1st Edition

Offshore Contracts and Liabilities

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ISBN 9780415737517
Published September 26, 2014 by Informa Law from Routledge
488 Pages

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Book Description

Written by a team of top academics and highly-experienced legal practitioners, this is a very complex area of law. It provides both a critical analysis on contemporary legal issues concerning offshore contracts, and an in-depth account of the numerous liability regimes inherently connected to offshore operations.
Key features of Offshore Contracts and Liabilities:

  • Detailed insight into contemporary legal issues concerning offshore contracts, including Supplytime and Heavycon
  • In-depth analysis of the current liability regimes with clear reference to contemporary industry practice
  • Thorough examination of the current state of the law from national, regional and international perspectives
  • Up-to-date coverage of hot topics such as liability for offshore installations, knock-for knock agreements in offshore contracts and recently-developed new standard forms, such as Windtime.


This book is an indispensable guide for legal practitioners, academics and industry professionals worldwide

Table of Contents

Part 1- Offshore Contracts  Chapter 1.   BIMCO’s Offshore Contracts  Grant Hunter  Chapter 2.  Key Aspects of New WINDTIME Form   Lars Rosenberg Overby  Chapter 3.  HEAVYCON 2007: Liabilities, Exceptions, Indemnities- Professor Simon Baughen  Chapter 4.  Knock for Knock Clauses in Offshore Contracts- The Fundamental Principles Professor Richard Williams   Chapter 5.  The Construction of Mutual Indemnities and ‘Knock for Knock’ Clauses- Simon Rainey QC  Chapter 6. Consequential Loss Exclusion Clauses in Offshore Contracts: The Need for Greater Clarity- Mr Chris Kidd  Chapter 7.  Excluding Consequential Damages Robert Gay  Chapter 8.  Wilful Misconduct and Gross negligence Exclusions in ‘Knock for Knock’ Provisions in Offshore Contracts Elizabeth Blackburn QC and Jeremy Lightfoot (edited by A. Tettenborn)  Chapter 9.  Knock for Knock- The P & I Perspective Fabien Lerede (edited by A Tettenborn)  Chapter 10.  Standard Contracts Used in the Offshore Insurance Sector: Clear and Unambiguous? Professor Baris Soyer and Dr George Leloudas   PART 2- Offshore Liabilities  Chapter 11.  Pollution from Offshore Rigs and Installations- UK Law- Stephen Tromans QC  Chapter 12.   Norwegian Perspective with regard to Liability Regimes Concerning Oil Rigs and Installations- Professor Erik Rosaeg  Chapter 13.  Offshore Injury- Whose Jurisdiction, What Law? – Professor Andrew Tettenborn  Chapter 14.   Marine Spatial Planning- An Incoming Tide of Opportunity or Liability? Gregory Jones QC and David Graham

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Barış Soyer is Professor of Commercial and Maritime Law and Director of the Institute of International Shipping and Trade Law, Law School, Swansea University.

Andrew Tettenborn is Professor of Commercial Law, Institute of International Shipping and Trade Law, Law School, Swansea University.


Overall, this is a very fine book which is indispensable reading for any practitioner active within the field and which will also be of great interest to students and scholars of maritime law, energy law or the law of commercial contracts. - Greg Gordon, University of Aberdeen