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Trading blows—determining liability for third parties in time charter agreements

Trading blows—determining liability for third parties in time charter agreements
Published on: 19 May 2016
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Trading blows—determining liability for third parties in time charter agreements
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  • What did the Supreme Court decide?
  • To what extent is the judgment helpful in clarifying the law in this area?
  • What are the implications for practitioners?
  • Are there still any grey areas practitioners will need to watch out for?
  • Are there any trends emerging in the law in this area? How does the case fit in with other developments in this area?
  • Do you have any predictions for future developments?

Article summary

Commercial analysis: What is the correct approach to deciding whether a contracting party is liable or responsible for some act or omission done by a third party in performing that party’s obligation under a contract? Simon Rainey QC of Quadrant Chambers examines the Supreme Court’s answer in Cargill International v NYK Bulkship (Atlantic) NV (The Global Santosh). or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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