vagin
Associate - London
  • Assessing criminal and civil options, and coordinating an asset seizure search and attach strategy in Mexico for a major case for shipowners pursuing a Chinese mining conglomerate in Mexico. The underlying case involved allegations of cartel cooperation and fraudulent dissipation of assets (USD 2.5 million).

  • Representation of Asian governmental energy entity in Coronavirus related advice reagrding current portfolio of charter parties.

  • Representation of major international LNG supplier in Coronavirus related advice on Indian customs regulations regarding presence of armed guards and piracy prevention personnel, off hire and risk assessment.

  • Representation of major Central European Energy Company in relation to a failure to load at a North African LNG terminal. The issue was successfully resolved with the client being “kept whole” and the terms of loading and delivery of the cargo re-negotiated.

  • Representation and assisting the representation of several clients in several US Federal District Courts regarding seeking of security for underlying claims by way of maritime attachment proceedings.

  • Representation of International bank involving actions under the Insolvency Act 1986 to unwind a transaction at an undervalue/a transaction entered into with intent to defraud creditors. Part of a broader coordinated global approach to enforce a claim against an insolvent entity.

  • Representation of a major US oil refinery in relation to disputes under their shipping contracts during the COVID-19 crisis. The dispute related to delays under a bespoke charterparty.

  • Pursued a claim for major US commodities trading house for damages in respect of late delivery / unseaworthiness against vessel owners in LMAA arbitration proceedings. Also handled negotiations with Mediterranean receivers. Brought related actions in Texas and Turkey for discovery and vessel arrest against the owners.

  • Commenced ad hoc London arbitration proceedings for an Italian coal trader claiming wrongful arrest in respect of a time charterparty. Involved complex conflict of laws questions.

  • Pursued a large energy company for shipowner clients seeking damages arising due to delay / fire to a terminal in Brazil. We intervened into related English Court of Appeal proceedings and obtained a favourable outcome.

  • Representatin of a major Korean shipyard in arbitral proceedings against a Dutch shipbuilding conglomerate regarding a share purchase agreement (ICC).

  • Assessing the laws on lifting the corporate veil on companies in Mexico for a major shipping demurrage case, where the underlying cargo interests were not in a position to accept delivery and the vessel carrying crude ended up waiting for months before discharge could occur (USD 3+ million).

  • Advised a major international trading house (Singaporean plc), in respect of a cargo claim against vessel owners. Travelled to Lagos and Port Harcourt, Nigeria, to take evidence from our trading clients, surveyors, port terminal operators and harbour masters. In the arbitration proceedings, the Owners counter-claimed for wrongful arrest in Nigeria / breach of London arbitration agreement.

  • Advising a catering service company for cruise ships on matters of employment law and industrial relations, including the applicability of Austrian collective bargaining agreement to their employees.

  • Acted for Owners in relation to a vessel collision, involving issues of English, US and Australian law. The dispute involved complex claims in General Average, under a Charterparty and under Bills of Lading.

  • Advised major LNG chartering company on midterm charter parties with multinational oil trading company.

  • Representation of major Danish shipowner in an off-hire and performance dispute which threw to both US and English jurisdictions.

  • Acted for a Belgian/Turkish shipowner in relation to outstanding sums under a series of charter parties.  Obtained an award in the client’s favor. The matter involved dispute over jurisdiction, overdue hire payments and the validity of an assignment.

  • Representation of major international LNG supplier and charterer on their position in respect of a multi-million dollar off-hire claim. The dispute turned on bespoke off-hire wording and complex legal questions in LCIA arbitration.

  • Representation of major international LNG supplier and charterer in drafting and negotiating long term charters for four new-build LNG carriers.

  • Defense of logistics company against claims involving a cargo of copper that disappeared from a container in transit. Enforced package limitation under the Carriage of Goods by Sea Act and won appeal before Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals.

  • Advised Italian shipowner on sanctions related to trade in South and Middle America.

  • Advised major European shipping company on the provision of an insurance product in England, Australia and the United States.

  • Representation of European bank regarding recovery of a multi-million dollar claim against an insolvent entity under claims relating to mis-delivery of cargo. Assertively pursued security actions against possible assets and successfully obtained an attachment over assets belonging to an alter-ego in a US targeting a vessel in the Southern District of Texas. In a reported decision, successfully defeated post-discovery motion to vacate seizure order and dismiss action. Global litigation included proceedings in UK and East Asia.

  • Representation of Italian shipowners in defense of numerous cargo claims resulting from signficant vessel incident involving major container loss.

  • Advised on and drafted protective clauses for a major US oil refinery in relation to risk under their shipping contracts during the Covid-19 crisis.

  • Negotiated and drafted multi-million-dollar offshore services contract on behalf of vessel-owner client.

  • Acted for a Norwegian chartering company in four separate arbitrations/charters.  Issues include failure to nominate, coercion to pay outstanding demurrage, failure to pass on money received from sub-charterers and receipt of fund by agents for principals. There were separate Norwegian proceedings for security.

  • Advised client shipowner on various cabotage issues in multiple jurisdictions.

  • Advised a major Polish chemical company, as charterers, in relation to an LMAA arbitration claim brought by the Owners for demurrage and other outstandings.

  • Representation of major international LNG supplier in negotiations of several charter parties with Indian oil corporation.

  • Representation of global energy major in an LMAA arbitration in a long-term charterparty dispute for a LNG carrier.

  • Representation of European ro-ro operator and logistics services provider in relation to a multi-jurisdictional dispute arising from container damage at the Port of Cork, UK.

  • Represented charterers in a case ultimately determined by the Court of Appeal. The case involved a point of general application in relation to the Barecon 89 form, and turned on the construction of the requirement for the vessel to remain in class.

  • Acted for client on a multi-million dollar dispute relating to an FPSO vessel re-fit. The case involved a detailed and technical review of claims arising out of a series of variation orders, and a detailed legal analysis of the overarching nature of the contract.

  • Advised Skandinavian shipowner regarding informal arrest of vessel in Venezuela on claims of „stolen cargo“ valued at several million USD.

  • Defended oil spill indemnification claims against client time charterer following oil spill event on Mississippi.

  • Representation of Asian shipowner in US federal litigation brought against a publicly traded US minerals and mining company in connection with the pursuit of fraudulent transfer claims. In a reported decision, successfully defeated summary judgment motion made by defendant.

  • Secured a settlement at almost the entire value of the claim for a major shipping operator in respect of a shortage claim under bills of lading.

  • Defended an ICC arbitration claim for our Egyptian trader clients, as sellers, for short shipment under a sale and purchase contract.

  • Obtained dismissals based on U.S. maritime law defenses resulting in reduction of client’s damages from multimillion-dollar jury verdict to less than $300,000.00 in a lawsuit by former Jones Act employee and family.

  • Advising Mexican subsidiary of a major Austrian group in the oil drilling industry on its day-to-day corporate and employment issues, including the drafting and reviewing of master sales agreements that contain provisions stipulating specific timeframes and transportation information for delivery and return of rental equipment, as well as other complex commercial contracts.

  • Representation of major LNG supplier on a 15-year Gas Sales Agreement and Terminal Use Agreement for supply of LNG/natural gas in West Africa The project involved intense time pressure; technical and contractual complexity with a Floating Storage Unit and a Floating Regasification Unit and the trader client retaining title to the LNG/gas during the regasification process; local legal requirements; and inherent political and regulatory risk.

  • Representation of US energy major in defense of general average claims following vessel grounding. Claims not pursued following aggressive pursuit of international discovery and investigation. Handled global coordination of legal and investigatory team.

  • Defended demurrage claim based on a series of long-term delays at various load/discharge ports. Developing arguments based on tendering of an invalid NOR and deploying compelling fact-based evidence to fall within an exemption to demurrage

  • Advised coal trader on a 1.5 year coal supply contract dispute against the receiver. The receiver argued repudiation for alleged fraudulent conduct, namely backdating a B/L. Client claimed damages for wrongful repudiation in LCIA proceedings. There were related LMAA arbitration proceedings and UK court proceedings for freezing orders and vessel arrest.

  • Advised shipowner clients and its P&I Club on a cargo misdelivery claim and associated indemnity action.  The bill holders’ claim was subject to LMAA arbitration proceedings and the indemnity proceedings were before the English High Court.  Our client obtained freezing orders against the commodities trader in England, enforced those in Switzerland and Rule B attachments against the indemnifying party in the US, having defended a sister-ship arrest in Morocco and related proceedings in Dakar.

  • Obtained dismissal of employee’s workers’ compensation claim for Longshore Act employer client at trial level, resulting in settlement for amounts previously paid following appeal of court’s dismissal.

  • Representation of a Singaporean shipping company with its main seat of business in London in enforcement and recognition of foreign award proceedings (USD 5.7 million, Mexican courts).

  • Advised a large US commodities trader in an arbitration claim for overpaid hire and bunkers on a time charterparty. This involved insolvency proceedings in Greece and various actions for security.

    • Zeiler Floyd Zadkovich
      Transport: Shipping - Litigation and Regulation
      "Floyd Zadkovich and zeiler.partners merged equally to form Zeiler Floyd Zadkovich (a Swiss Verein) in September 2020. The practice acts in the full range of claims involving shipping contracts, cargo and general average, along with collisions, sanctions, and personal injury and wrongful death; the team also stands out in insurance matters, vessel arrests and asset seizures. The principal names in New York are name partners Luke Zadkovich and Edward Floyd; Zadkovich has a strong focus on the maritime and international commodities sectors, while Floyd focuses on international disputes involving the shipping and commodities trading industries. Chicago office head Timothy McGovern is a maritime and transportation specialist."

    Chambers USA 2021

    • Luke Zadkovich
      USA Nationwide: Transportation - Shipping/Maritime: Litigation (New York) (Band 4)
    • Edward Floyd
      USA Nationwide: Transportation - Shipping/Maritime: Litigation (New York) (Band 4)
    • Zeiler Floyd Zadkovich
      USA Nationwide: Transportation - Shipping/Maritime: Litigation (New York) (Band 3)
    • Luke Zadkovich
      "Luke Zadkovich is very approachable and always willing to assist. Luke has come up with novel solutions on more than one occasion and has regularly delivered results exceeding our Members’ expectations. His communication is clear and I have been very happy to recommend his services to colleagues and Members."
    • Luke Zadkovich
      Shipping: UK Tier 5 (2021)
      "In my experience, the team (led by Luke Zadkovich) have been able to appreciate the commercial objectives of our members very quickly, and to come up with legal solutions in order to meet those objectives. The focus is on obtaining the results our members want as efficiently as possible. I find the team’s approach to be collaborative – they work with the Club and our Members, not as an advisor at arm’s length, which is valued."
    • Zeiler Floyd Zadkovich
      Tier 3 Firm in Transport: Shipping - Litigation and regulation
      “[T]he team is noted for its ability to advise on US and UK law, working in conjunction with its counterpart in the firm’s London office.  The firm is led by name partners Luke Zadkovich and Edward Floyd: Zadkovich has previous experience working at a major P&I Club…”
    • Zeiler Floyd Zadkovich
      Tier 3 Firm in Transport: Shipping - Litigation and regulation
      “From its base in New York, the team has expanded quickly over the past couple of years, having opened an office in Chicago with the hire of Timothy McGovern from Swanson, Martin & Bell; and then establishing an office in Houston in 2020. In addition to its expansion across the US, the team is noted for its ability to advise on US and UK law [...]"

    Chambers & Partners USA 2020

    • Zeiler Floyd Zadkovich
      Ranked firm (Band 3 - US Nationwide Shipping/Maritime)
      “A boutique firm with specialist expertise in maritime and admiralty law… Stands out in the market for its combined focus on English and US maritime logistics and trading cases.” Notable practitioner – Ed Floyd and Luke Zadkovich
    • Edward Floyd
      Ranked Individual (Band 4 - US Nationwide Shipping/Maritime)
      “Ed Floyd has noteworthy experience advising clients on maritime and trading law. His broad practice covers cargo damage and loss, charter party disputes and sanctions advice.”
    • Luke Zadkovich
      Ranked Individual (Band 4 - US Nationwide Shipping/Maritime)
      “Luke Zadkovich is frequently engaged in complex cargo disputes as part of his broader shipping and maritime practice. He also provides strong guidance to clients on English maritime law.”
    • Zeiler Floyd Zadkovich
      Tier 5 Firm
      “For shipping, the team... is 'knowledgeable, personable and hardworking, with a genuine dedication to its clients, and a commercially astute understanding of their needs'.”

    Super Lawyers 2021

  • Tinkler, Tailors law on estoppel by convention | Case by Case (Ep. 19)

    Tinkler, Tailors law on estoppel by convention | Case by Case (Ep. 19)

    Aiden Lerch joins Luke and Calum on this week’s episode, to discuss a recent (and rare) Supreme Court decision on Estoppel by Convention.

  • Stop Press! Supreme Court hands down judgment in the CMA CGM LIBRA | Case by Case (Ep. 18)

    Stop Press! Supreme Court hands down judgment in the CMA CGM LIBRA | Case by Case (Ep. 18)

    Judgment in the CMA CGM Libra has been handed down yesterday by the Supreme Court. The result is that negligent passage planning can render a vessel “unseaworthy”, and liability for that unseaworthiness is not covered by the Article IV Rule 2 exception for errors in navigation.

    The Court carried out a detailed and comprehensive review of a number of established precedents. In doing so, the Court also rejected Owners’ arguments that there was a need for an “Attribute Threshold” (where there must be an identifiable “attribute” that is defective to cause the unseaworthiness).

    Finally, the Court agreed that the “prudent owner” test was not the sole test for unseaworthiness. While that test remains very important, the Court noted that the unseaworthiness must also go to the vessel’s ability safely to carry out the contracted voyage. That is in line with authorities including The Aquacharm, where an issue that a prudent owner would clearly seek to rectify was not sufficient to amount to unseaworthiness (in the case of The Aquacharm, overstowage preventing a vessel passing through the Panama Canal).

    Luke and Calum discuss this significant Supreme Court judgment on a critical area of maritime law.

  • Who gets the last shot… of whiskey? | Case by Case (Ep. 17)

    Who gets the last shot… of whiskey? | Case by Case (Ep. 17)

    Luke and Calum welcome special guest Lucy Noble to recap a battle of the forms judgment newly handed down from the English Court of Appeal. The jurisdiction dispute in TRW v Panasonic [2021] EWCA Civ 1558 confirms an important exception to the last shot principle, a question of interpretation which is approached quite differently under US law.

  • „And the Nominations are…“ – when an option taken gets written in | Case by Case (Ep. 16)

    „And the Nominations are…“ – when an option taken gets written in | Case by Case (Ep. 16)

    In this episode, Calum and Luke use London Arbitration 20/21 as a launching point into the world of nominations, options and elections. Does a nomination become written into a contract once made? When does it not? What parallels are there with redelivery notices (eg. the Zenovia)? Or analogies with other options in a contract?

  • English law vs US law – Set off or Recoupment? Using a time barred claim as a defence | Case by Case (Ep. 15)

    English law vs US law – Set off or Recoupment? Using a time barred claim as a defence | Case by Case (Ep. 15)

    Luke and Calum welcome special guest, Eva-Maria Mayer onto the podcast to discuss an interesting point of difference between US and UK law. This one involves a blast from the past, and we take a look at some important historical cases from the English House of Lords and the US Court of Appeals (Fifth Circuit).

  • Strictly Come Damages – A New-er Flamenco? Space Shipping v ST Shipping | Case by Case (Ep. 14)

    Strictly Come Damages – A New-er Flamenco? Space Shipping v ST Shipping | Case by Case (Ep. 14)

    Space Shipping Ltd v ST Shipping and Transport PTE Ltd [2021] EWHC 2288 (Comm)

    Luke and Calum look at damages, arbitration appeal procedure, partial awards and much more in this recent Commercial Court decision.

  • From Time to Time – How to count time for a demurrage time bar | Case by Case (Ep. 13)

    From Time to Time – How to count time for a demurrage time bar | Case by Case (Ep. 13)

    In this episode of Case by Case, Luke Zadkovich and Calum Cheyne chat with New York partner Ed Floyd about counting time for a demurrage time bar.

  • Maritime Liens – Incorporating maritime liens by contract in the US and UK | Case by Case (Ep. 12)

    Maritime Liens – Incorporating maritime liens by contract in the US and UK | Case by Case (Ep. 12)

    In episode 1 of season 2, Luke Zadkovich, Calum Cheyne and special guest Philip Vagin discuss the incorporation of maritime liens by contract in the US and the UK.

  • Let’s Talk About Sanctions | Break It Down (Ep. 3)

    Let’s Talk About Sanctions | Break It Down (Ep. 3)

    In this episode of Break It Down, ZFZ New York-based associate Jonas Patzwall gives us the full rundown on US Sanctions. Jonas walks us through how sanctions work, why and how they’re put in place, their compliance and the structure of international bodies governing their implementation. We discuss some of the most recent developments in the Venezuela and Belarus US sanctions, and a couple prime court cases exhibiting how things can get complicated when it comes to adhering to these regulations, as Jonas provides us with a detailed how-to on regular compliance from the perspective of a business engaging in international commerce. Everything you never knew about sanctions explained!

  • Shanghai Shipyards – Fight for your right for payment on demand | Case by Case (Ep. 11)

    Shanghai Shipyards – Fight for your right for payment on demand | Case by Case (Ep. 11)

    „On demand“ or „See to it“ – those are the two main types of guarantee. But what do those terms actually mean? Is it always clear if a guarantee is one, rather than the other, type? And, if not, what are the tell tale signs of each of these categories of guarantee?

    All of this was discussed in the recent Shanghai Shipyard’s case – Judgment handed down on 23 July 2021.

    Luke and Calum discuss the case in detail in this podcast.