Split into three parts, our speakers will address several current issues in maritime law including:
(1) The evolving sanctions regime against the Russian Federation, including issues pertinent to shipping and insurance law, as at November 2022;
(2) Current issues and concerns regarding charterparty force majeure and exception clauses, in relation to the blockage (and unblockage) of ports in Ukraine;
(3) Mur Shipping v RTI – regarding whether an obligation to pay freight in US$, which is made impossible by virtue of sanctions against the Russian Federation, can be discharged in a non-contractual currency (EUR) pursuant to an express or implied obligation to use reasonable endeavours to overcome a force majeure event. Alternatively, whether reasonable endeavours obligations do not extend to effectively varying the contractual currency provisions.
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