The LONGCHAMP - expanded article from The Journal of International Maritime Law

Further to the article published on this website on 8 November 2017, The Journal of International Maritime Law published an expanded article in their March-April 2018 edition (Volume 24 Issue 2). A copy of this article can be downloaded here.  

To recap, on 25 October 2017 the Supreme Court handed down its judgment in the Longchamp case. 

This case concerned the application of Rule F of the York-Antwerp Rules in relation to vessel operating expenses incurred by the shipowners while a ransom payment was being negotiated with pirates. The allowance of these expenses as general average was generally considered to be controversial and the judgment may have an impact on issued, pending and future general average adjustments. Michael Harvey prepared the paper reviewing the judgment and considering its possible impact.

Michael who is co-author of The York-Anterp Rules - The Principles and Practice of General Average Adjustment the fourth edition of which was recently published by informa law from Routledge, will be delighted to deal with any questions that arise from the paper.

© Harvey Ashby Limited 2019