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  • Don’t Stop Me Now: English Letters of Credit and Foreign Law Interference | ZFZ Postcard Cases

    Don’t Stop Me Now: English Letters of Credit and Foreign Law Interference | ZFZ Postcard Cases

    Every now and then a commodities trade goes horribly wrong, the parties fall out and someone rings their lawyer to ask: ‘can we stop the letter of credit?’. Injunctions to stop letters of credit are rare as hens teeth in England or the US but more common in other jurisdictions, where civil law systems allow greater latitude.

    The Commercial Court’s decision in Macquarie Bank Limited v Banque Cantonale Vaudoise [2024] EWHC 114 (Comm) sets out in crystal clear terms the English law view on attempts to do so and the enduring liability of the issuing bank.

  • Landmark decision by the ECJ on GDPR fines | ZFZ Postcard Cases

    Landmark decision by the ECJ on GDPR fines | ZFZ Postcard Cases

    In a long-awaited decision, the ECJ made two important clarifications regarding the conditions under which companies can be sanctioned under the GDPR.

  • ECJ on the discrimination of part-time employees | ZFZ Postcard Cases

    ECJ on the discrimination of part-time employees | ZFZ Postcard Cases

    A payment scheme, which provides for extra payments above a certain number of normal working hours discriminates against part-time employees pursuant to recent European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruling.
    Based on the applicable collective bargaining agreement, German Lufthansa paid its employees additional remuneration once they had reached a certain number of flight service hours during their normal working hours.

  • Jody Wood on the Judicial Sale of Ships

    Jody Wood on the Judicial Sale of Ships

    The Beijing Convention provides a framework for the rights and obligations of stakeholders following judicial sale of ships, whether that be by judicial auction or by way of private treaty. The framework increases protection for prospective purchasers of those ships, usually being sold in the context of enforcement of maritime claim proceedings. The clearly stated aim of the Convention is to realise better value for ships sold in distressed circumstances, on the basis that higher prices benefit debtors and creditors alike.

    In this update, we take a look at the main provisions of the Beijing Convention and what they mean for stakeholders in judicial sales of vessels.

    Read the full article here.

  • The Globe Danae | ZFZ Postcard Cases

    The Globe Danae | ZFZ Postcard Cases

    Pursuant to a charterparty dated 9 June 2021 on an amended NYPE form (the “Charterparty”), Langlois Enterprises Ltd (“Owners”) agreed to let, and Smart Gain Shipping Co Ltd (“Charterers”) agreed to hire, the MV Globe Danae (“Vessel”) for a time charter trip of about 40 to 50 days via the east coast of India to Brazil.

  • Expanding Our Team: Welcoming Three Legal Talents to Our London Office!

    Expanding Our Team: Welcoming Three Legal Talents to Our London Office!

    We are thrilled to announce the latest growth at our law firm with the addition of three exceptional legal minds to our London office.