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LSLC: How will the Pandemic affect Good Faith?

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LSLC: How will the Pandemic affect Good Faith?

The role of ‘Good Faith’ in underpinning contracts and its interpretation in court cases and arbitration hearings is a hot topic in English and international maritime law. The long established interest of lawyers and arbitrators has been sharpened by the Pandemic and its possible effect on the good faith dimension in future disputes. The subject will be discussed in a free round table session, organised by the London Shipping Law Centre in association with Linklater’s and 36 Stone. The webinar will take place on Wednesday, September 16th at 12.30 pm BST.

The event has already attracted well over 700 registrations from all over the world from professionals keen to seek guidance on evolving interpretations.

Moderated by Sir Bernard Eder, Good Faith will be  discussed by Vasanti Selvaratnam QC, Philip Wood CBE QC and Simon Firth and Richard Firth, partner and senior consultant respectively with Linklater’s.

The panel will consider whether the adoption of good faith as a component in contractual performance is necessary or desirable; comparative approaches between English, New York and other jurisdictions; and whether a single doctrine of good faith should be pursued. How should good faith be interpreted in individual commercial and financial cases?

Philip Wood has referred to “such an enormous topic.” The Asian Institute of Alternative Dispute Resolution Secretariat has described the webinar as “an opportunity not to be missed.”

Interested parties should contact Gerard Matthew (shipping@shippinglbc.com)

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