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Court of Appeal Clarifies Innocent Charterer's Duty to Mitigate

October 2010 - Litigation & Dispute Resolution. Legal Developments by Oon & Bazul LLP.

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The Court of Appeal's recent decision in The Asia Star is significant to the shipping industry, as the courts have now made clear that it is important for a charterer to consult a defaulting owner on the measures that the former intends to take in order to mitigate damage caused by the latter's contractual breach. 


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