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Getting The Deal Through - Shipbuilding 

by William Cecil, Fiona Cain

Published: May, 2018

Submission: June, 2018


Getting the Deal Through – Shipbuilding is part of the series of Getting the Deal Through law guides published by Law Business Research that provide an overview of specialist areas of the law in a variety of international jurisdictions. It is published annually and the seventh edition, covers 13 jurisdictions. Leading practitioners from each jurisdiction answer the same key questions.

The chapter on shipbuilding contracts governed by the law of England and Wales is written by Haynes and Boone CDG, LLP’s William Cecil and Fiona Cain. Each chapter looks at issues such as quality standards, liquidated damages clauses, the role of classification societies, subcontracting and warranties. They also consider issues which are particularly pertinent to today’s shipbuilding market such as the remedies available when one party defaults, termination on insolvency of the builder and third party creditors’ security.

The chapter on shipbuilding contracts governed by the law of England and Wales has been updated this year to include the latest case law relevant to this area including the Supreme Court judgment in MT Hojgaard A/S v. E.ON Climate and Renewables UK Robin Rig East Limited. In the Update and Trends section, they look at autonomous vessels, cybersecurity and the key decisions reached at the two most recent IMO’s MEPC sessions regarding the environmental impact of ships including the initial IMO strategy on the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions from ships.

Read the chapter on shipbuilding contracts governed by the law of England and Wales.

We are also pleased to announce that Eduardo Corzo of Haynes and Boone’s Mexico office will be authoring the Mexico chapter in the forthcoming Getting The Deal Through: Shipping 2019.

Reproduced with permission from Law Business Research Ltd. This article was first published in Getting the Deal Through – Shipbuilding 2018 (Published: May 2018). For further information please visit Getting the Deal Through.

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