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Australia: Good News For International Arbitration In Charterparty Disputes

30/10/2013
In our October 2012 Shipping E-Brief, we reported on a decision where the Australian Federal Court refused to enforce a London

South Africa: Proposed Changes To The South African International Shipping Tax Regime

29/10/2013
A welcome introduction of an internationally-competitive international shipping tax regime is proposed in

New vessel lease financing law in the Marshall Islands

28/10/2013
In March 2013 the Marshall Islands Nitijela passed the Maritime (Amendment) Act (No.1), 2013 which amended certain portions of the Marshall Islands Maritime Act, 1990 and has implications and opportunities for those involved in the vessel lease financing industry. This change to Marshall Islands law may be of particular interest in Asia where lease financing has grown to play a key

Is vessel that allides with stationary object presumed to be at fault?

26/10/2013
In Mike Hooks Dredging Co v Marquette Transportation Co Gulf-Inland the Fifth Circuit affirmed the district court's apportionment of fault of 70% to plaintiff Mike Hooks Dredging Co, operator of a dredge; 15% to third-party defendant Vizier, operator of a picket boat required to assist physically passing vessels in navigating by the dredge under a US Corps of

Somali pirates sentenced to seven years in prison

24/10/2013
Four Somali pirates were sentenced to seven years each in prison by a Kenyan court that found them guilty of hijacking a fishing dhow in the

France jails Somali pirates for nine years

21/10/2013
A French court sentenced three Somali pirates to nine years in prison each for the 2009 hijacking off the Somali coast of a French yacht that led to

International shipping soon to be subject to competition laws

21/10/2013
The New Zealand Commerce Act prohibits a range of anti-competitive conduct. However the Commerce Act, as it currently stands, contains a specific exemption which applies to international shipping. A new Bill, widely referred to as the Cartel Bill, is now before Parliament and will remove this exemption and require shipping lines to comply with the Commerce Act. Shipping

Strategies for a sustainable recovery dominate agenda at Shipping & The Law 2013

14/10/2013
Speakers and panellists at the fourth Shipping and Law conference underlined the need for

Shipping Finance Lawyer Joins Norton Rose Fulbright's New York Office

09/10/2013
A seasoned shipping and corporate finance lawyer joins the global legal practice of Norton Rose Fulbright's US member

Spain tries 6 Somalis for piracy after ship attack

08/10/2013
Six Somalis who allegedly attacked a Spanish warship in 2012 off the coast of Somalia went on trial in the Spanish capital, with prosecutors

IRISL latest company to successfully challenge EU Iran sanctions listing

07/10/2013
The successful appeal brought by the Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Line ("IRISL") and a number of its

Dutch court rejects DNB’s Gulf Navigation claims

04/10/2013
A Dutch court has rejected a creditor bank’s request to sell the tanker Gulf Sheba owned by Gulf Navigation. The court has asked the bank, DNB, to negotiate with

Hill Dickinson announces expansion into Hong Kong

04/10/2013
International law firm Hill Dickinson LLP is pleased to announce the enhancement of its Asian practice with the opening of a new office in

Stone Chambers opens in Singapore to tap shipping and commercial disputes

28/09/2013
British commercial and shipping barristers Stone Chambers have opened in Singapore as the island city-state

Where is shipping going? Hear from the experts at Shipping and the Law 2013

25/09/2013
Studio Legale Lauro is pleased to announce that the Shipping and the Law 2013 conference will be held in Naples,

Maersk Line Will Pay Millions to Government and Whistleblower in Settlement

20/09/2013
News sources report that Maersk Line must pay $31.9 million for overcharging the United States government for

EU court ruling on shipping lines great victory for Iran: Analyst

19/09/2013
On September 16, Mohammad Hossein Dajmar, the managing director of the Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines (IRISL), said

Tanzania: Somali Pirates Case Adjourned for Lack of Lawyers

18/09/2013
LEGAL technicalities and absence of defence counsel yesterday forced the High Court in Dar es Salaam to

Milbank Advises on $175 Million Financing of Two Brazilian Oil Tankers

18/09/2013
In its latest major transaction in the service of Brazil’s burgeoning offshore energy sector, Milbank, Tweed, Hadley

West Africa and UK flagged vessels

17/09/2013
On Thursday I listened to Admiral Zambellas (the UK First Sea Lord) at the London International Shipping Week
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