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Goods In Transit, 4th Ed. now available!

The updated 4th Edition of "Goods in Transit", authored by our own Paul Bugden (London) and Dr. Simone Lamont-Black (Edinburgh), is now available for purchase from Sweet & Maxwell.  ISBN:  9780414062108 Published by:  Sweet & Maxwell Authors:Paul Bugden; Dr...

Action Workforce v DHL – enforcing indemnity

I have settled the claim – Can I enforce an indemnity to recover the settlement? Maurice Lynch, Senior Associate, Mills Oakley Many persons and entities consider that a contractual indemnity gives them carte blanche to settle claims made against them by third parties...

Interlegal opens new office in Constanta

Interlegal presents the new partner – Virgil Nita, the Romanian practice manager. Law firm expansion in Black Sea Region resulted in opening a new office in Constanta. Interlegal new office will facilitate more effective legal support for the Romanian clients in...

Capped Costs in the London Circuit Commercial Court

John Habergham, Myton Law, Hull U.K. The London Circuit Commercial Court has introduced a voluntary pilot scheme for capped costs litigation. The court is the successor to the London Mercantile Court and is there to provide an alternative to the Commercial Court for...

Political Row over Airport Slots

Russian air carrier AirBridge Cargo loses Schiphol slots Arnold Van Steenderen, Van Steenderen Mainport Lawyers, Rotterdam The allocation of slots at Schiphol Airport (number 11 in the World’s Top 100 Airports 2017) for the current winter season has not gone by...

Container Carriage Risks in Maritime Trade

Artem Skorobogatov, Partner, and Karyna Gorovaya, Senior Lawyer, Interlegal (Ukraine) Today international maritime trade is one of the most popular business areas in Ukraine. International contracts are concluded every day, so the issues of their performance, in...

Blockade of a vessel – damage to property?

Dr. Marco Remiorz, Dabelstein & Passehl, Germany Facts A tanker barge anchored on the Rhine River within an area were anchoring was prohibited. During a manoeuver the vessel ran aground and was secured with an anchor; the anchor chain blocked the entrance to a...

Situation awareness about the Qatar Ban

Jean-Michel Moriniere, UAE jm@moriniere.org On 5 June 2017, three of the six members of the Gulf Cooperation Council (“GCC”), the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (“KSA”), the Federation of the United Arab Emirates (“UAE”) and the Kingdom of Bahrain (“Bahrain”) have decided to...

Forwarder not Liable for a Week’s Delay

Gill Nadel + Ohad Krief, Goldfarb Seligman, Israel Background: Importers utilize the services of various logistics entities in the cargo transportation process, including international forwarders, shipping companies, air carriers, custom brokers, logistic warehouses...

“Himalaya clauses” in Israeli Courts

Roy Gilad, Grossman, Cordova, Gilad & Co, Israel In August 2016, a decision was rendered by the Haifa District court, as Admiralty Tribunal, according to which a foreign jurisdiction clause in a bill of lading applied to a third party that was not a party to the...

Fisherman Cut a Sea Cable with a Hacksaw

Aage Krogh, IUNO Denmark The Norwegian Court of Appeal ruled that a ship owner was liable for damages to a sea cable due to gross negligence. However, the court eased the amount of damages from € 140,457 to € 54,022 due to the ship owner’s poor financial situation....

No indication of reckless behaviour by carrier

Olaf Hartenstein and Michael Semder, Dabelstein & Passehl, Germany On March 20 2012 the Cologne Higher Regional Court applied a series of practically relevant rules of (land) transport law. Facts Palettes of canned and jarred food were shipped from Germany to...

MARCH 2016 LEGAL LOOKOUT ARTICLE

Steve Block, Foster Pepper PLLC, USA DC Court of Appeals doesn’t like FMC’s rationale for allowing disparate rates. Marine terminal operators (MTOs) are subject to U.S. Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) regulation in ways similar to ocean carriers and ocean...

Once again on freight forwarding in Ukraine

Alexey Remeslo, Senior Lawyer, Interlegal, Law firm                                      Freight forwarding is commonly defined as a business activity on rendering freight forwarding services in respect of supply and carriage of export, import, transit and other...

Canada Amends Iran Sanctions

Gavin Magrath, Magrath’s International Legal Counsel, Toronto, Canada On 5 February 2016 the Honourable Stéphane Dion, Minister of Foreign Affairs, and the Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Minister of International Trade, announced changes to the Special Economic...

CMR and Successive Carriage of Goods

Arnold Van Steenderen, Van Steenderen Mainport Lawyers, Rotterdam  Introduction On 11 September 2015 the Dutch Supreme Court rendered judgment (C&J Veldhuizen Holding B.V. v Beurskens Allround Cargo B.v., S&S 2016/1) on the interpretation of provisions...

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