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Shipping & Transport

18 September 2019
Godofredo Mendes Vianna Brazil expands its maritime border

Brazil - Kincaid | Mendes Vianna Advogados

In March 2019 the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea's Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf partially approved Brazil's April 2015 southern margin request, which will allow Brazil to add 170,000km2 to its continental shelf in addition to its exclusive economic zone. As a result, Brazil will be able to exercise its sovereign rights for the exploitation of mineral resources and other non-living seabed resources in its expanded maritime territory.

Author: Godofredo Mendes Vianna
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Matthieu de Varax Finance leasing: from resolution to lapse

France - Odi-se Avocats

A Court of Cassation decision relating to a finance lease agreement for a truck has brought longstanding jurisprudence in line with recent legislation. As such, finance lessors must ensure that indemnity provisions are ring-fenced and protected from the voiding of the finance lease agreement if the underlying sales contract disappears.

Author: Matthieu de Varax
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Marco G Remiorz Additional place of jurisdiction clause in ADSp 2017

Germany - Arnecke Sibeth Dabelstein

The Freight Forwarders' Standard Terms and Conditions (ADSp) are general terms of service recommended by several trade associations. In a recent non-published decision, the Dresden Higher Regional Court addressed whether, in addition to the place of jurisdiction specifications in Section 30.3 of the ADSp 2017, the place of jurisdiction rules set out in Section 30(1) of the Code of Civil Procedure also apply in legal disputes against freight forwarders.

Authors: Marco G Remiorz, Felix Goebel
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