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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.

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20 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

20 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

12/05/2016

PST Energy 7 Shipping LLC and another (Appellants) v O W Bunker Malta Limited and another (Respondents)

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Julian Kenny QC appeared for the Appellants in the Supreme Court who handed down judgment 11 May, a much anticipated ruling by shipowners and subsidiary companies affected by the OW Bunker collapse. 

The judgment affirms the rulings of the Court of Appeal and of first instance Judge, Males J, that a contract for the supply of bunkers that a shipowner had entered into with a subsidiary of the now insolvent OW Bunker company was not one to which the Sale of Goods Act 1979 applies.

The Supreme Court further ruled that it was not an implied condition of the contract that OW Bunker Malta Limited would perform its payment obligations promptly.

The practical effect of this ruling confirms that as far as English law is concerned, that OW Bunker subsidiaries are entitled to sue for contract debt and that shipowners may be liable to pay twice for the bunkers that they procured.

It is understood that ING and physical suppliers have identified a number of potential claims as a result of these rulings and may well seek to arrest vessels as security for their claims

 


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