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Shipping & Transport

06 June 2018
Costas Stamatiou Supreme Court confirms jurisdiction to determine claims arising in exclusive economic zone

Cyprus - Elias Neocleous & Co LLC

In a recent case filed in its admiralty jurisdiction, the Supreme Court of Cyprus had to consider whether accidents which take place in the Cyprus exclusive economic zone (EEZ) give jurisdiction to the Cyprus courts. The court decided that it has jurisdiction to hear disputes regarding accidents which occur within its territory, including the Cyprus EEZ, provided that the accident concerns the prospection or exploitation of Cyprus's natural resources.

Authors: Costas Stamatiou, Yiota Georgiou
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Todd G Crawford Recovering punitive damages from non-employer third parties

USA - Fowler Rodriguez

Can seafarers recover punitive damages from non-employer third parties under the general maritime law? Short answer: it depends on where you are. A recent Circuit Court of the City of Chesapeake, Virginia case is the latest example of inconsistent rulings on the availability of punitive damages under the general maritime law.

Author: Todd G Crawford
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Italy - Dardani Studio Legale

Authors: Marco Manzone, Federico Modugno
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Nigeria - Akabogu & Associates

Author: Emeka Akabogu
Yiota Georgiou International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships' Ballast Water and Sediments ratified

Cyprus - Elias Neocleous & Co LLC

Author: Yiota Georgiou
Stefanie Roose Dutch court rules that tank storage provider cannot invoke exoneration clause contained in VOTOB conditions

Netherlands - AKD NV

Authors: Stefanie Roose, Barbara Wilbrink
Matti Komonen Parliament approves second stage of Transport Code

Finland - HPP Attorneys Ltd

Author: Matti Komonen
Todd G Crawford Vessel owner's bid for 'stigma' damages denied

USA - Fowler Rodriguez

Author: Todd G Crawford
Ricardo Rozas Navigating choppy waters – new wreck removal provisions introduced

Chile - JJR Abogados

Author: Ricardo Rozas