Articles in Transport

$5 billion in committed freight infrastructure – NSW Freight and Ports Plan 2018-2023 launched

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NSW Transport Minister, The Hon Melinda Pavey MP has launched the NSW Freight and Ports Plan 2018-2023 at an Australian Logistics Council (ALC) event hosted by Holding Redlich transport partners Geoff Farnsworth and Nathan Cecil at firm’s Sydney office this week. Holding Redlich transport, shipping & logistics partner (and Australian Logistics Council director) Geoff Farnsworth said the NSW Freight and Read More

Compliance guide: Road transport Chain of Responsibility laws

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Significant changes to the Chain of Responsibility laws are set to commence on 1 October 2018. Our Transport team has devised a handy guide outlining who and what is covered by the laws, the key principles, and what businesses need to do to be compliant. Please click here. Read More

Ireland – A location for aircraft leasing

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Key figures in aviation and aircraft leasing gathered last week for the 20th Global Airfinance conference, a meeting held annually in Dublin connecting global market participants with C-suite executives from airlines, leasing companies, financial institutions and investment houses to facilitate aircraft deals and build business relationships. Background Lessors and the airline industry have enjoyed the guts of eight years of Read More

The Arbitrator’s New Clothes

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If privacy matters in arbitration, how do we preserve it? In 1994 Australia’s High Court[ii] differed from the UK Courts in finding that at common law there was no implied obligation of confidentiality in an arbitration agreement. When Australia’s arbitration legislation was amended six years later Australia went from having no common law position on confidentiality to having what may Read More

Preparing for the new Heavy Vehicle National Laws

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If you are a manager of a business which is a link in the Chain of Responsibility (CoR), no doubt you are already thinking about how to prepare for the changes to the Heavy Vehicle National Law (HVNL) coming in mid-2018 – including the substantial increase in maximum penalties to $3 million for corporations and $300,000 plus up to five Read More

Arrest of vessels for foreign maritime lien

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The Full Court of the Federal Court has delivered the much anticipated appeal decision in the “Sam Hawk”. The “Sam Hawk” was arrested in Australia by bunker suppliers on the basis of an asserted maritime lien that arose by choice of US and/or Canadian law in the bunker supply contract, where each recognise a maritime lien for the supply of Read More