“Halki” Halki Shipping Corporation -v- Sopex Oils Ltd.

Richard Waller QC

[1998] 1 Lloyd’s Rep. 465, [1998] 1 Lloyd’s Rep. 49, [1998] 1 WLR 726, [1998] 2 All ER 23, [1997] 3 All ER 833, [1997] 1 WLR 1268

Richard Waller – Charter-party (Voyage) – Arbitration clause – Construction – Application for stay – Owners alleged charterers failed to load or discharge vessel within laytime – Owners claimed demurrage – Charterers disputed liability – Whether action by owners in respect of matter which should be referred to arbitration – Whether action should be stayed – Arbitration Act, 1996, s. 9.

Date added: December 19th, 1997


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