ENGLISH CONTRACT LAW «3D: Default, Demurrage, Detention»

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We teach English Law in the language you understand! 

Dear friends, we are announcing the beginning of our annual English Law Course. Interlegal team, jointly with Black Sea Institute of Maritime and Trade law & The Nautical Institute of Ukraine, traditionally has prepared a unique program for training course. 

Date: April 12-13, 2023, at 12:00 PM Kyiv local time 

Venue: online, by ZOOM platform 

The course provides for simultaneous translation 

This year, its slogan will be «3Ds: Default, Detention, Demurrage». All these words cause panics – all of them we hear from our clients most of all. 

This course will be interesting for traders and shipping lawyers, since English Law is the basic one in the international trade. 

If you have ever faced such vital issues as: 

        - How to prolong delivery term without cancelling the contract 
        - How to mitigate risks 
        - In which cases prepayment should be refunded 
        - How to prevent detentions under rail & road carriages 

So, to visit our course is a must! 

We will also explain the difference between Ukrainian and English law and highlight some nuances based on our case study. 

Program our training course

Day 1 (12 APR) — When everything goes OK 

Richard FaintLLM (Southampton), MBA (Shepperton), Ex-Qualified GAFTA Arbitrator (Trade and Maritime), Arbitrator at FOSFA, Arbitrator member at Chambre Arbitrale de Paris, Supporting Member of the London Maritime Arbitrators Association, Arbitrator at London Court of International Arbitration 

Topic: English law: basic questions 

1. English law: 

          - Mistakes in understanding common principles 
          - How is a contract formed? 
          - Regulations and standard proformas 
          - Conditions and warranties 
          - Default 

2. Contractual correspondence: in writing and in messengers. An offer does not have to be in writing! 

3. Bill of Lading, Contract and Charter Party. 

          - Relationship between the Carrier and the Seller/ Charterer. Practice review 
          - When does the “risk” pass from Seller to Buyer? 
          - When does the obligation to issue a Bill of Lading come? 

4. Default: what is a must to keep in mind 

5. Disputes do arise. What to do then? Most important tips about arbitration 

Jean-Paul DezutterLaytime Expert. MCIArb Mediator. Supporting Member LMAA. Baltic Expert Witness 

TopicIntroduction to Laytime, Demurrage and Despatch. Shipowners’ and charterers’ duties 

          - When does the clock start to tick? 
          - Safe ports and berths and anchorages 
          - Arrived ship, Notices of Readiness 
          - Statements of Facts 
          - Notes of Protest 
          - Handling of claims and disputes 
          - Time bars 

Day 2 (13 APR) — If something goes wrong (case-study): 


Igor Kostov  Associate attorney at Interlegal law firm

TopicPeculiarities of execution of trade contracts in modern realities – how it is treated by a commodity trader

Mykola Kozachenkо  LLM, Associate attorney at Interlegal law firm

Topic: Black Sea shipping disputes. How has the war in Ukraine impacted the commodity trade: view of a shipowner 

Karyna Gorova  Associated partner at Interlegal

TopicNot much has changed. Lifetime peculiarities of commodity trade in containers 


See below for registration link. In case of registration till 05.03, your cost will be reduced. See you later!