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Toptip Holding Pte Ltd v Mercuria Energy Trading Pte Ltd [2017] SGCA 64

Online Published Date : 05 December 2017 | Appeared in issue: Vol 17 No 9 - 01 November 2017

In this appeal from the first instance decision of Steven Chong J ((2016) 16 STL 8 5), Toptip Holding asserted that a valid voyage charterparty had been concluded via email on 14 October 2014 and that the communication by Mercuria, the disponent owner, on 29 October constituted a repudiation thereof, entitling Toptip to damages in respect of the losses arising from having to secure a substitute charterparty at a higher rate.

What is the UK limit of liability for wreck?

Online Published Date : 29 December 2017 | Appeared in issue: Vol 17 No 10 - 01 December 2017

Surprisingly, a shipowner's rights to limit liability in respect of claims against a wreck are not clear under UK law. Although the ambiguities in question were pointed out at an early stage, the position remains unresolved. This article considers the applicable treaties, legislation and views of eminent authors to demonstrate that the position is unresolved.