Shipping & Maritime Law 2012
Given the recent legal & regulatory developments in the shipping and maritime sector we decided to speak with six of the leading experts and find out more. Each expert represents a different region and provides both an insightful and interesting perspective.
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Yiangos A Kaponides PwC
Randee Day Day & Partners LLC
Shane Dwyer Shepstone & Wylie
Manish Singh Ideocean Group
Timothy Cocks Cocks Macnish
Shalagh Saleh Eversheds
1) Can you summarise the recent trends, interesting developments or legal changes in your jurisdiction? 2) Determining whether admiralty jurisdiction exists over a particular claim can prove extremely challenging, even for those well versed in admiralty law. What benefits does a firm receive in hiring a specialist in this area? 3) With international bodies such as International Maritime Organization (IMO) and United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) having bridged the gap between different jurisdictions, what are the main issues that still arise during cross-border transactions? 4) Debate on whether the EU Maritime Guidelines should be renewed when it expires next year has caused quite a stir with strong opinions both in favour and against. What are your opinions on the matter and how may this affect competition law? 5) How has the global recession impacted the shipping industry? 6) In an age where both governments and businesses are keeping a close eye on the environment how has this shaped the way in which cargo is distributed? 7) With the new maritime safety laws increasing the amount of compensation shipping companies must pay, how can a business ensure that incidents do not arise in the first place? 8) Can you summarise the main considerations for maritime security insurance? 9) In the event that a portion of the cargo becomes damaged what are the procedures and calculations for general average? 10) What key trends do you expect to see over the months ahead? And in an ideal world, what would you like to see implemented or changed?