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Piracy, and another reminder from West Africa

On 1 February the product tanker “MARINE EXPRESS”, with a crew of 22 and carrying 13,500 tonnes of gasoline, was presumed hijacked by pirates. This was confirmed by the vessel’s operators when she was recovered, with the crew safe and cargo intact, just five days later. Few other details have emerged about a fortunately and surprisingly brief incident which is ...
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Sanctions and sensitivity in the first major Iran-related casualty since the JCPOA M Taher & Co is expert in Iran and related issues, with long history of advising and acting for Iranian and other interests on marine, insurance, trade and sanction matters. Having summarised the recent and still developing incident in the East China Sea, this article outlines some of the maritime ...
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Fiona Trust v Privalov - Cross-undertakings in the context of Freezing Orders - the sting in the tail?

If a Claimant with a good arguable case shows that the Defendant will probably move his assets beyond reach, the courts in England and Wales will sometimes prevent that. The old Mareva injunction is now a Freezing Order, often with wide financial provisions, and a recent hot topic is the damages that a Defendant can recover if he suffers loss because ...
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The Legal 500 2017 - M Taher & Co Solicitors ranked among the leading UK shipping law firms

We are delighted to have maintained, for the third consecutive year, our ranking as one of the UK’s leading shipping law firms in Legal 500 UK 2017, which was published this month (http://www.legal500.com/c/london/transport/shipping).  Legal 500, is the world’s most prestigious publication that ranks and lists law firms globally every year. We are proud to be the only firm of this size consistently featuring among the ...
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