2019

Course in offshore contracts on 18 September 2019

10 July 2019. We offer a practical and intensive course in offshore contracts updated with the most recent trends. The course is especially relevant for technical managers, project leaders and staff within business development and sales. Focus is on oil and gas but the course will also be relevant within offshore wind. It is based on many years of experience within both segments of the offshore industry. The course is held in collaboration with the Danish Export Association and the programme, price etc. kan be seen here.

Carrier unable to prove delivery of cargo as transport document had not been signed

29 May 2019. A recent Maritime and Commercial Court decision in which a carrier was found liable for a missing delivery underlines the importance of getting transport documents signed as a receipt for goods delivered. A signed transport document is the carrier’s proof of delivery. Hence, in case of doubt as to whether delivery has taken place, the transport document serves as compelling evidence. Read more: Sign on the dotted line – importance of signing transport documents

Carrier subject to unlimited liability for theft of products from trailer

20 March 2019. A recent Maritime and Commercial Court ruling highlights that a carrier may be exposed to unlimited liability for loss resulting from a failure to adhere to a shipper’s demands regarding special precautions, even when these demands do not follow from the parties overall cooperation agreement. The case concerned PS4 consoles which were stolen during transportation after the exporter failed to inform the carrier that the consignment was theft sensitive. Read more: Carrier subject to unlimited liability for theft of products from trailer

2019 Nordic-German law seminar in shipping, offshore and insurance – Hamburg 10 April 2019

We are again this year hosting our traditional, annual Nordic-German law seminar at the Hotel Atlantic Kempinski in Hamburg. The event is held on 10 April 2019 in collaboration with Morssing & Nycander law firm with hot topics in shipping, offshore and insurance. As always, the focus of the event is on Nordic-German exchange of experiences and the event provides excellent networking opportunities between the Nordic and German regions. We would be delighted to see you at the event.  The seminar is free and you can see the program and invitation here, where you can also register: https://nordicgermanlawseminar.com/

Proposals for amendments to the Danish Subsoil Act

11 March 2019. The Minister for Enery, Utilities and Climate has brought forward proposals for changing the Subsoil Act on 27 February 2019. The proposals specifically concern indirect, subsidiary liability, the possibility for dispensations from the rules of subsididary liability, rules for submission of information from the licensees as well as a number of more technical amendments. The rules are expected to enter into force on 1 July 2019. We have prepared a briefing note on the proposed changes, which can be seen here: Amendments to the Subsoil Act – March 2019.

Commercial manager not responsible for bunker oil pollution damage under bunker convention

20 February 2019. The International Convention on Civil Liability for Bunker Oil Pollution Damage introduced a strict liability regime for bunker oil pollution damage. However, the Maritime and Commercial Court recently ruled that shipbrokers, chartering brokers and commercial managers that provide cargo, commercial contracts or commercial agreements but are not involved with a ship’s technical operation may fall outside the scope of liable parties under the convention. Commercial manager not responsible