Minding your Own Business

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TM Law’s Alexis Cahalan looks at the real and potential impact of cyber risks on the transport and logistics sectors, and offers some guidance to operators on how to protect themselves. Thomas Miller Law is a proud partner of the Freight & Trade Alliance (FTA) in Australia. This article appears in the latest edition of... Read more »

Cross-border insolvency Model Law collides with Maritime lien – Singapore joins the fray

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The United Nations Commission on International Trade Law's model law on Cross-Border Insolvency (Model Law) aims to maximise the assets available to creditors of an insolvent company where those assets, and creditors, span across the globe. It is the goal of protecting creditors' rights across jurisdictions that has naturally led the Model Law to collide... Read more »

AN EVENT IS NO ACCIDENT

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TM Law’s Hamish Cotton looks at an Australian decision with global significance, dealing with the interpretation of the Montreal Convention in claims for damage to cargo during air transport The New South Wales Court of Appeal has recently handed down its decision in Singapore Airlines Cargo Pte Limited v Principle International Pty Limited[1] in which... Read more »

TM Law expands into Switzerland

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Thomas Miller Law is delighted to announce the launch of its Swiss office, based in Geneva. The expansion into Switzerland is a natural progression for TM Law, building on its core shipping, international trade and commercial team in the UK. We welcome on board two lawyers who bring with them a wealth of varied experience,... Read more »

Delivery of Containers under Electronic Release Systems

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Thomas Miller Law’s Shipping and Logistics team discuss the implications of a recent Court of Appeal decision in MSC MEDITERRANEAN SHIPPING CO SA v GLENCORE INTERNATIONAL AG[1].  This concerned the impact of new technology on cargo handling procedures and the associated risks of susceptibility to cyber-crime. The Facts Pursuant to bills of lading issued by... Read more »

Guidance on safe ports – THE OCEAN VICTORY

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Kashima’s long wavelengths and severe northerly winds combined in the loss of OCEAN VICTORY (Photo copyright: MS3866 at http://forum.shipspotting.com)   The Supreme Court has given its long-awaited judgment in this US$170 million case concerning the total loss of a capesize bulk carrier in 2006. This note focusses on the circumstances in which weather and similar... Read more »

TMCM wins Queen’s Award for Enterprise for the Second Time

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TMCM wins Queen’s Award for Enterprise for the Second Time TMCM is delighted to announce that we have won the Queen’s Award for Enterprise, in the International Trade category. This is the second time the company has received the Award, which recognises outstanding achievements by UK companies in growing international earnings and is widely recognised... Read more »

Danella Wilmshurst, Best Lawyer Recognition, Australia

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Thomas Miller Law’s Danella Wilmshurst has been recognised by legal peers and industry experts as a leader in the field of Shipping & Maritime Law. Danella, a Director of the firm, was recently named in Best Lawyers Australia for her work in this area. Best Lawyers’ methodology is based entirely on peer review and is... Read more »

Thomas Miller Law Expands into Australasia

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TM Law is delighted to announce that its specialist maritime and logistics legal services will now be available to clients throughout Australia, New Zealand and the region. The unveiling of the firm’s Australian venture was hailed by TM Law CEO, Peter Jackson, as a turning point in marine legal services in the region. “Australia’s marine… Read more »