Even though it provided an admirable articulation of when contracts are frustrated, the problem inherent within this statement was that it left unclear precisely why they are. Recent English case law Melli Bank v. Because of the particular circumstances in issue, the judgment lends itself to a narrow interpretation.
Expert in interlocutory applications: Thus, companies should ensure such clauses are expressly included in the contract and are carefully drafted to provide for the type of risks that could arise out of political instability, including the imposition of sanctions.
The license was set to expire on January 31, Beatson J held that on its proper construction, the purpose of the contract to provide indemnity insurance was not frustrated by supervening illegality, even though there was no express provision nor 'any mutually and objectively determined assumption or contemplation' indicating that the parties reasonably anticipated when entering the contract that the HM Treasury would exercise its powers under the Counter-Terrorism Act As such, there is no system of binding precedent and therefore interpretation of a force majeure clause governed by an Arab law can cause difficulties.
Wells Fargo had voluntarily disclosed the apparent violations and OFAC had concluded that the conduct was non-egregious.
Such a result was clearly unjust and, for this reason, the contract was held to not be frustrated. Before you begin contractual negotiations, you should think about what risks there are to you being unable to perform your contract including any risks arising from a counterparty failing to observe the terms of an associated contract.
Insurance and the impact of sanctions against Iran - to breach or not to breach … Insurance and reinsurance - E-briefings On 26 Octoberthe High Court gave a judgment1 as to the effects of trade sanctions legislation on insurance policies where the legislation incepted during the policy period.
Penalties for breach are severe, and the reputational issues are also considerable.
In addition to blocking including blocking of principal executive officers of a sanctioned entitythe available sanctions include prohibitions on: Moreover, it is clear that even if transactions with Iran are not prohibited by applicable sanctions, insurers should be increasingly cautious of all Iranian dealings.
However, invoking the doctrine of frustration should be treated with caution since, as noted earlier, English courts have indicated that they will not accept the invocation of the doctrine lightly.
OFAC concluded that the violations were non-egregious. The contract was therefore held not to have been discharged by frustration. Quite where the anchor grips remains to be seen, although it has one link to credibility in that claims handling will be provided by the established RaetsMarine group from Singapore.
But with an overall tonnage of just over one million gt the average size of insured ships is modest. The decision … While taking great care around the issues raised by sanctions legislation, risk-carriers intermediaries and purchasers should not assume that the legal or contractual rights and obligations they have acquired in respect of proscribed entities or jurisdictions will necessarily be terminated or rendered void by the application of sanctions rules.
The search algorithm accounts for differences in spelling and transliteration. The Convention also makes provision for rights of direct action with respect to bunker pollution claims against the shipowner.
Indeed, businesses today are expected to have in place sophisticated compliance programs. It would be equally wrong to over-simplify the legal consequences of the profound changes in the Arab world that have been witnessed in the last fifteen months or so.
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Published Articles. Foreign funds worth $ million for purchasing ships by the Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines have been finalized, the chief executive of the state-run entity announced.
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Steamship Mutual Underwriting Association (Bermuda) Ltd  Stellar Shipping Co LLC v. Hudson Shipping Lines  1. In Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines v Steamship Mutual Underwriting Association (Bermuda) Ltd (), Beatson J offered a useful summary of the case law on the doctrine of frustration (see in particular, – of the judgment).Download