It has been an unusually busy year for practitioners dealing with charterparty disputes. Not only has 2022 seen war in Ukraine, but 2022 has also seen a high number of important decisions, spanning a wide range of legal issues. This session aims to review some of the most important developments of 2022, as chosen by three leading lawyers with a wealth of experience: Robert Bright KC of 7KBW; Cate Baddeley of Preston Turnbull LLP; and Robert Veal of Winter & Co. The event will be chaired by David Steward, president of the LMAA.
Specific issues to be discussed will include:
• War in Ukraine: safe ports warranties and other protective clauses, where are we now?
• Top cases of 2022, including The Eternal Bliss and The C Challenger.
• And others that are less well known but no less important: The Divine Gate on speed and performance and London Arbitration 10/22 on the Inter-Club Agreement.