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Comprehensively Yachts December 2023

January 24|

Industry update

With 2023 drawing to a close, we are delighted to present the latest edition of Comprehensively Yachts. In this edition, we discuss the impact of Russian sanctions on the yachting industry. Next, our marine insurance specialists consider whether the widely used American Yacht Form R12 is still fit for purpose or whether the time is right for the marine insurance industry to move on to a bespoke wording. Our admiralty team explore the law behind a yacht’s AIS transmission and how you might achieve ex- directory status, as the temptation to turn this feature off to ensure the privacy of your charter is ever growing given the risked poses by the development of smart phone technology. Our Paris office reports on a recent land-mark conviction of the captain of a 26 meter yacht by the Maritime Court of Marseille following his repeated anchoring in protected posidonia meadows and the threat such conviction has for the wider yachting industry. Finally, we round out this edition with a long read on Cyber Security, the increasing regulation around it and the growing need to take it seriously.

Chambers and Partners High Net Worth Submission 2023

August 23|

Industry update

HFW’s yacht team has once again been ranked Band 1 in the Chambers and Partners High Net Worth Yachts & Superyachts guide. Five members of our industry leading team have also been recognised. Chambers noted that “between the Monaco and London offices, and a global presence, their network allows them to address every issue that may arise in yachting.”

Comprehensively Yachts May 2023

May 23|

Industry update

As we enter another Mediterranean yacht season we are pleased to bring you a bumper edition of Comprehensively Yachts. In this edition, we begin with a look at yachting’s role in the development of future sustainable technology in the move towards more sustainable yachting. Secondly, our sanctions experts consider briefly the latest developments in a recent, high profile case. Our employment colleagues consider the steps that can be taken to ensure a positive working environment in the yachting industry. Next, our British Virgin Islands team review the impact of the recent blacklisting of the British Virgin Islands by the EU Council. Finally, we finish with a detailed analysis from our admiralty and crisis management colleagues of recent yacht casualty trends and suggestions for how the risk of a serious incident be mitigated.

Comprehensively Yachts December 2022

December 22|

Industry update

HFW’s yacht team is, as ever, busy dealing with a range of transactions, commercial disputes, regulatory matters and marine insurance claims, with our work reflecting the spread of issues and opportunities faced by the yachting industry at this time. Drawing from across our global network, our latest edit of Comprehensively Yachts, is one of our widest ranging yet and includes contributions from members of the team in Monaco, Houston, Geneva, Paris and London.

Comprehensively Yachts June 2022

June 22|

Industry update

Our yacht team remains busy on all fronts; however, the impact of Russian sanctions has been felt everywhere. Supported by our global regulatory team, we have been actively advising, often on an extremely time pressured and sensitive basis, a wide cross-section of stakeholders in the yachting industry on the application of the complex international framework of sanctions related rules and regulations and the mitigation of their impact on their businesses and operations. It is therefore natural that we begin this briefing with an overview of the international Russian sanctions framework and its impact on the yachting industry.

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