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SEADRILL GHANA OPERATIONS LIMITED v. TULLOW GHANA LIMITED
ENGLAND AND WALES HIGH COURT

Drilling for oil is a risky business. Oil companies seek to protect themselves against the financial consequences of risk by appropriate clauses in their contracts, for example, by a force majeure clause. This case concerns a contract for the hire of an ex pensive oil rig which contained such a clause. During the course of a territorial sea dispute between neighbouring states the arbitration tribunal determining that dispute required drilling to cease in the disputed sea where drilling was to take place....

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Terminally ill man awarded $3m for asbestos exposure while renovating

AUSTRALIA
Health
Asbestos victim awarded record A$3 million payout
A terminally ill South Australian man has been awarded a record $3m payout after he was exposed to asbestos dust, including while renovating his home. Matthew Werfel, 42, will receive $3,077,187 Ė the largest amount ever awarded to an asbestos victim in Australia Ė after the building materials company James Hardie was found to have failed to warn the public about risks posed by their cement products.

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Singapore bolsters disputes hub

Singapore bolsters disputes hub
In a busy week for Singapore AAA-ICDR bolsters its presence to serve as case management hub in Asia, and Maxwell Chambers suites are opened. 
In a week that witnessed the signing of the Singapore Convention on Mediation, the American Arbitration Association-International Centre for Dispute Resolution (AAA-ICDR) announced the expansion if its Singapore office, and also the official opening of the Maxwell Chambers Suites, an extension of Maxwell Chambers.

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