Published on an ad hoc basis, these guides are designed to answer questions and clarify issues affecting clients' businesses.
COA Pack 02/12/2020 Read more about COA Pack Welcome to the first edition of our "COA Pack". Surprisingly, notwithstanding their importance, a certain “legal mystery” surrounds Contracts of Affreightment (or "COAs" as they will be referred to in this Pack).
Freezer Pack 13/06/2019 Read more about Freezer Pack It was in 1975 in Mareva Compania Naviera SA v International Bulkcarriers SA where HFW acted for the successful applicant in securing an injunction restraining the respondents from removing or disposing of any moneys out of the jurisdiction1.
Bunker Pack 31/01/2019 Read more about Bunker Pack As of 1 January 2020, the International Maritime Organisation will introduce the Global Sulphur Cap by way of amendment to Regulation 14 of MARPOL Annex VI. This will limit the sulphur content of ships' fuel oil from 3.5% m/m to 0.5% m/m. The lower cap of 0.1% m/m in Emission Control Areas, as introduced in 2015 will remain. In addition, as of 1 March 2020 vessels will be prohibited from carrying fuel with a sulphur content in excess of 0.5% m/m (except as cargo or where a scrubber is fitted).
Turkey Pack 31/01/2019 Read more about Turkey Pack With a population of some 80 million, abundant natural resources, well placed ports and historically high rates of growth, Turkey is an attractive market full of opportunities
Client guide: English Civil Litigation Procedure 26/11/2018 Read more about Client guide: English Civil Litigation Procedure
In any legal dispute there will be situations where recourse to alternative forms of dispute resolution such as mediation are not appropriate for resolving the dispute and where the parties may prefer not to arbitrate their dispute. In these situations, it will be necessary and often preferable to commence legal proceedings in the English civil courts either in the High Court, or for smaller claims of £100,000 or less the County Court.
Enforcement Pack 05/09/2018 Read more about Enforcement Pack This Pack is the second edition of the enforcement series and has been produced as so often our clients go through expensive and time-consuming litigation only to be left stuck with an English Court judgment or arbitration award which they are unable to enforce.
Client guide: sanctions 27/06/2018 Read more about Client guide: sanctions A key political weapon used by governments to exert pressure on a particular country or regime to encourage a change in behaviour or compliance with certain objectives. The main sanctions regimes exist in the EU, US and UK, often implementing measures imposed by the United Nations.
International Trade Regulation
Japan Pack: First Edition 23/10/2017 Read more about Japan Pack: First Edition This dedicated Japan Pack is designed to help our commercial partners successfully navigate the choppy waters caused by the UK's decision to exit the European Union. HFW will support you to avoid the pitfalls and make the most of the opportunities that Brexit presents. Commentary from HFW Partners, consultants and Japanese expert opinion will provide clarity around the legal and strategic implications for your business.
Client guide: enforcement 11/08/2016 Read more about Client guide: enforcement If you are going to spend time, money and resources pursuing or defending a court or arbitration claim, then you need to consider what you are going to get out of it in the long run. What can you do with an English court judgment or arbitration award at home or abroad? How can you trace and preserve assets to make sure you get paid?
Cyber Pack 29/07/2016 Read more about Cyber Pack The Cyber Pack looks at how exposed the commodity and shipping industry is to cyber crime, the basic steps that can be taken to address risk issues and offers clients our HFW product suite of solutions and services (provided in conjunction with Protection Group International and Moore Stephens.
A Guide to the Coastal Trading Reforms in Australia 01/09/2012 Read more about A Guide to the Coastal Trading Reforms in Australia The roll out of the Coastal Trading legislation, which came into effect on 1 July 2012 is now largely complete. However, questions regarding the applicable legislative framework governing the employment conditions and health and safety of seafarers are continuing to arise due to uncertainty regarding which legislation applies to particular types of voyages on licensed vessels carrying domestic cargoes.
International Trade Regulation
Employment, Immigration and Personal Injury
A Guide to EU Commission Fines 01/09/2012 Read more about A Guide to EU Commission Fines Revised guidelines (the Guidelines) on the method of setting fines imposed for competition infringements were published in 2006 by the European Commission (the Commission). The following guide provides an outline of why fines are imposed and how they are calculated.
EU, Competition and Trade Regulatory
Insurance & Reinsurance
Travel, Cruise & Leisure