Articles - DAC Beachcroft

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THE ENERGY SECTOR: STUTTERING PROGRESS TO NET ZERO

THE ENERGY SECTOR: STUTTERING PROGRESS TO NET ZERO

It is not only climate change and the need to transition quickly to net zero that are placing demands on the energy sector, insurers and governments, ...

What can we expect from COP27?

What can we expect from COP27?

A year ago, at the conclusion of COP26, the Glasgow Climate Pact kept alive the prospect of limiting global warming to 1.5 °C above pre-industrial lev ...

UK GOVERNMENT NET ZERO STRATEGY FAILS TO FULLY COMPLY WITH THE CLIMATE CHANGE ACT 2008

UK GOVERNMENT NET ZERO STRATEGY FAILS TO FULLY COMPLY WITH THE CLIMATE CHANGE ACT 2008

FRIENDS OF THE EARTH AND OTHERS v SECRETARY OF STATE FOR BUSINESS, ENERGY AND INDUSTRIAL STRATEGY As temperatures rise to unprecedented levels across ...

The CMA CGM LIBRA – the buck stops with the owners when a vessel is rendered unseaworthy due to a defective passage plan

The CMA CGM LIBRA – the buck stops with the owners when a vessel is rendered unseaworthy due to a defective passage plan

The Supreme Court has recently handed down its judgment on appeal in Alize 1954 v. Allianz Elementar Versicherungs AG1, which considered the scope of ...

COP26 Day 5: Energy - the roadmap to carbon neutrality

COP26 Day 5: Energy - the roadmap to carbon neutrality

One of the UK Prime Minister’s ambitious pledges in the run-up to COP26 was to consign coal to history and yesterday was the key opportunity at the co ...

50 predictions: Marine, Aviation & Transport and Energy

50 predictions: Marine, Aviation & Transport and Energy

The nature of ransom is changing Kidnap and Ransom (K&R) insurance proved a perhaps unexpected source of cover for businesses that fell victim to ...

Arbitral jurisdiction under bills of lading – reinventing the wheel?

Arbitral jurisdiction under bills of lading – reinventing the wheel?

The Commercial Court in Sea Master Shipping Inc v. Arab Bank (Switzerland) Ltd ("The Sea Master") [2018] EWHC 1902 (Comm), has recently handed down a ...

Navigators v. Atlasnavios-Navegacao – Supreme Court provides final twist in the tale

Navigators v. Atlasnavios-Navegacao – Supreme Court provides final twist in the tale

The Supreme Court has held that, contrary to the common ground between the parties, the vessel's loss was not caused by "any person acting" maliciousl ...

All risks marine cargo insurance wording put to the test

All risks marine cargo insurance wording put to the test

The Commercial Court has recently held in Engelhart CTP (US) LLC v Lloyd’s Syndicate 1221 that unless clear and specific wording is used, an all risks ...

In-depth analysis: Autonomous vehicles: from theory to reality

In-depth analysis: Autonomous vehicles: from theory to reality

  Autonomous vehicles are being tested on public roads around the world just as the first crewless ships are being trialled in open water. Is the insu ...