SHIPBUILDING AND OFFSHORE CONSTRUCTION
Impact of COVID-19 on Shipbuilding and Offshore Construction Contracts: Is a Pandemic the Same as an Epidemic? Does a ‘Supervening Illegality’ Trump a Force Majeure Clause?
In the wake of the coronavirus (“COVID-19”) worldwide outbreak, the socio-economic activities in many countries have been impeded on an unprecedented scale. The shipbuilding / offshore construction industry alone has been exposed to significant difficulties, such as compulsory lockdowns, mandatory quarantines, shortage of labour, shortage of supplies and materials, and many governmental restrictions and policies […]
Role of an Owners’ Superintendent or Naval Architect – Walking the Line »
There are two main areas of particular peril for an inhouse ship’s superintendent or naval architect when involved with a new shipbuilding project. The first is the design responsibility, and the second is the responsibilities surrounding the inspection regime. 1) Design responsibilities When the design of a vessel is defective, the consequences can be severe. […]
Rock Advertising Limited v MWB Business Exchange Centres Limited – loose lips…non oral modification clauses »
Facts Rock Advertising (“Rock”) entered into a contract to occupy office space operated by MWB Business Exchange Centres Ltd (“MWB”) for a fixed term of 12 months. The contract contained a no oral modification clause (“NOM”) which stated that “All variations to this Licence must be agreed, set out in writing and signed on behalf of […]