Andreas Dracoulis for Maritime Risk International: Guaranteeing to Remedy a Defect


An important decision of the High Court in London, Star Polaris LLC v HHIC-Phil Inc (The Star Polaris) [2017] 1 Lloyd’s Rep 203, has confirmed the English courts’ commitment to interpreting contractual provisions against the background of the contract as a whole – an approach that is to be welcomed by commercial parties choosing English law to govern their contracts. From a shipbuilding perspective, however, it does leave open for debate the interpretation of certain language commonly used in post-delivery warranty regimes.

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"2017 Informa plc. This article first appeared in Maritime Risk International, April 2017, pp12-13: To read the full article within the publication, please click here (subscription required).

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