Major Cases

Recent major cases

The vast majority of cases handled by RR&CO are arbitrations and therefore by virtue of being confidential are unreported.

Below are summaries of key Court proceedings handled by RR&CO. Kindly click on the case title to download a detailed summary of the matter.

Do feel free to contact RR&CO to discuss any of the topics covered herein.


Pasir Bulk Carriers Ltd v. Catlin (Five) Ltd

Section 51 action against Fraudster’s Underwriters to recover costs of defending action brought by Fraudsters but financed and supported by other Underwriters.


Ariela v. Kamal 24 & 26

The Norwegian Hull Club and their following market posted security for the whole of the claim brought by the Kamal vessels and thus the actions that followed was in reality in defence of the NHC Letter of Undertaking and more latterly the recovery of the costs that they had spent in defending what was a serious insurance fraud perpetrated by senior members of the Kewalramani family.


Kamal 24 v. Ariela

We acted on behalf of the Ariela a substantial dry bulker that brushed passed the Kamal vessels when entering the port of Mormugoa. The Ariela had previously been found 100% liable for the collision in the Liability trial (see 2007)


Kamal 24 v. Ariela

This action arises out of a "collision" in the entrance channel to Mormugoa (Goa) on the night of the 30th April 2004. Our clients (the Defendants) vessel Ariela brushed past the Claimants unlit hopper barge Kamal XXIV that was moored alongside the Claimants' dredger Kamal XXIV to the north of the entrance channel.


Maersk Oil UK Ltd v. Dresser Rand (UK) Ltd

Breach of contract claim arising from the provision by the offshore contractor, Dresser Rand, of defective gas compressor trains on a North Sea oil platform (Janice Alpha). This was a complex technical claim involving construction of warranties, process engineering and vibration expert evidence.


N H M v. Talbot Underwriting Ltd

We represented Talbot Underwriting Ltd, a leading London market insurer, we had brought the action against the US broker, Nausch Hogan & Murray Inc. for failure to procure suitable insurance on a shipbuilders' all risks policy.


Talbot Underwriting Ltd v. N H M

This was a dispute concerning insurance cover for the offshore pipe-lay construction barge, “Jascon 5”, while it underwent outfitting at the Sembawang shipyard in Singapore. The outfitting contract required Sembawang to take out Ship Repairer’s Legal Liability cover, and required the vessel’s owners, CPL, to take out a Builders All Risks policy including Sembawang as an assured.


Schiehallion FPSO - BP Ltd v. Kvaerner

This is a trial of preliminary issues which arises out of a claim by our clients BP that certain equipment supplied to it as part of the facilities for recovering oil from the Schiehallion and Loyal fields, west of the Shetland Islands, was defective.


Siboeva v. MV Vitastar

This action arises out of a collision on the 29th January 1998 in the Dardanelles, between our clients the owners of the Norwegian vessel Siboeva and the Cypriot vessel Vitastar, owned by the defendants and represented by Richards Butler.


"The Berge Sisar" - Borealis Ab v. Stargas Limited v. Bergesen dy A/S

We acted on behalf of Bergesen dy A/S in the leading House of Lords case on the transfer of rights and obligations under the Carriage of Goods by Sea Act 1992.


"The Baltic Flame" - Petrobras & Others v. Fortum Oil & Gas

We acted on behalf of Neste Oy in actions concerning two shipments of propane each carried on the vessel "Baltic Flame" in April and November 1993 respectively. The parties and the factual allegations in each action are essentially the same. It was our case that the contamination and damage occasioned to the vessel was caused by pre-shipment failures of the Saudi Armco processing plant in Yanbu. Saudi Aramco was the shipper of both cargoes and the original party to the Bills of Lading under which they were carried.