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Shipping & Transport

05 May 2021
Mayra Reyes Supreme Court grants compensation for hydrocarbon spill

Chile - JJR Abogados

The Supreme Court recently granted compensation for moral damages (pain and suffering) to workshop service providers and fisherpeople in the context of a hydrocarbon spill. The spill occurred when a tank vessel discharged crude oil at Empresa Nacional del Petróleo's terminal in San Vicente Bay. The shipping industry should follow this development carefully as it implies more certainty on the indemnification parameters for future spill cases.

Author: Mayra Reyes
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Jesper Windahl Is an FOB seller which receives a bill of lading bound by its jurisdiction clause?

Denmark - WSCO Advokatpartnerselskab

The Maritime and Commercial Court recently considered whether a freight on board seller which had received a bill of lading as a receipt for delivery of cargo was bound by said bill of lading's jurisdiction clause. This decision addresses the question of whether a consignor which is not a party to a transport contract but merely delivers cargo to the ship that will perform the voyage may be legally obliged and bound by a jurisdiction clause in a bill of lading.

Author: Jesper Windahl
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David Goldhaber Post-accident practices

USA - Wilson Elser

In the aftermath of an incident, there are many factors to consider and actions which must be taken. This can include evidence collection and preservation, accident reconstruction, preparing for litigation and developing pre-accident emergency response protocols and document retention programmes. There must also be consideration for when it is the right time to engage outside counsel and experts and the creation and maintenance of privilege.

Author: David Goldhaber
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