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Offshore Contracts and Liabilities

1st Edition

Edited by Baris Soyer, Andrew Tettenborn

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488 pages

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pub: 2014-09-26
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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


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

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

About the Editors

Baris 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.

About the Series

Maritime and Transport Law Library

For academics and practitioners alike, our Maritime and Transport law library offers cutting edge research titles on the whole spectrum of transport law, including shipping, aviation, rail and road. Our authors come from the premier maritime institutions, law firms and chambers across the world and are among the leaders in their fields.

With key texts including the annual conference papers from the prestigious Institute of International Shipping and Trade Law, as well as authoritative and comprehensive texts such as David Glass’ Freight Forwarding and Multi-Modal Transport Contracts Aleka Mandaraka-Sheppard’s Modern Maritime Law.


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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LAW / Contracts
LAW / Maritime