News items in 2016
17 Feb 2016
Post-board Bulletin, February 2016
The club board, and the boards of its principal subsidiaries, met in Bermuda on 26 January 2016. The club’s class general meetings were held on the same day. On the previous day, meetings of the board’s three committees – Audit and Risk, Strategy, and Nomination and Governance – took place. We report on these in this bulletin special edition.
16 Feb 2016
Web Alert: Offshore Wind Energy on the rise
The European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) which encourages the use of wind power in Europe has published its annual figures: “Wind in power – 2015 European statistics”
15 Feb 2016
Web Alert: New anti-piracy guide for tankers operating in Asia
The Regional Cooperation Agreement on Combating Piracy and Armed Robbery against Ships in Asia (ReCAAP) together with The Republic of Singapore Navy’s Information Fusion Centre (IFC) and the S Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS) have recently published The Guide for Tankers Operating in Asia against Piracy and Armed Robbery Involving Oil Cargo Theft to help with the prevention of piracy attacks on tanker vessels operating in Asia
5 Feb 2016
Web Alert: Extended fixed costs regime in UK courts?
On 28 January 2016 Lord Justice Jackson delivered a lecture to the Insolvency Practitioners Association arguing that the existing fixed costs regime in England and Wales needed extending and suggesting that it could eventually apply to all claims.
3 Feb 2016
Web Alert: Zika virus considerations
The World Health Organization has declared the recent outbreak of Zika virus a “global public health emergency”. This change in the status of this epidemic reflects the gravity with which the spread of Zika virus is now being viewed by international health organisation
3 Feb 2016
Web Alert: Australia – Recognition of foreign maritime liens?
In the recent landmark decision of The Sam Hawk1, the Federal Court of Australia held that a foreign maritime lien (even if the claim does not constitute a maritime lien under Australian law) is enforceable in Australia and capable of founding the arrest of a ship under the Admiralty Act 1988 (Cth) [“Act”].