FREEHILL OBTAINS CONFIRMATION OF CONTESTED ARBITRATION AWARD

On Mach 3, 2020 Judge Gregory Woods of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York issued an Opinion and Order confirming an arbitration award obtained on January 31, 2019 in the Arbitration Between Pioneer Navigation Ltd. and Chemical Equipment Labs, Inc. In the arbitration proceeding we sought damages on behalf of...
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COVID-19: MESSAGE FROM THE PARTNERS

Dear Clients & Friends, As the COVID-19 outbreak continues, its impact on business and trade is not yet fully known. It is clear that businesses around the world and across many sectors are facing unprecedented challenges and concerns. In this time of uncertainty, we want to assure you that we are focused on the health...
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VICTORY IN INTERMODAL CARGO CASE UNDER FEDERAL MARITIME LAW AND COGSA

FH&M LLP is proud to recognize our partner Bill Pallas in connection with a  recent decision of the United States District Court, for the Southern District of New York granting summary judgment in favor of our client, an ocean carrier, in a maritime/intermodal cargo case.  The Court’s opinion examines numerous topics of interest for our...
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FREEHILL PARTNER GINA VENEZIA PRESENTS AT TWO INDUSTRY EVENTS

On February 4, 2020, Freehill partner Gina Venezia participated in a panel at the 26th Annual Hellenic-American Chamber of Commerce/Norwegian-American Chamber of Commerce Shipping Conference. The panel’s topic was “Regulatory and Corporate Governance Impact of OECD, EU and OFAC in Shipping.”  On February 12, 2020, Ms. Venezia was the speaker at the monthly luncheon of...
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CLIENT ALERT: DESIGNATION OF ROSNEFT TRADING S.A. TO THE SDN LIST

On February 18, 2020, OFAC designated Rosneft Trading S.A. (“Rosneft Trading”) to the SDN List pursuant to E.O. 13850 for operating in the oil sector of the Venezuelan economy. In addition to Rosneft Trading, OFAC also designated to the SDN List Didier Casimiro, Rosneft Trading’s Vice President for Refining, Petrochemical, Commerce and Logistics. Mr. Casimiro...
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CLIENT ALERT: NEW IRANIAN SANCTIONS ISSUED TODAY

January 10, 2020 Introduction In response to the recent developments involving Iran and the United States, the U.S. authorities issued a new Executive Order (“E.O.”) today imposing sanctions with respect to additional sectors of Iran, namely the construction, mining, manufacturing, and textiles sectors. A copy of the E.O. can be accessed here. To read...
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