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COVID-19 and Charterparty Disputes. Part II – Issues Under Time and Voyage Charters
In Part I of this post, RUMLA’s team discussed how COVID-19 may affect charterparty disputes – regardless of the type of charter. This is Part II, in which…
COVID-19 and Charterparty Disputes. Part I – Common Issues
The continuing COVID-19 pandemic has had its impact on all sectors of the maritime industry without exception – including the ship chartering market.
Anti-Suit Injunctions in Sanctions Disputes in Russia: Main Issues
New sanctions-related amendments to the Russian Commercial Procedure Code (CPC)[1] entered into force on 19 June 2020. The amendments are informally called the ‘Lugovoy’s Law’ after…
Arrests In Rem by Physical Bunker Suppliers: Position in the US and Russia
What are arrests of ships in rem? An arrest in rem can broadly be described as an arrest of a ship by a person who has a maritime…
Crew Changes and Repatriation of Seafarers in Russia during COVID-19: Main Issues
Why are crew changes so important? Working as a seafarer on a merchant vessel is perhaps one of the most stressful jobs there is. An average seafarer’s employment…
Nairobi International Convention on the Removal of Wrecks 2007
Russia is going to become a Member to Nairobi International Convention on the Removal of Wrecks 2007. In October, 2019 the Russian Government is going to introduce in Parliament…