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Admiralty Disruption – New Orleans 2019

In this video, Jonas Patzwall of Floyd Zadkovich summarizes the key points from a range of seminar at the Admiralty Disruption conference taking place in New Orleans - March 21-23, 2019.
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Update: another triple-shot of US sanctions

In this update, we assess the latest series of US sanctions ranging across Libya, Cuba, Iran and Venezuela.  US sanction continue to command the attention of any businesses or individuals operating in or with counter-parties in these countries, with caution the prevailing wind.
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US and Venezuela – rising tensions

Tensions are escalating both within Venezuela and internationally between the US, Venezuela, and Venezuela’s patrons, China and Russia... implications could be significant including on oil prices and the US sanctions regime.
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Mexican decree on taxes – wider context with the US

This article on a recent Mexican decree on taxation near the US border is a joint collaboration between zeiler.partners, Mexican and Austrian lawyers with offices in Mexico City and Vienna, and Floyd Zadkovich, US and English lawyers with offices in New York and London. The Decree and its tax breaks could be a significant factor in the presently fluid US-Mexico relationship.
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US sanctions vs. EU Blocking Regulation – Aired in Court

All US sanctions lifted under the 2015 deal were re-imposed against Iran on 5 November 2018. The EU, China and others appear intent on continuing to facilitate "legitimate business" with Iran as well. How that plays out, we shall see. Here we review the EU Blocking Regulation and an insurance case that touched upon these sanctions regulations.
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Misdelivery and misfiring

When delivery without production of the Bill of Lading goes wrong, it can raise several issues - sometimes it includes fraud or a claim under an LOI or here, a misfired attempt to meet the time bar.
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An evolving doctrine of implied good faith?

Despite the prevailing English decisions pushing it down, an implied duty of good faith keeps rearing its head... this time in so-called "relational contracts". Could a long-term shipping or trading contract be considered such a contract?
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Arbitration agreements and notices in shipping cases

The familiar principle that an arbitration clause is a separate agreement from that containing it came up again in the “SEA MASTER” [2018] EWHC 1902 (Comm), a decision that initially caused concern among trade financing banks.
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USMCA Trade Deal – NAFTA revised

A collaboration between Floyd Zadkovich LLP, US and English lawyers, and Zeiler Partners, Mexican and Austrian lawyers. We assess the changes to the NAFTA investment protection standards and dispute resolution process in the new trade agreement between US, Mexico and Canada.
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Bunker suppliers lose their lien

Two US court decisions have found that physical suppliers do not have a lien against the vessel and instead have favored the contractual parties. This has wide ramifications in the bunker trade.
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