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 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.

The second volume tackles the substantive maritime law with a particular emphasis on risk and liabilities, and analyses issues of contract, tort and criminal law, causation and remoteness of damages.

Key features of Volume One include:

  • 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
    • Key features of Volume Two include:

      • An analysis of the regulatory regime, new EU and IMO safety at sea legislation, reforming practices for flag states and recognised organisations, vetting, codes of good practice, and International Conventions.
      • An explanation of the Rules of attribution of liability, the impact of the ISM Code upon liabilities, including criminal, corporate manslaughter, and the new Directive for ship-source pollution.
      • Important developments in areas including:
          • Ship-managing risks, best endeavours and fiduciary duties
          • Mortgagees risks and economic torts
          • New BIMCO standard terms of contracts
          • Ship-sale risks - including sale "as is" and "as she was"
          • Shipbuilding risks - guarantees and performance bonds
          • New trends on wrongful acts of employees, collisions and measure of damages, salvage issues, environmental salvage, and towage contracts
          • Piracy risks cases and general average
          • New perspectives on risks and liabilities of port authorities
          • Pollution liabilities, including trends of prosecution of class societies and charterers and new limits of liability under International Conventions
          • This book serves as an invaluable reference for lawyers, academics, and a host of shipping and risk management professionals worldwide

            Both volumes are also available to purchase individually:

            Volume 1 at http: //

            and Volume 2 at http: //

  • ISBN13: 9780415843201
  • Publisher: Informa Law from Routledge
  • Pubilcation Year: 2014
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Pages: 01448
SeriesMaritime and Transport Law Library
Publication DateFebruary 25, 2014

Modern Maritime Law (Volumes 1 and 2)

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