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Shipping & Transport

12 May 2021
Marco Manzone Limitation of shipowners' liability

Italy - Dardani Studio Legale

The concept of limitation of a shipowner's liability is well known in maritime law and is generally the same across many maritime jurisdictions. However, the government's failure to ratify the Convention on Limitation of Liability for Maritime Claims 1976 and its Protocol of 1996, coupled with an unclear amendment to the regime set out by the Code of Navigation, suggests that Italy may have forgotten the importance of the limitation regime.

Author: Marco Manzone
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Peter Grima Brexit's impact on Malta as a choice of maritime flag

Malta - Fenech & Fenech Advocates

Brexit has given rise to a new opportunity for the Malta Ship Registry to consolidate its prominent global maritime flag position and may have a lasting positive impact in this respect. However, the uncertainties caused by Brexit are not the only reason why Malta is a popular flag choice; this article outlines some of the additional benefits.

Author: Peter Grima
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Nicholas R Castricone Mobile ridesharing industry: risk management

USA - Wilson Elser

As e-scooters and e-bikes become more prolific in cities throughout the United States, associated litigation also becomes increasingly important. In an industry which is experiencing unprecedented growth yet seems to have a secured future, there are many factors to consider – from legislation and litigation to insurance and environmental impact.

Authors: Nicholas R Castricone, Michael P Manfredi
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