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Shipping & Transport

16 September 2020
Godofredo Mendes Vianna New bill to develop cabotage trade sent to Congress

Brazil - Kincaid | Mendes Vianna Advogados

More than 20 years since the enactment of Law 9,432/97 (the Navigation Act), a major reform of Brazil's cabotage laws is underway. The federal government, after public hearings and debate, recently concluded the draft of the BR do Mar Bill and sent it to Congress for urgent review. This article examines the bill's main aims and the measures that it proposes to introduce.

Authors: Godofredo Mendes Vianna, Fabrine Hartog Soares
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Stephan Erbe Time charters in inland river cruising and COVID-19: the situation under Swiss law

Switzerland - ThomannFischer

The river cruise industry is without doubt one of the sectors that has been hit hardest by COVID-19 measures. Charterers and tour operators have been confronted with the fact that cruises which they have sold to their customers and want to continue to sell cannot be carried out as intended and the question arises as to whether they will still have to pay the contractual charter rate despite the current situation. This article provides an overview of the legal situation under Swiss law.

Author: Stephan Erbe
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