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Recovery of maritime claims and ship arrest – Overview 

Ship arrest is a powerful tool in the hands of ship suppliers and other companies working in the shipping industry. Shipowners generally manage risks and limit liability by placing vessels of their fleet under the ownership of “single ships companies”. Credit recovery is likely to be a difficult exercise for small medium enterprises who may […]
  • Posted by Federico Serra
  • On 2 July 2021
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Sale and purchase of ships

Introduction Sale of ships is customarily carried out by means of standard forms the main of which is the Norwegian Saleform edited by Bimco.[1] The yachting sector has adopted the same contractual practice ― eg see the Myba sale and purchase standard form. The aforesaid contractual templates are usually referred to as “memorandum of agreement” […]
  • Posted by Federico Serra
  • On 8 June 2021
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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 Free Trade Agreement between Turkey and the UK

The Free Trade Agreement between Turkey and United Kingdom: is the Free Trade Agreement in force? The so-called “Ankara Agreement” has been signed between Turkey and the European Economic Community in 1995. The Ankara Agreement has great political and economic effect on the European scene. According to the agreement, parties can move freely the goods […]
  • Posted by Sinem Ogis
  • On 17 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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