In a Judgment delivered on 24 January 2012, the Court of Appeal (Toulson, Lloyd and Carnwath LJJ) has decided that there is power under the Arbitration Act 1996 for the Court to order Judgment to be entered in the terms of an arbitration award, where the award takes the form of a negative declaration (i.e. that the successful party has no legal liability to the other party).
The recent announcement by the UK Government that weapons will be allowed on UK-flagged vessels is not perhaps as revolutionary as it might first appear. Under the relevant firearms legislation, shot guns and single shot rifles were already permitted, subject to the appropriate certification having been obtained. Rather, the new government guidelines and the headlines they have generated have been about the use of previously prohibited weapons (such as fully automatic “assault” rifles) and equipment.
International law firm Ince & Co is delighted to announce the appointment of corporate partner Tanya Nash to the Business and Finance Group in London. Tanya joins the firm as a partner from SNR Denton, where she started as a trainee and was promoted to partner in 2005.
The House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee Report on “Piracy off the coast of Somalia”, published today, sets out the findings of the Foreign Affairs Committee (FAC) enquiry into the efforts of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and the UK Government to combat increasing levels of piracy off the coast of Somalia.
Over the last decade high-frequency trading (HFT) has enjoyed phenomenal growth and now accounts for more than half of all the stock-trading volume in the US. Amidst signs that regulators in the US and the EU are seeking to increase their regulation of HFT, we take a brief look at what it is and its implications for insurers.
Date: Tuesday 25 - Thursday 27 June, 2013
Location: Bonhill House, London
Ince & Co partner Fionna Gavin is speaking during the spotlight session on “The Hague-Visby Rules in context: what are the types of carriage covered by the Rules?”. This session will look into the Rules and whether they apply to the contract of carriage, cargo, voyage or stage of the voyage; the application of the Rules by agreement and the most important aspects of the Rules.
Date: Thursday 27 June, 2013
Location: The President Wilson Hotel, Geneva
Ince & Co partner, and head of the Global International Trade and Commodities group, Stuart Shepherd will be speaking at the conference on “Legal issues with letters of credit”. London based partner Stephen Marais forms part of the panel which will be covering “Commodity and Trade Finance” which includes discussion around traders financing other traders, the effect of Basel III and shadow banking and regulation.
Date: Monday 16 - Tuesday 17 September, 2013
Location: The Hatton, London
Ince & Co partner Chris Kidd and senior associate Mark de la Haye will be hosting a practical workshop during day one titled “Effectively negotiating an installation contract to deal with weather and seabed risk”. During this session delegates will work in groups to examine a contract and practically apply amendments for a specific offshore wind project.