HILANE LIMITED

South Africa
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“Silver Star”: We represented Hilane Limited in arresting the “Silver Star” as an associated ship in Port Elizabeth, South Africa during August 2013. The defendant owners of the “Silver Star” unsuccessfully challenged the basis for the associated ship claim. The Supreme Court of Appeal judgement (available here) was handed down on 28 November 2014 and contains a concise summary of the current test for association under South African law.

  • Jurisdictions involved: Hilane Limited is a company incorporated in Hong Kong. The owners of the Silver Star are a company incorporated in Hong Kong.
  • Lead Partner: Craig Cunningham
  • Other lawyers involved: Joëlle Downes
  • Completion date: Judgement was handed down by the SCA on 28 November 2014
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