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31 Aug 2016

Web Alert: OW Bunker cases in the US - Three new cases hold that physical suppliers of bunkers arranged through OW Bunker do not have maritime liens against the ships supplied

In our August 2016 Defence Bulletin, we provided an update on OW Bunker cases in the US and noted that decisions were expected in various pending matters.

3 Aug 2016

Defence Bulletin, August 2016

This Special Edition follows on from our bulletin in October and the articles that follow give a flavour of the types of issues and disputes that we have been dealing with over recent months.

12 May 2016

Web Alert - The UK Supreme Court delivers a disappointing judgment for owners in OW Bunker test case

On 11 May 2016 the UK Supreme Court delivered its judgment in PST Energy 7 Shipping LLC v OW Bunker Malta Limited, considered the primary test case in the OW Bunker insolvency under English law as to whether an owner is obliged to pay OWB for bunkers supplied even if they themselves didn’t pay for, and therefore acquire title to, the same fuel.

3 Feb 2016

Web Alert: Australia – Recognition of foreign maritime liens?

In the recent landmark decision of The Sam Hawk1, the Federal Court of Australia held that a foreign maritime lien (even if the claim does not constitute a maritime lien under Australian law) is enforceable in Australia and capable of founding the arrest of a ship under the Admiralty Act 1988 (Cth) [“Act”].

22 Oct 2015

Web alert: OW Bunker ‘test’ case - The Court of Appeal hands down its latest judgment (22 October 2015)

The Court of Appeal has earlier today handed down its decision on the Res Cogitans matter, which was heard on an expedited basis by the English court.

2 Oct 2015

Standard Bulletin: Defence Special Edition, October 2015

This Special Edition follows on from our bulletin in January. The articles give a flavour of the types of issues and disputes that we have been dealing with over recent months.

15 Jul 2015

Web alert: OW Bunker ‘test’ case – A disappointing UK judgment handed down yesterday (14 July 2015)

The judgment delivered by Mr Justice Males yesterday, regarding the Res Cogitans, was an appeal from an arbitration award delivered on 16 April 2015.

12 Dec 2014

Press article: Bankruptcy jolts bunker sector

Olivia Furmston, Legal Director, comments on the effects of the OW Bunker bankruptcy

9 Dec 2014

Standard Bulletin, December 2014

In this edition we cover: Bermuda board meeting, The Hon. Sir John Swan, K.B.E., J.P. reflects on 37 years of service to The Standard Club, OW bunker bankruptcy, Chinese tax changes affecting the international shipping community, The costs of US Security, Guards – owners’ negligence and charterers’ liability, and Safe passage through the Bosphorus?

13 Nov 2014

Web alert: OW Bunker Bankruptcy

The recent financial troubles affecting OWB are having an unforeseen and very immediate impact on the wider ship owning community.



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