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  • 8 November 2017
    Business & Finance

    Ferry operator Stena Line and Doyle Shipping Group have launched legal proceedings before the UK’s Commercial Court over a dispute on the provision of services for ferry docking in Dublin Port, Stena Line spokesperson confirmed to World Maritime News. The move is being undertaken on the heels of Stena Line’s contract termination with DSG in August this […]

  • 8 July 2013
    Business & Finance

    In an important contribution to the legal support of seafarers worldwide, SRI (Seafarers’ Rights International) has launched a Charter of Good Practice for the Provision of Legal Services to Seafarers. “For seafarers, seeking the advice of a lawyer can be one of the most stressful events of their career,” says Deirdre Fitzpatrick, Executive Director of […]

  • 24 December 2013
    Business & Finance

    Halliburton  announced that Robb Voyles will become executive vice president and general counsel effective Jan. 1, 2014. He will assume the position from Bert Cornelison, who will retire pursuant to company policy in April 2014. Cornelison will remain with the company until his retirement to assist with the transition of his duties. Cornelison has served […]

  • 22 June 2015
    Authorities & Government, Business & Finance

    The Ontario Superior Court of Justice has authorized Trillium Power Wind Corporation to amend its Statement of Claim against the Government of Ontario to include the claim of Spoliation, which refers to a willful destruction or suppression of evidence relevant to a legal proceeding. Trillium Power is seeking damages of $500 million for misfeasance in public office […]

  • 10 January 2014

    Norway’s Rocksource ASA has received a legal notice from Oil and Natural Gas Corporation of India (ONGC) invoking arbitration related to disputes over historical costs in the CY-DWN-2001/1 Production Sharing Contract (PSC) offshore India.   Rocksource said it was evaluating its response but added that the company’s view was that Rocksource is not liable for any […]

  • 26 May 2016
    Business & Finance

    After it received a contract termination from the Brazilian mining giant Vale International, the Greek dry bulk shipping company Navios Maritime Holdings is standing its ground with intentions to take legal action against the company. At the end of March, the mining company informed that it will not be performing the 20-year service contract for the iron ore facility […]

  • 27 October 2017
    Business & Finance

    Problems keep on emerging for the financially-troubled shipbuilder Triyards Holdings Limited as suppliers take their claims over unpaid bills to court. According to the latest update from the Singapore-based company, some of its subsidiaries have received various claims from suppliers and are currently involved in on-going litigation. In addition, one of the subsidiaries of the company has […]

  • 8 June 2015
    Authorities & Government, Business & Finance

    Following the decision by the Court of Session to reject Donald Trump’s latest legal action against the European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC), the Trump Organization announced it will take the case to the UK Supreme Court and European courts, saying that it was “impossible to have a fair hearing” in Scotland, Press and Journal informs.  Furthermore, the Trump […]

  • 25 December 2017
    Business & Finance, Equipment

    Xtera, a provider of subsea fiber optic solutions, has initiated legal action against Nokia, including Alcatel-Lucent, and NEC in order to halt infringement of its intellectual property in subsea telecommunications systems. Xtera has filed a complaint with the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) alleging that Nokia and NEC are using its technology illegally and without […]

  • 3 October 2013
    Business & Finance

    Legal and contractual issues, piracy and crime, and international sanctions are the most important areas of concern to merchant shipowners. Close behind are crewing and personnel, insurance regulation, loss prevention, environmental legislation, shipboard risk management, cargo preparation and stowage, and port state control. Consequently, owners want information and advice from their P&I clubs on how […]

  • 5 June 2015
    Research & Development

    The Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations (IDDRI), a non-profit policy research institute based in Paris, has published a short analysis of key legal issues and challenges in marine energy sector.  The paper identifies key legal challenges related to the development of marine energy: international law, environmental impacts, property rights, authorization process, resource management and marine areas. […]

  • 8 June 2015
    Authorities & Government, Business & Finance

    Following the decision by the Court of Session to reject Donald Trump’s latest legal action against the European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC), the Trump Organization announced it will take the case to the UK Supreme Court and European courts, saying that it was “impossible to have a fair hearing” in Scotland, Press and Journal informs.  Furthermore, the Trump […]

  • 5 June 2015
    Environment

    The Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations (IDDRI) has issued a brief analysis of legal and regulatory challenges for the global development of ocean energy sector. The ‘Ocean energy: key legal issues and challenges’ identifies legal issues regarding the following themes of marine governance: international law, environmental impacts, rights and ownership, consenting processes and […]

  • 25 July 2017
    Business & Finance

    The High Court of the Marshall Islands has denied a motion for a preliminary injunction filed by plaintiff Michael Sammons, a US investor in DryShips, legally embattled shipping company informed on Monday. The preliminary injunction motion had sought to suspend any further issuances of new common shares by the company at a price per share […]

  • 21 January 2015

    The UK government has pledged that it would not outlaw the payment of ransoms to secure the release of seafarers held hostage by pirates. Maritime trade union Nautilus has written to UK ministers to voice concerns over the potential for proposed new counter-terrorism laws to restrict or even outlaw the payment of piracy ransoms. In a response […]

  • 14 May 2014
    Business & Finance

    The International Maritime Rescue Federation (IMRF) has successfully registered its Asia Pacific Regional Centre (APRC) in China, giving it formal legal status and providing a timely boost to maritime Search and Rescue (SAR) development in the region. Registration means that the IMRF, which has operated an office in Shanghai since 2011, can advance its activities […]

  • 25 January 2006

    Passengers on board the luxury liner Queen Mary 2 have initiated a mass lawsuit against the ship’s operator. The operator has offered to refund half the cost of the cruise after it revised its itinerary following an accident.

  • 1 July 2014
    Business & Finance

    Acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman announced that, in another important legal victory for the State’s coastal protection efforts, a jury has determined that a Harvey Cedars couple should receive $300 as compensation for an easement on their property needed to build a sand dune and beachfront protection project – significantly less than the $800,000 […]

  • 19 June 2017
    Business & Finance

    Legal action filed by John Fredriksen-controlled Frontline in the High Court of the Republic of the Marshall Islands, which challenged DHT’s transaction with BW Group and DHT’s Rights Plan, has been dismissed, with prejudice. Frontline is now precluded from bringing similar claims against crude oil tanker owner DHT, its directors and BW Group in any other […]

  • 22 January 2020

    Norwegian oil and gas company Equinor is facing a legal challenge over its offshore drilling plans in the Great Australian Bight following a legal action by an organization looking to protect wilderness areas.

  • 31 May 2019
    Business & Finance

    Teekay Offshore Partners hired an independent legal counsel and a financial advisor to evaluate the offer.

  • 2 November 2015
    Business & Finance

    Tote Services Inc, owner of the ill-fated El Faro cargo ship that sank off Bermuda on October 1st near the eye of the Hurricane Joaquin, has filed for protection from legal claims regarding its liability for the deaths of the ship’s 33 crew members. The company filed for exoneration from or limitation of liability in U.S. district court in […]