Tag: John Sze

Shipping, International Trade and Logistics

Hope For Carriers Facing Misdelivery Claims: The Singapore Courts Signal A Need For Closer Scrutiny of Circumstances Surrounding Banks’ Financing Arrangements And Delivery of Cargo

The Singapore High Court in The “Miracle Hope” (Admiralty in Rem No. 45 of 2020, Registrar’s Appeal No. 298 of 2021 (unreported)) dismissed an appeal by a bank against an Assistant Registrar’s decision to grant the defendant shipowner unconditional leave to defend.…

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Singapore Maritime Week – “The Changing Nature of Maritime Risks”

Our Deputy Managing Partner, John Sze moderated a panel discussion on “The Changing Nature of Maritime Risks” at the inaugural Maritime Services Leaders Forum during Singapore Maritime Week. The distinguished panellists comprised of Nick Shaw, Chief Executive Officer at the International Group of P&I Clubs, Richard Turner, the President of the Union of Marine Insurance UK, Paul Hackett, Joint Head of Marine at Canopius Singapore, and Jonathan Holmes, Head of Hull, Asia at AXA Singapore.…

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Law Bites Special – Dec 2021


On 1st December, SCMA released the 4th edition of its rules after having conducted public consultations between 16th June to 31st August 2020. These have culminated in changes thatour firm welcomes wholeheartedly, seeing as that they have struck a fine balance between ensuring that the Rules in its entirety would keep with the times, whilst maintaining a measure of certainty for practitioners and clients alike through the streamlining of processes and plugging of opportunities for abuse.…

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The “MIRACLE HOPE” – The Security Obligations of Parties Under a Chain of LOIs

Law Bites – May 2020

1. To what extent will security in charters be enforced in these unprecedented times? At all costs, it seems.

2. The recent English High Court’s decision of Trafigura Maritime Logistics Pte Ltd v Clearlake Shipping Pte Ltd [2020] EWHC 995 (Comm) provides insights for parties interposed in back to back charter agreements, where the International Group of P&I Clubs standard form letters of indemnity (“LOI”) has been incorporated in the current climate.…

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