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Shipping & Transport

28 April 2021
Jesper Windahl EU Brussels I Regulation on lis pendens applies to proceedings brought under CMR

Denmark - WSCO Advokatpartnerselskab

The Maritime and Commercial Court recently held that Danish proceedings could not proceed as earlier Dutch proceedings concerned the same issue of liability, which meant that there was a risk of conflicting judgments if the cases were heard separately. The decision underlines the importance of being aware of the relevance of legal steps taken with respect to matters concerning the Convention on the Contract for the International Carriage of Goods by Road in other jurisdictions.

Author: Jesper Windahl
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Steffen Maelicke Ever Given grounding: who is liable for carrier and forwarder delays?

Germany - Arnecke Sibeth Dabelstein

The grounding of the Ever Given container vessel in the Suez Canal caused considerable congestion for many other vessels which were trapped on both sides of the canal. As such, cargo interests – such as shippers' and consignees' respective cargo insurers – as well as the sea carriers of the respective vessels and the initial (multimodal) carriers and forwarders are faced with damages arising from these delays. This article considers the issue of liability for delays under German law.

Authors: Steffen Maelicke, Marco G Remiorz
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Lara Saguna Axiaq Eligibility to register under Malta maritime flag

Malta - Fenech & Fenech Advocates

The Malta maritime flag is chosen by corporate entities and individual owners alike for both commercial and pleasure crafts of all types and sizes. Owners have various options when it comes to deciding the ownership structure for a vessel that is to be registered under the Malta flag. However, non-Maltese owners must appoint a resident agent that is habitually resident in Malta for the purposes of acting as a channel of communication between the Maltese authorities and the non-Maltese owner.

Author: Lara Saguna Axiaq
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Michael Harowski Marine casualty responses

USA - Wilson Elser

​Maritime law covers a broad range of matters – from marine insurance, ships and cargo to casualties at sea and environmental claims by federal and state governments and individuals. When an incident at sea or in port raises legal issues, a company must have in place a well-coordinated and tested casualty response and investigation plan adapted to its specific needs.

Authors: Michael Harowski, H Jake Rodriguez
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