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

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    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)

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    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)

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    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)

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    “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.

  • Galtrade v BP – When can a cargo buyer reject delivery? | Case by Case (Ep. 10)

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    When faced with a breach of contract an innocent party will often want to know if they have a right to terminate and walk away from the agreement, or whether they must continue with the contract and limit themselves to a recovery in damages.

    This is a tightrope for the parties and their lawyers. Does a breach of that specific term give a right to terminate? Alternatively, is this breach sufficiently significant to give that party a right to terminate?

    The Galtrade decision looks at both questions, and Luke and Calum consider it in today’s podcast.

  • Betty the devil you know? – The MV BETTY KIX: Arbitrator bias and costs awards in the US | Case by Case (Ep. 9)

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    Costs are a hugely important factor in nearly all legal cases. Interestingly, there is a big distinction between English Court and US Court treatment of costs, which was an issue in the recent SMA decision of the MV BETTY KIX.

    The decision also looks at issues of arbitrator bias. That is currently a big talking point on the English side of the pond following the Halliburton v Chubb decision. This decision is an interesting counterpoint from the US perspective.

    Luke and Calum look at the decision in detail, exploring all of the interesting issues that arise from it.