Chris was instructed by salvors who had rendered salvage services to a casualty and claimed remuneration from the owners of the ship, her cargo bunkers and stores.
Chris’ clients commenced London arbitration proceedings for a declaration that the claim must be submitted to arbitration and for a declaration that they were not liable.
The Singapore proceedings were stayed but subject to conditions.
Chris was instructed on behalf of the charterers in this arbitration relating to a substantial investment made by the charterers towards the cost of refurbishing the chartered ship.
Issues arose as to whether the claim could be pursued in London or had to be brought in the Ukraine.
Chris has extensive experience of international arbitration work and also of related High Court proceedings including challenges to the jurisdiction of the arbitrators, appeals and applications for anti-suit injunctions and other interim remedies.