The Liberian International Ship & Corporate Registry (LISCR), the US-based manager of the Liberian Registry, has appointed Humera Ahmed vice-president of legal and business development.

The chairman of the board and executive director of Brightoil Petroleum (Holdings) Limited, Dr Sit Kwong Lam, was vacated as he was adjudged to be a bankrupt by the High Court of Hong Kong.

With the IMO 2020 regulation just round the corner, shipowners are mostly catching up on understanding fuel compatibility and operational issues, but the equally important legal aspects have been largely left unsaid.

As it enters its fourth year of operation Emirates Maritime Arbitration Centre (EMAC) is continuing raise awareness of its services to the business community and promote knowledge sharing through networking events.

Gordon Dadds has completed its acquisition of Ince & Co in the UK but the shipping law firm's international offices will remain seperate working under newly agreed network arrangements.

One of the biggest issues this year has been contaminated fuel problems that started in the US Gulf and spread across continents with law firm Campbell Johnston Clark (CJC) now reporting that they are involved in a case in China.

Oman’s new maritime law should be passed within the next six months, Rashid bin Mohammed Al Kiyumi, director general, maritime affairs at the sultanate’s Ministry of Transport & Communications told the Seatrade Maritime Middle East Exhibition & Conference in Dubai on Wednesday.

One best known names in maritime law, Ince & Co International, is being acquired by UK law firm Gordon Dadds Group.

The UAE is committed to trade, competitive legislation and sustainability, H.E. Dr Abdullah Belhaif Al Nuaimi, minister of infrastructure development and chairman of the Federal Transport Authority – Land & Maritime said in his opening address to the Dubai Maritime Summit today, marking the start of UAE Maritime Week.

Ince & Co Hong Kong office managing partner David Beaves has been appointed to the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC) Belt and Road Advisory Committee.

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