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Shipping & Transport

February 28 2018
Ricardo Rozas Recognition of salvors' rights to limit liability

Chile - JJR Abogados

A limitation fund was recently constituted in the context of a salvage and towage operation. The plaintiffs opposed the fund's constitution, arguing that, under Chilean law, salvors are not entitled to limit their liability. The Valparaiso Second Civil Court rejected the opposition and upheld the limitation fund. The decision is one of the most relevant substantive decisions in this regard and should provide future certainty in the safeguarding salvors' rights to limit their liability.

Author: Ricardo Rozas
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