Offshore Contracts 1


Charterparties and contracts in the offshore industry often have liability provisions which are quite different from those usual in other maritime contracts and charterparties. This session will be examining the characteristic offshore regime by which each party agrees to bear liability for its own personnel and property, and it is also agreed that there will be no claims in respect of losses other than for personnel and property. Three speakers will consider how far this regime is effective under English law, and the fourth will comment from the point of view of US law.

The Centre will also be presenting a session in March on the insurance of offshore projects and liabilities arising from offshore operations. The issues at this first session will include:
• ‘knock for knock’ provisions, including those in Supplytime and Towcon/Towhire
• excluding ‘consequential’ damages
• ‘gross negligence’, complete non-performance, and other ways parties may try to escape from the liability regime

Post Event notes:

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Chair:Rhys Clift – Hill Dickinson
Panellists:Sean O’Sullivan – 4 Pump Court
Robert Gay – Hill Dickinson
Elizabeth Blackburn QC – Stone Chambers
Peter McLauchlan - Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP (Houston)
Venue:Hill Dickinson, Irongate House, Duke’s Place, London, EC3A 7LP
Time:5.30pm for 6.00pm
CPD Points:This event is accredited for 2 CPD points