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Proof of performance on environmental protection: Shipping and transportation

Proof of performance on environmental protection: Shipping and transportation

November 30, 2022

The legal and regulatory bars are getting higher around green finance and carbon finance. When seeking funding, industry participants must do more to prove their environmental achievements. 

Susan Riitala and Rob Lustrin from our Transportation Industry Group, and Brett Hillis, from our Energy and Natural Resources Group, discuss green finance structures and substantiating environmental claims in the shipping, transportation and ENR industries.

Shipbuilding law (part 3): Warranty claims and cancelling orders or enforcing delivery

Shipbuilding law (part 3): Warranty claims and cancelling orders or enforcing delivery

October 25, 2022

In the final of three episodes on shipbuilding law, Sally-Ann Underhill and Thor Maalouf discuss the circumstances under which a buyer can cancel a shipbuilding contract, as well as the options that are available for the yard. They also discuss warranty claims, including typical wording found in warranty provisions and time limits.

Shipbuilding law (part 2): Refund guarantees and delays during construction

Shipbuilding law (part 2): Refund guarantees and delays during construction

October 11, 2022

Partners Sally-Ann Underhill and Thor Maalouf discuss refund guarantees, why it matters whether you have a “true guarantee” or a “demand bond,” and attempts to delay payment by refund guarantors. They also discuss how integration of new decarbonization technologies may lead to delays during construction, how delays impact the legal framework under a shipbuilding contract, and the prevention principle. 

Shipbuilding law (part 1): Specifications vs. performance criteria for decarbonization technologies, and documenting shipbuilding deals

Shipbuilding law (part 1): Specifications vs. performance criteria for decarbonization technologies, and documenting shipbuilding deals

September 27, 2022

Partners Sally-Ann Underhill and Thor Maalouf discuss the law on the initial stages of a shipbuilding project, including how new decarbonization technologies impact the documentation of specifications and performance criteria, the main types of contracts used to document shipbuilding deals, and how to record changes to a shipbuilding deal once it is signed.

Next-level ESG: Greenwashing, competition, and insurance

Next-level ESG: Greenwashing, competition, and insurance

August 9, 2022

Cross-practice partners Michelle Mantine, Carolyn Rosenberg, and Jennifer Smokelin discuss new legal, regulatory, and antitrust concerns relating to ESG programs. They examine the latest ESG-related greenwashing and competition litigation risks that businesses and organizations need to consider and the associated insurance protection implications.

BIMCO ship sale and purchase agreement: SHIPSALE22

BIMCO ship sale and purchase agreement: SHIPSALE22

July 27, 2022

Join partners Philip Rymer and Susan Riitala as they discuss the new BIMCO ship sale and purchase agreement, SHIPSALE22 and how it compares to the Norwegian Shipbrokers’ Association’s standard form of contract, as well as the potential issues surrounding the new form.

Solving the ’possession’ problem: Electronic trade documents

Solving the ’possession’ problem: Electronic trade documents

July 7, 2022

Following industry responses to its consultation paper on electronic trade documents, on 16 March 2022, the Law Commission published its revised recommendations and draft legislation in “Electronic trade documents: Report and Bill No 405.” In this podcast, partner Nick Austin and associate Sofia Papaspyropoulou focus on the key issues coming out of the Law Commission’s latest proposals.

Sailing toward zero emissions: COP26 implementation

Sailing toward zero emissions: COP26 implementation

March 2, 2022

The need to create a greener future in shipping is more important than ever and has created an industry focus on reducing carbon emissions. Reed Smith partners Nick Austin, Jennifer Smokelin and James Willn discuss future regulations steering shippers toward emissions targets set at COP26. The speakers analyze legal and commercial issues around the shipping industry’s transition to net zero.  

A look ahead to 2022: LNG Shipping (Part 2)

A look ahead to 2022: LNG Shipping (Part 2)

February 9, 2022

In the second half of our series on LNG looking ahead to 2022, Kevin Keenan, Antonia Panayides and Mike Adamson discuss their expectations of the LNG market in the shipping sector. They opine on emerging trends, growth opportunities, regulatory challenges, and potential bumps in the road, all from their unique legal and geopolitical perspective.

A look ahead to 2022: LNG Production and Trading (Part 1)

A look ahead to 2022: LNG Production and Trading (Part 1)

January 25, 2022

2021 was a turbulent year in the Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) sector. Now, with the new year in full swing, several of our Energy & Natural Resources lawyers – James Atkin, Frances Furness, and Richard Swinburn – discuss what they expect to see from the LNG market in the year ahead. They share their forward-looking thoughts on emerging trends, growth opportunities, regulatory challenges, and potential bumps in the road from a legal perspective.

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