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  • Shipping Offshore

    2023

    MUR Shipping v RTI: "Reasonable endeavours" decision overturned

    Previously, we wrote about the case of MUR Shipping v RTI and whether the obligation in the relevant force majeure clause to use "reasonable endeavours" to overcome a force majeure event required "non-contractual" performance. The English High Court held that it did not. This decision was overturned by the English Court of Appeal.

  • Renewable energy and infrastructure, Environmental law

    2023

    Onshore wind power – increased local influence

    On 13 January 2023, the Norwegian Government issued a consultation paper with a proposal for changes to the licensing process for onshore wind power projects. The main take-away is that the proposal will significantly increase the municipalities' influence over new projects, as new municipal planning and zoning requirements must be concluded before a specific wind power project may be granted a license in accordance with the Energy Act.

  • Shipping Offshore

    2023

    Safety first: The position on demurrage

    The High Court has clarified when a shipowner may disregard charterers' voyage instructions without interrupting demurrage, in a decision which underlines the obligation on voyage charterers to choose safe ports and safe berths for the vessel to proceed to.