“The Stolt Sydness” Mauritius Oil v Stolt Nielsen

Siobán Healy QC

[1997] 1 Lloyd’s Rep. 273

Sioban Healy acted. Shipping; conflict of laws: relevance of foreign decisions on interpretation of a foreign statutory version of Hague Rules incorporated into an English law contract.

Charter-party (Voyage) – Limitation of time – Hague Rules – Construction – Charter incorporated U.S.A. clause paramount – Vessel delayed by engine problems – Charterers bought in substitute cargo – Whether charterers’ claim in respect of cargo carried – Whether claim time barred – Whether English or U.S. law applicable – Whether application for extension of time should be granted.

Date added: November 19th, 1996


Area of Expertise

Jurisdiction/Conflict of Laws
Shipping, Admiralty & Transport