During the formation of marine insurance contracts in China, a broker acting as an intermediary between assured and insurer plays an important role. This Article will focus mainly on legal issues about the legal statutes, duties, and rights of brokers. Due to the profound impacts brought by marine insurance law in the United Kingdom and […]
More than 10,000 people have died in West Africa following the current outbreak of Ebola, which began in March 2014. Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Nigeria are the worst-affected countries. Although until now no port on the West African coast was closed, local authorities have started to restrict entrance of vessels that previously called on […]
The aim of this Article is to present recent developments in European Union (EU) agency law concerning the applicability and mandatory scope of the Directive on the Coordination of the Laws of the Member States Relating to Self-Employed Commercial Agents (Directive). The Directive is of interest for several reasons. It represents one of the few […]
It is a very common practice in the international shipping market to negotiate and to conclude charterparties via brokers. Therefore, a commission clause is usually contained in the charterparty. In cases where a party delays or refuses to perform its contractual responsibility to remit the commission and where the charterparty does not contain a broker […]
This Article provides an overview of some of the most significant cases concerning charterparties and carriage of goods by sea decided in the United Kingdom during 2014. There is a concise discussion of selected cases with references in the footnotes to additional cases decided in 2014, which, due to spatial constraints, could not be given […]
This Article focuses on the significant decisions relating to commercial maritime law that have emanated from Australian courts over the past year. It aims to provide readers with an insight into Australian maritime law and its development over this period.
This is the fourteenth article in a series of annual reports on U.S. admiralty and maritime law and practice. In these articles we try to call attention to the principal national-level developments that bear on the work of admiralty judges, lawyers, and scholars, and we look more closely at the relevant work of the United […]
The Oil Pollution Act of 1990 (Act) was signed into law on August 18, 1990, and with it began a new paradigm in oil pollution prevention, response, and liability. This statute has been in force for nearly twenty-five years and endured regulatory implementation, statutory amendments, executive branch interpretation, and ultimately judicial branch interpretation. The Act […]
U.S. cabotage laws, popularly and generally referred to as the Jones Act, limit access to the U.S. domestic maritime trade to U.S.-flag vessels owned and operated by qualified U.S. citizens. One of the citizenship requirements is the maintenance of at least 75% U.S. citizen beneficial ownership of the ultimate parent and intervening subsidiaries of the […]
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