Mind your business (IP): The importance of guarding your intellectual property in supply relationships

Receiving an order from a new customer or distributor for your innovative product or service can be an exciting and rewarding event, particularly for SMEs trying to crack an interstate or overseas market. Oftentimes though, in the eagerness to cement this new supply channel, businesses can overlook the importance of setting ground rules when it [...]

2021-03-10T00:51:11+00:00March 10th, 2021|Business Advice, Contracts, Corporate Advisory, Intellectual Property|Comments Off on Mind your business (IP): The importance of guarding your intellectual property in supply relationships

Decarbonisation in 2021

The International Maritime Organisation (IMO) has been planning Sulphur Oxide emissions cuts for a decade, and it came to force in January 2020. Builders and owners are slowly inching moving towards alternative fuels altogether. Pierre-Etienne Franc of Air Liquide and Saehoon Kim of Hyundai, Co-Secretaries of the Hydrogen Council, are of the view that the [...]

2021-02-03T07:34:50+00:00February 3rd, 2021|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Decarbonisation in 2021

Vaccinating seafarers – an essential workforce?

In December 2020, the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) passed several resolutions specifically addressing the need for seafarers, and other marine personnel, to be designated as key workers. Three vaccines have come to the forefront in Western countries – the Pfizer-BioNtech vaccine, Moderna vaccine and Oxford University-AstraZeneca vaccine. Essential workers like healthcare workers have already started [...]

2021-01-31T22:18:03+00:00January 27th, 2021|Business Advice, Corporate Advisory|Comments Off on Vaccinating seafarers – an essential workforce?

Should I formally document my arrangements with suppliers? The (not so) obvious commercial advantages of Supply Agreements

Should we bother with a Supply Agreement? For a lawyer, the above question is akin to asking “should I tie my shoe laces?” but putting the legal ‘nerd alert’ to one side, there are many good commercial reasons why it is important to have a supply agreement in place. Whilst the list of benefits is [...]

2021-01-27T00:47:15+00:00January 27th, 2021|Business Advice, Contracts, Corporate Advisory|Comments Off on Should I formally document my arrangements with suppliers? The (not so) obvious commercial advantages of Supply Agreements