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February 18 , 2009

Modern Maritime Law (Volume 1)

Jurisdiction and Risks


This unique title examines in depth issues of jurisdiction, maritime law and practice from a modern perspective and highlights the importance of risk management with a view to avoiding pitfalls in litigation or arbitration and minimising exposure to liabilities.

The third edition has been fully revised and restructured into two self-contained volumes, the first covering jurisdictional issues and risks and the second exploring the diverse aspects of maritime law, risks and liabilities. The book continues to provide succinct analysis of the key principles and precedents of maritime law, a detailed account of important decisions, and incorporates developments in regulation, Codes of good practice and international Conventions.

The first volume tackles a wealth of complex jurisdictional aspects, ranging from the enforcement of maritime claims to a detailed analysis of the conditions of arrest of ships, including reconsideration of wrongful arrest, beneficial ownership, forum non-convenience and limitations upon the jurisdiction of the English courts.

Key features of Volume One:

  • Expert analysis of the very latest case law, including noteworthy cases in international jurisdictions
  • Highlights important recent changes and developments in:
    • piercing the corporate veil – State immunity
    • conflict of laws and jurisdictions
    • stay of proceedings for breach of jurisdiction or arbitration agreements
    • issues arising from tiered dispute resolution clauses
    • anti-suit injunctions

  • Timely examination of the EU jurisdiction scheme and the Review of the Brussels I Regulation
  • New Chapter on Freezing Injunctions as compared with the US Rule B Attachment

This book serves as an invaluable reference for lawyers, academics, and a host of shipping and risk management professionals worldwide.

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