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Caroline Pennington

T: +44 20 7809 2513 Email Caroline | Vcard Office: London

Caroline Pennington Associate

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Caroline Pennington

T: +44 20 7809 2513 Email Caroline | Vcard Office: London

Caroline has a broad range of litigation and international arbitration experience, acting on behalf of ship-owners and charterers in a variety of shipping, casualty, and international trade disputes.  Caroline is a Spanish speaker.
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Caroline's focus is on contractual disputes in the international trade sector, with additional experience of arbitrations related to charterparty disputes and litigation concerning shipping casualties.  Caroline frequently acts for Spanish-speaking clients.

Caroline has also assisted ship owners to make claims in charterparty disputes under the LMAA Terms and the LMAA Small Claims Procedure and has assisted ship owners to make a successful application for costs.  Caroline has acted for a Latin American, state-owned oil and gas company in the defence of two sets of arbitration proceedings involving a contract of affreightment and six charterparties.

Caroline has most recently acted for a Latin American, State-owned oil and natural gas company in relation to a complex cross-jurisdictional dispute under the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules and has assisted in the defence and the quantum claim of a charterer of a ro-pax ferry which caught fire.

  • Marine and international trade
  • International arbitration
  • Shipping litigation

Latin American, state-owned oil and gas company

Acting for the company as claimant in relation to a complex Paris-seated arbitration under the UNCITRAL Rules, arising out of a foreign law contract for the provision of a drillship and drilling services.

Charterers

Assisted a Latin American, state-owned oil and gas company in an English law arbitration as the defendant to the owner's claim for damages arising out of a failure to nominate and perform the minimum number of voyages stipulated in a Contract of Affreightment.

Charterers

Assisted a Latin American, state-owned oil and gas company as the defendant to 6 simultaneous claims for demurrage by owners under six separate charterparties.

More: Marine and international trade

Latin American, state-owned oil and gas company

Acting for the company as claimant in relation to a complex Paris-seated arbitration under the UNCITRAL Rules, arising out of a foreign law contract for the provision of a drillship and drilling services.

Charterers

Assisted a Latin American, state-owned oil and gas company in an English law arbitration as the defendant to the owner's claim for damages arising out of a failure to nominate and perform the minimum number of voyages stipulated in a Contract of Affreightment.

Ship owners

Acted for Greek ship owners in relation to a claim under the LMAA Terms for demurrage, time awaiting charterers' orders, shifting expenses, and costs of maritime security, under an amended Asbatankvoy charterparty incorporating BPVOY 4 and VITOL TERMS.

Disponent owners

Acted for the disponent owners as claimants in four simultaneous claims under charterparties on amended Shellvoy six form for demurrage and shifting expenses, following the LMAA Small Claims Procedure.

Charterers

Advising Spanish charterers on their causation defence and quantum claim following a fire on board a ro-pax ferry.

Ship owners

Acted for Greek ship owners in relation to a claim under the LMAA Terms for demurrage, time awaiting charterers' orders, shifting expenses, and costs of maritime security, under an amended Asbatankvoy charterparty incorporating BPVOY 4 and VITOL TERMS.

Disponent owners

Acted for the disponent owners as claimants in 4 simultaneous claims under charterparties on amended Shellvoy 6 form for demurrage and shifting expenses, following the LMAA Small Claims Procedure.

Ship owners

Successful application on behalf of the owners for the costs of an arbitration arising out of a time charterparty on amended NYPE 1946 form.

  • International trade
  • Shipowners and operators
  • Shipping

Latin American, state-owned oil and gas company

Acting for the company as claimant in relation to a complex Paris-seated arbitration under the UNCITRAL Rules, arising out of a foreign law contract for the provision of a drillship and drilling services.

Charterers

Assisted a Latin American, state-owned oil and gas company in an English law arbitration as the defendant to the owner's claim for damages arising out of a failure to nominate and perform the minimum number of voyages stipulated in a Contract of Affreightment. 

Charterers

Assisted a Latin American, ​state-owned oil and gas company as the defendant to 6 simultaneous claims for demurrage by owners under six separate charterparties.

Ship owners

Acted for Greek ship owners in relation to a claim under the LMAA Terms for demurrage, time awaiting charterers' orders, shifting expenses, and costs of maritime security, under an amended Asbatankvoy charterparty incorporating BPVOY 4 and VITOL TERMS.

Disponent owners

Acted for the disponent owners as claimants in 4 simultaneous claims under charterparties on amended Shellvoy 6 form for demurrage and shifting expenses, following the LMAA Small Claims Procedure.

Ship owners

Successful application on behalf of the owners for the costs of an arbitration arising out of a time charterparty on amended NYPE 1946 form.

More: International trade

Charterers

Assisted a Latin American, state-owned oil and gas company in an English law arbitration as the defendant to the owner's claim for damages arising out of a failure to nominate and perform the minimum number of voyages stipulated in a Contract of Affreightment.

Charterers

Assisted a Latin American, state-owned oil and gas company as the defendant to 6 simultaneous claims for demurrage by owners under six separate charterparties.

Ship owners

Acted for Greek ship owners in relation to a claim under the LMAA Terms for demurrage, time awaiting charterers' orders, shifting expenses, and costs of maritime security, under an amended Asbatankvoy charterparty incorporating BPVOY 4 and VITOL TERMS.

Disponent owners

Acted for the disponent owners as claimants in 4 simultaneous claims under charterparties on amended Shellvoy 6 form for demurrage and shifting expenses, following the LMAA Small Claims Procedure.

Ship owners

Successful application on behalf of the owners for the costs of an arbitration arising out of a time charterparty on amended NYPE 1946 form.

Charterers

Advising Spanish charterers on their causation defence and quantum claim following a fire on board a ro-pax ferry.

Latin American, state-owned oil and gas company

Acting for the company as claimant in relation to a complex Paris-seated arbitration under the UNCITRAL Rules, arising out of a foreign law contract for the provision of a drillship and drilling services.

Charterers

Assisted a Latin American, state-owned oil and gas company in an English law arbitration as the defendant to the owner's claim for damages arising out of a failure to nominate and perform the minimum number of voyages stipulated in a Contract of Affreightment.

Charterers

Assisted a Latin American, state-owned oil and gas company as the defendant to 6 simultaneous claims for demurrage by owners under six separate charterparties.

More: Shipowners and operators

Latin American, state-owned oil and gas company

Acting for the company as claimant in relation to a complex, Paris-seated arbitration under the UNCITRAL Rules, arising out of a foreign law contract for the provision of a drillship and drilling services.

Charterers

Assisted a Latin American, state-owned oil and gas company in an English law arbitration as the defendant to the owner's claim for damages arising out of a failure to nominate and perform the minimum number of voyages stipulated in a Contract of Affreightment.

Charterers

Assisted a Latin American, state-owned oil and gas company as the defendant to 6 simultaneous claims for demurrage by owners under six separate charterparties. 

Charterers

Advising Spanish charterers on their causation defence and quantum claim following a fire on board a ro-pax ferry. 

Ship owners

Acted for Greek ship owners in relation to a claim under the LMAA Terms for demurrage, time awaiting charterers' orders, shifting expenses, and costs of maritime security, under an amended Asbatankvoy charterparty incorporating BPVOY 4 and VITOL TERMS.

Disponent owners

Acted for the disponent owners as claimants in 4 simultaneous claims under charterparties on amended Shellvoy 6 form for demurrage and shifting expenses, following the LMAA Small Claims Procedure.

Ship owners

Successful application on behalf of the owners for the costs of an arbitration arising out of a time charterparty on amended NYPE 1946 form.

More: Shipping

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