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THE MERCHANT CLAUSE-WHO IS “MERCHANT”?

Arnold Van Steenderen, Van Steenderen Mainport Lawyers, Rotterdam Under the terms of a Bill of Lading the shipper, the receiver, the consignee, the holder of the Bill of Lading, the owner of the cargo and, usually, anybody further defined as merchant in the Bill of...

FORCE MAJEURE – SERVICE PROVIDERS’ LIABILITY

Alexey Remeslo, Senior Lawyer, Interlegal, Law firm                                      General view on service providers’ liability in Ukraine Ukrainian Law does not contain specific provisions as for the service providers’ liability. Such is regulated by general...

Lien Rights under the CIFFA STCs

Gavin Magrath, Magrath’s International Legal Counsel, Toronto, Canada In Canada carriers of goods enjoy lien rights over cargoes under the common law, but these traditional rights, arising out of old English law, were developed long before the modern global logistics...

JULY 2014 LEGAL LOOKOUT ARTICLE

Steve Block, Foster Pepper PLLC, USA Holding Vessels Liable for their Owners’ Debt: a Couple Illustrative Cases The venerable maritime law concept that vessels are “folks” responsible and liable for their own debts is centuries old, at least in its earliest forms. It...

Costs in international arbitration

Paul Bugden, Bugden + Co., London Introduction Arbitration as an elective dispute resolution forum competes with civil jurisdictions and other forms of binding alternative dispute resolution such as expert determination. Arbitration venues also inevitably compete with...

Freight Forwarder Liable for Delay Due to Passivity

Aage Krogh, IUNO Denmark A freight forwarder had to pay full damages to a shipper because the carriage had been several months delayed and the freight forwarder had remained passive in relation to problems with his sub-contractor. According to the contract, six tanks...

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