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October 11 2017
Iwam Jaeger Mandatory insurance and maritime accidents: law versus reality

Brazil - Kincaid | Mendes Vianna Advogados

Federal law provides that all vessels registered before Brazil's port captaincies must buy the mandatory insurance for personal injury caused by vessels or their cargo. However, such insurance has been discontinued due to a lack of insurers willing to underwrite the risks involved. Now, after a number of passenger fatalities in recent accidents, industry players and the government are being called on to ensure that policies are offered which soften the burden borne by victims and their families.

Authors: Iwam Jaeger, Bernardo Silva de Senna
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Enare Erim Waterways: Lagos v federal government – who won?

Nigeria - Akabogu & Associates

The Court of Appeal recently declared the Lagos State House of Assembly competent to make laws relating to intra-inland waterways in the state. The appeal turned on whether the regulation and control of Lagos state intrastate and inland waterways falls under the exclusive legislative list which confers legislative competence on the National Assembly. Contrary to reports, the decision is hardly a win for the Lagos state government.

Author: Enare Erim
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Recent updates

Godofredo Mendes Vianna Ministry of Labour regulates ship demolition activities

Brazil - Kincaid | Mendes Vianna Advogados

Author: Godofredo Mendes Vianna
Rósing Rasmussen Marine engine subcontractor not liable towards shipowner under product liability law

Denmark - Windahl Sandroos & Co

Author: Rósing Rasmussen
Ngozi Medani Maritime insurance claims: limiting insurers' liability

Nigeria - Akabogu & Associates

Author: Ngozi Medani
Lawrence Dardani Italian International Registry will soon be open to all EU-flagged ships

Italy - Dardani Studio Legale

Author: Lawrence Dardani
Jeremy Prain Hanjin fallout: end of protective writs in South Africa?

South Africa - Bowmans

Author: Jeremy Prain
Matti Komonen Taxi licence required for driving Uber passengers

Finland - HPP Attorneys Ltd

Author: Matti Komonen
Costas Stamatiou Use of electronic oil record books on board Cyprus-flagged vessels

Cyprus - Elias Neocleous & Co LLC

Author: Costas Stamatiou
Lars Kortländer Ship collision – prima facie evidence under German law

Germany - Dabelstein & Passehl


Upcoming event

ABA Section of International Law 2017 Fall Meeting

October 24-27 – Miami, Florida

The American Bar Association (ABA) Section of International Law’s annual Fall Meeting will take place in the vibrant city of Miami between October 24 and 27 at the JW Marriott Marquis. The ABA Section of International Law is home to the world’s leading international practitioners and the Fall Meeting is one of the world’s most important gatherings of international lawyers, attracting over 1,000 attendees from 36 countries. The theme of the conference is “Doing Business in the Americas in the New Global Economy: A New Dawn in the Hemisphere”. With over 65 substantive continuing legal education (CLE) sessions on cutting-edge topics and world-class speakers, the Fall Meeting offers an entire year’s worth of CLE. Further, the Fall Meeting offers exceptional networking opportunities at some of Miami’s most exciting venues, such as evening receptions at Pérez Art Museum and Jungle Island, and an after-hours party at Ball & Chain in Little Havana – the best neighborhood for live music and salsa dancing. The luncheons will feature exceptional keynote speakers, including Secretary General of the Organisation of American States Luis Almagro and University of Miami President Julio Frenk. The Fall Meeting is a ‘must-attend’ for lawyers with a practice or interest in international legal issues.

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