The “Belo Horizonte”- Jurisdictional Challenges after Seizure of Evidence

A voyage of the “Belo Horizonte” from Argentina to the United Kingdom has lead to interesting decisions regarding jurisdiction over the claim for the surrender of evidence seized on board.

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Revisiting the offshore charter contracts in Brazil

A whole new set of recent court precedents has put several standard Petrobras charter clauses under scrutiny and a few landmark judgements might impose a severe shift in the future

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Legal Aspects of Marine Accident Investigation in Poland

For more than half a century (since 1961), the investigation of maritime accidents in Poland was carried out exclusively by the Maritime Chambers. This situation was fundamentally changed in 2012,

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Ship collision – Prima facie evidence under German Law

OLG Nürnberg, Endurteil v. 19.10.2016 – 12 U 2194/14 Facts The owner of a German flagged yacht was sued by another German flagged yacht owner for compensation, after the yachts

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The Liability of the Classification Society Under Italian Law

A recent Judgment rendered by the Court of Appeal of Ancona on 2nd August 2017 confirmed the emerging trend of Italian Courts to hold Classification Societies liable in tort toward

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The legal position between the Estate of O.W. Supply & Trading A/S and its contractual opponents in relation to derivative agreements

O.W. Supply & Trading A/S’ derivative agreements One of the reasons why the OW Bunker Group collapsed back in 2014 was the many derivative agreements the group had entered into

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Validity of foreign jurisdiction clauses in Bs/L under Spanish Law

Introduction In September 2014, after a long parliamentary procedure, it came into force in Spain our “new” Navigation Act. Almost all players of the Spanish Shipping sector cheers for this

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International Maritime Law Seminar 2017

You and your colleagues are invited to the International Maritime Law Seminar 2017, where this year’s theme is “Recent Development in Maritime Law Around the World.” The International Maritime Law

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New Project Law for our National Merchant Fleet

Haga clic aquí para leer en español. To start the subject, it will be useful to approach a brief historical reference regarding our National Merchant Fleet, which was born during the Second

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