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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

23/10/2015

In dire straits: The true nature of bunker supply contracts

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

Matthew McGhee examines the impact of the Judgment of the Court of Appeal (1) PST Energy 7 Shipping LLC; (2) Product Shipping & Trading S.A. v. (1) O.W. Bunker Malta Ltd; (2) ING Bank N.V. [2015] EWCA Civ 1058 (‘Res Cogitans’) on the nature of bunker supply contracts.

Yesterday, the Court of Appeal handed down judgment in this case, which has been anxiously watched by those in the industry following the insolvency of OW Bunker in November 2014. The case centres on the question of whether the contract between a shipowner and the OW Bunker subsidiary company for the provision of bunkers is or is not a contract for the sale of goods.

A unanimous Court of Appeal, the lead judgment being given by Moore-Bick LJ with a brief postscript from Longmore LJ, upheld the previous decision of Males J ([2015] EWHC 2022 (Comm)). Males J had himself upheld the decision of the arbitral tribunal in the first instance. The decision’s impact will be widely felt by the many parties who have been affected by the collapse of OW.

Please find the briefing available here to download.

 


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