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Shipping & Transport

25 March 2020
Costas Stamatiou Maritime cyber-risk management in safety management systems

Cyprus - Elias Neocleous & Co LLC

The Shipping Deputy Ministry recently issued a circular on cyber risk which recognises the need to raise awareness of cyber-risk threats and vulnerabilities to support safe and secure shipping. 'Maritime cyber risk' refers to a measure of the extent to which a technology asset could be threatened by a potential circumstance or event, which may result in shipping-related operational, safety or security failures as a consequence of information or systems being corrupted, lost or compromised.

Authors: Costas Stamatiou, Vasileios Psyrras
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Barbara Wilbrink Burden of proof remains with shipowner in proving terminal operator liability

Netherlands - AKD

The loading and unloading of cargo from ships is a key element in the transport chain. However, ships are sometimes damaged during these operations. This raises the question of whether – and on what grounds – a terminal operator can be successfully held liable for such damage. A recent Rotterdam District Court decision upheld the standard of liability established in Dutch case law, confirming that the burden of proof lies with the shipowner when it comes to demonstrating terminal operator liability.

Author: Barbara Wilbrink
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Authors: Stefanie Landauer, Marco G Remiorz
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South Africa - Bowmans

Author: Jeremy Prain
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USA - Wilson Elser

Author: Michael Harowski
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United Kingdom - Wikborg Rein

Authors: Jonathan Goldfarb, Alexandra Eriksen
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Denmark - WSCO Advokatpartnerselskab

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