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Contact with chambers should be made through the Practice Management Team. They are happy to discuss client requirements and provide further information on such matters as the expertise and experience of individual members, fees, working practices and languages spoken. We have members able to work in French, German, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Swedish, Greek and Chinese (Mandarin).

Outside working hours, a member of our team is always available to be contacted on matters of an urgent nature. Contact should be made using the Chambers main number or email.

For our Singapore office, for client enquiries please contact our BD Director, Asia Pacific, Lara Quie and for all other queries please contact Lynn Quek. Out of office hours calls will automatically be diverted to our clerking team in London.

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Twenty Essex
London
WC2R 3AL

enquiries@twentyessex.com
t: +44 20 7842 1200
DX 0009 Lond/Chan Lane

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28 Maxwell Road
#02-03
Maxwell Chambers Suites
Singapore 069120

singapore@twentyessex.com
t: +65 62257230

Contact

Contact with chambers should be made through the Practice Management Team. They are happy to discuss client requirements and provide further information on such matters as the expertise and experience of individual members, fees, working practices and languages spoken. We have members able to work in French, German, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Swedish, Greek and Chinese (Mandarin).

Outside working hours, a member of our team is always available to be contacted on matters of an urgent nature. Contact should be made using the Chambers main number or email.

For our Singapore office, for client enquiries please contact our BD Director, Asia Pacific, Lara Quie and for all other queries please contact Lynn Quek. Out of office hours calls will automatically be diverted to our clerking team in London.

London

Twenty Essex
London
WC2R 3AL

enquiries@twentyessex.com
t: +44 20 7842 1200
DX 0009 Lond/Chan Lane

Singapore

28 Maxwell Road
#02-03
Maxwell Chambers Suites
Singapore 069120

singapore@twentyessex.com
t: +65 62257230

01/09/2022

The contractual architecture of the “Blue Visby Solution”

Decarbonisation of maritime trade is now a firm priority for the shipping industry. Exciting new technologies are a welcome development. But one of the obstacles to progress is the contractual architecture of maritime trade, with current contract structures promoting the high-emission practice of “Sail Fast, Then Wait”. This article explains how the “Blue Visby Solution” repurposes familiar contractual concepts to work alongside technology to tackle “Sail Fast, Then Wait”. The authors of this article, Haris Zografakis, Jolien Kruit, Gordon Nardell QC and Emile Yusupoff, are members of the legal team developing the contractual side of the project.

The decarbonisation context

The IMO’s present trajectory requires a 50 per cent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. Many states, including many important trading nations, have committed to net zero by 2050.

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This article was first published in Lloyd’s Shipping & Trade Law on 17 August 2022.

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