Final word from the Court of Final Appeal on the ‘deadweight’ warranty

by Publications Officer

On 10 September 2014, the Court of Final Appeal in Hong Kong handed down its judgment in Hua Tyan Development Ltd v Zurich Insurance Co. Ltd and Another (The “Ho Feng 7″) [2014] HKCFA 72. The full text of the case can be accessed via the following link:

http://www.hklii.hk/cgi-bin/sinodisp/eng/hk/cases/hkcfa/2014/72.html?stem=&synonyms=&query=Hua%20Tyan%20Development

In summary, the Court of Final Appeal affirmed the finding of the Court of Appeal’s decision that there was no conflict between the ‘deadweight’ warranty and the clause naming the vessel.