Damages for Deliberate Breach of Tortious Duty

Speaker: Sir Jeremy Cooke, International Arbitrator, 7 King’s Bench Walk & International Judge, Singapore International Commercial Court



When a ship is deliberately scuttled and the cargo lost in consequence, do the ordinary rules of remoteness of damage apply to the cargo claim? Does “fraud unravel all” when cargo is deliberately damaged or lost, so that the cargo owner can recover for all losses caused, whether reasonably foreseeable or not? Does it matter if the claim is in negligence, conversion, damage to the reversionary interest or conspiracy and how does any contract affect the position between the parties?

These questions have arisen in disputes in arbitration and Sir Jeremy with years of experience in shipping law offers his answers.



Sir Jeremy Cooke has considerable experience in the law in a variety of roles. As a Junior barrister for 14 years and a Silk for 11 years, he operated in the world of the Commercial Court in London (and occasionally elsewhere) and in Arbitration both in London and elsewhere, as Counsel and Arbitrator. On appointment to the Bench, he sat regularly in the Commercial Court presiding over the full gamut of business conducted in that court and being the Judge in charge of that court from 2012 – 2014. He is a Justice of the Dubai International Financial Court and now accepts appointments as an arbitrator and mediator. He is appointed to the panel of Shanghai International Arbitration Center (SHIAC). Since retirement, he continues to sit occasionally as a Deputy Judge in the Commercial Court.

Date: Thursday, 10 January 2019

Time: 5:45pm – 8pm

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