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French Finance Bill 2018 – what we know

French Finance Bill 2018 – what we know

Photo courtesy of PT Money Just when everyone was getting back from Monaco this year, the French government submitted a finance bill that could see bigger taxes on superyachts. The new French Finance Bill for 2018 looks to replace the

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Employment claims facing yacht owners

Employment claims facing yacht owners

Yacht owners are facing increasing risk and uncertainty arising from crew employment claims in France. What claims? Crew members are successfully arguing on termination that French law applies to their employment contract. Why would French law apply to an employment contract

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Duncan Bateson and Siobhan Silk joining Ince & Co

Duncan Bateson and Siobhan Silk joining Ince & Co

Duncan Bateson and Siobhan Silk are joining law firm Ince & Co in London. “We are delighted to welcome Duncan and Siobhan to the firm. Their arrival in London builds on our established superyacht transactional capability in the UK, France

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Yachtbuilding: Court of Appeal considers implied duty of cooperation in shipbuilding contract

Yachtbuilding: Court of Appeal considers implied duty of cooperation in shipbuilding contract

Chris Kidd discusses the case of Swallowfalls Ltd v. Monaco Yachting & Technologies S.A.M. & Anor.  In a decision relevant to both buyers and builders of yachts, the English Court of Appeal considered whether a loan for the construction of a

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Building a yacht in Germany: Which law should you choose?

Building a yacht in Germany: Which law should you choose?

Tim Schommer, Ince & Co, explains a buyer’s freedom to choose English or German law when building a yacht in Germany.  Photo: Abeking & Rasmussen, Germany  Newbuild contracts for yachts are often subject to English law, which is commonly chosen

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World’s leading superyacht lawyers

World’s leading superyacht lawyers

Anyone considering buying a superyacht will already have at least one trusted lawyer or firm that has advised on corporate work, trusts or property transactions. So paying for a specialist superyacht lawyer may seem like an unnecessary expense. It is

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MT Højgaard v. E.ON Court of Appeal decision

MT Højgaard v. E.ON Court of Appeal decision

MT Højgaard v. E.ON Court of Appeal decision: a shot across the bows for any builder using third party specifications and allowing fitness for purpose into their contracts Yacht builders frequently need to rely on specifications developed by third parties,

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What “as is where is” really means in yacht sale contracts

What “as is where is” really means in yacht sale contracts

Jamilia Khan, Ince & Co, analyses terms of yacht sale contracts. The commercial understanding of the phrases “as is” or “as is where is” has always been that a buyer must take a yacht in the condition in which she is

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How good claims can be invalidated

How good claims can be invalidated

Richard Hugg, Ince & Co, explains how good claims can be invalidated by passing false information to your insurer. In a 2014 judgment of considerable significance (Versloot Dredging BV v. HDI Gerling and others (DC Merwestone), the English Court of

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Brokers beware: Protect your commission

Brokers beware: Protect your commission

Patrick Ryan from Ince & Co discusses the issue of brokers’ commission Yacht brokers who invest time and money working towards a potential yacht sale expect to be rewarded for their efforts by receiving a commission when the deal completes.

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