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SUEZ CANAL CASUALTY HOTLINE

As the grounding of the M/V EVER GIVEN has placed an incredible burden on the global trade and the maritime cluster, MEPLAW has set up an emergency hotline to provide quick response to the operators seeking assistance in relation to the Suez Canal casualty. General average has been declared and cargo owners may be required […]
  • Posted by Lorenzo Macchi
  • On 13 April 2021
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CONTAINER DEMURRAGE AND DETENTION UNDER ITALIAN LAW

Container demurrage and detention can be defined as the sum payable to the carrier on account failing to redeliver the containers – emptied and cleaned – within the agreed free time period. Specifically, the term demurrage refers to the charge to be paid for the use of the container within the terminal, whilst the term detention refers […]
  • Posted by Lorenzo Macchi
  • On 13 April 2021
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TRANSPORTATION BY ROAD AFTER THE TCA

How the transportation by road is going to change after the Trade and Cooperation Agreement (TCA) between the United Kingdom and the European Union.ù On 1 January, the Trade and Cooperation Agreement (TCA) came into force, governing the commercial relationship between the United Kingdom and the European Union. It introduces new rules for the carriage […]
  • Posted by Lorenzo Macchi
  • On 24 March 2021
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THE LIABILITY OF THE CLASSIFICATION SOCIETIES

The sinking of the Al-Salam Boccaccio ‘98: a pivotal ruling of the European Court of Justice followed by the Italian Supreme Court denying state immunity to the classification societies.  Factual Background  The Al-Salam Boccaccio ‘98, a Panama flagged Ro-Ro passenger ferry en route from Saudi Arabia to Egypt sunk in the Red Sea on the […]
  • Posted by Lorenzo Macchi
  • On 12 March 2021
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FORCE MAJEURE AND HARDSHIP IN COMMERCIAL CONTRACTS

I – INTRODUCTION Both force majeure and hardship have as a common ground the problem of changed circumstances after the parties entered into a contract. Thus, the parties are asked to face a fundamental change of equilibrium of the contract: either because it renders the performances totally impracticable or because the performances have become excessively […]
  • Posted by Lorenzo Macchi
  • On 24 September 2019
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