Find a Barrister

Find an Arbitrator

Generic selectors
Exact matches only
Search in title
Search in content
people

Contact

Contact with chambers should be made through the Practice Management Team. They are happy to discuss client requirements and provide further information on such matters as the expertise and experience of individual members, fees, working practices and languages spoken. We have members able to work in French, German, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Swedish, Greek and Chinese (Mandarin).

Outside working hours, a member of our team is always available to be contacted on matters of an urgent nature. Contact should be made using the Chambers main number or email.

To contact our Singapore office, please contact our BD Director, Asia, Rachel Foxton. Out of office hours calls will automatically be diverted to our clerking team in London.

London

Twenty Essex Street
London
WC2R 3AL

enquiries@twentyessex.com
t: +44 20 7842 1200
DX 0009 Lond/Chan Lane

Singapore

28 Maxwell Road
#02-03
Maxwell Chambers Suites
Singapore 069120

singapore@twentyessex.com
t: +65 62257230

Contact

Contact with chambers should be made through the Practice Management Team. They are happy to discuss client requirements and provide further information on such matters as the expertise and experience of individual members, fees, working practices and languages spoken. We have members able to work in French, German, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Swedish, Greek and Chinese (Mandarin).

Outside working hours, a member of our team is always available to be contacted on matters of an urgent nature. Contact should be made using the Chambers main number or email.

To contact our Singapore office, please contact our BD Director, Asia, Rachel Foxton. Out of office hours calls will automatically be diverted to our clerking team in London.

London

Twenty Essex Street
London
WC2R 3AL

enquiries@twentyessex.com
t: +44 20 7842 1200
DX 0009 Lond/Chan Lane

Singapore

28 Maxwell Road
#02-03
Maxwell Chambers Suites
Singapore 069120

singapore@twentyessex.com
t: +65 62257230

08/08/2012

Global Maritime Investments Ltd v STX Pan Ocean Co Ltd; Navios International Inc v Sangamon Transportation Group; Global Maritime Investments Ltd v Navios International Inc

This is an archived article, and some links may not work. Contact us if you have any questions.

US Gross Transportation Tax is a tax levied by the US Government on hire and freight earned by owners and disponent owners on voyages to and from the US. As long ago as the 1980s, BIMCO produced a standard clause for inclusion in charterparties which requires the charterer to reimburse the owner if he becomes liable for such tax. The question in this case was how that clause was intended to operate where there is a chain of charterparties. In particular, does it allow a disponent owner to recover what he has had to pay to other disponent owners above him in the chain in respect of US tax? Christopher Clarke J held that it did not go that far: it only allows a disponent owner to recover the tax for which he himself is liable to the US Treasury.


Henry Byam-Cook acted for STX Pan Ocean (instructed by Holman Fenwick Willan LLP) and Julian Kenny acted for Sangamon (instructed by Reed Smith)

Share