BIMCO Sanctions Clause 2020
BIMCO rounded off 2019 by releasing an overhaul of the BIMCO Sanctions Clause. Owners previously held the right to ignore charterers’ orders based on owners’ “reasonable judgment”. That right is removed. This will be of some comfort to charterers, who will be pleased to see the back of a subjective test in owners’ favour.
A Cautionary Tale – Exxon Mobil wins rare victory in US sanctions matter
This note reports on an interesting and important US federal court decision concerning sanctions enforcement and, significantly, a rare instance of a business challenging OFAC’s interpretation of a US sanctions regime. Exxon was successful in voiding a US$2 million sanctions penalty. However, for the rest of us this case demonstrates why caution around sanctions remains of paramount importance.
Christoph Schreuer on International Protection of Investments
“International Protection of Investments – The Substantive Standards”
Cambridge University Press, 2020 [with Reinisch]