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BIMCO invites your comments on Refund Guarantee

25 March 2021

Refund guarantees are complex legal documents and must meet the requirements of the issuing banks. BIMCO has, in close co-operation with legal and commercial experts, banks and shipyards, been working to develop a standard refund guarantee which can be used for shipbuilding contracts, such as SAJ.

BIMCO invites your comments on Refund Guarantee

25 March 2021

Refund guarantees are complex legal documents and must meet the requirements of the issuing banks. BIMCO has, in close co-operation with legal and commercial experts, banks and shipyards, been working to develop a standard refund guarantee which can be used for shipbuilding contracts, such as SAJ.

BIMCO publishes new standalone Refund Guarantee for Shipbuilding Contracts

17 June 2021

A buyer’s payment instalments are at risk under a shipbuilding contract until the shipyard delivers the ship. To safeguard against the risk of the shipyard defaulting or becoming insolvent it is common practice to cover this risk with a refund guarantee issued by a bank. BIMCO’s Documentary Committee has adopted a clearly worded standalone refund guarantee that will assist parties in their shipbuilding projects.

BIMCO to publish standard refund guarantee to eliminate legal uncertainty

16 September 2020

BIMCO is developing a standard refund guarantee for shipbuilding contracts, including the SAJ and Chinese forms. The current issue is that English law and jurisprudence on guarantees is contradictory, complex and often very difficult to understand from a commercial perspective, and as a result small changes made by negotiators can have wide reaching commercial consequences.

BIMCO publishes new standalone Refund Guarantee for Shipbuilding Contracts

17 June 2021

A buyer’s payment instalments are at risk under a shipbuilding contract until the shipyard delivers the ship. To safeguard against the risk of the shipyard defaulting or becoming insolvent it is common practice to cover this risk with a refund guarantee issued by a bank. BIMCO’s Documentary Committee has adopted a clearly worded standalone refund guarantee that will assist parties in their shipbuilding projects.

Charter Party Guarantee

19 October 2021

The Charter Party Guarantee is a time charterers’ guarantee for all sums payable and liabilities under a time charter party. The latest edition of this contract is the Charter Party Guarantee, issued in 2012. Copyright in the Charter Party Guarantee for Charterers’ Guarantee of Sums Payable and Liabilities under a Time Charter Party is held by BIMCO.

Refund Guarantee for Shipbuilding Contracts

19 October 2021

Refund guarantees are an integral part of a shipbuilding project. Whilst they are not part of the shipbuilding contract as such, it is unlikely that any ship building contract would be signed if there was no such guarantee for the buyer. The refund guarantee is often regarded as the “financial cornerstone” of a shipbuilding project. Copyright in the BIMCO Refund Guarantee for Shipbuilding Contracts is held by BIMCO.