Transport & Logistics: International Dispute Resolution
Our Transport & Logistics team act for clients throughout the world in respect of the resolution of disputes arising at any stage of the transport chain.
The team have recently successfully obtained a London Court of International Arbitration Award (“LCIA”) acting on instructions from one of Russia’s most established fishing fleets against a counter party based in the Faroe Islands.
The dispute arose out of various supply contracts in respect of frozen fish caught and processed by our client and sold through the Respondent to customers based predominantly in Asia. The precise facts of the dispute are confidential to the parties but included a range of issues in respect of both liability and quantum (including issues relating to non-payment, alleged quality issues / disputes in respect of inspection and supply chain interruption).
The contracting parties provided in their contracts of sale for the disputes to be referred to arbitration in London pursuant to the rules of the LCIA. Clients commenced LCIA arbitration under one particular contract before the LCIA. Proceedings were fully contested with the Respondent’s instructing Danish lawyers.
However, adopting a robust approach to the proceedings our team were successful in all respects in obtaining an Award in favour of our clients for significant sums within a short period of time.
The team are now assisting the client with respect to enforcement of their Award in various jurisdictions against the Respondent, working in conjunction with specialist local lawyers.
The Respondent has attempted to commence further arbitration proceedings in respect of one of those contracts which have been, again successfully, resisted.