Press & Publications
Getting the Deal Through - Shipbuilding 2014 is the 3rd edition of the well-received publication which was launched in Summer 2012 in Dublin. This publication provides an overview of the law in twenty international jurisdictions. It is published by Law Business Research Ltd. and it is an indispensable guide for all those in-house lawyers and other key decision makers that are dealing with construction and conversion contracts around the world.
The Cape Town Convention on International Interests in Mobile Equipment (“Cape Town Convention”)was opened to signature in Cape Town on 16 November 2001. This Convention provides a generic legal framework for registration of ownership and security interests as well as the legal remedies for default situations. The Cape Town Convention harmonizes these interests by a general treaty and mobile equipment specific Protocols. The Protocol on Aircraft Equipment came into effect in 2006 and it has now been ratified by 45 states.
European Court of Justice 12 December 2013 in joint cases C-241/12 and C-242/12
Debunkering of off spec Ultra Light Sulphur Diesel (“diesel”). Must a consignment of diesel which is off spec be categorized as waste within the meaning of Regulations Nos 259/93 and 1013/2006?
Questions referred for a preliminary ruling
The publisher with ties to the American Bar Association and the International Bar Association, LB Research in England, publishes a series of 53 annual reports, which provide international analysis in key areas of law and policy for corporate counsel, cross-border legal practitioners and business people. Getting the Deal Through is a database of law and regulation in 53 practice areas and more than 150 jurisdictions containing concise explanations to the most important legal and regulatory matters that arise in business deals and disputes worldwide.
For the last few years, LNG has been causing quite a stir in the Rotterdam port. In September 2011, when the first Dutch LNG import terminal ‘Gate Terminal’ opened, in November 2011, when the Dutch “Argonon” became the first LNG-powered barge in operation in Europe, and with the new build of the LNG Breakbulk Terminal starting within the next six months, enabling the transshipment of LNG to trucks and inland vessels.
Getting the Deal Through - Shipbuilding 2013 is the 2nd edition of the well-received publication which was launched in Summer 2012 in Dublin. This publication provides an overview of the law in twenty international jurisdictions. It is published by Law Business Research Ltd. and it is an indispensable guide for all those in-house lawyers and other key decision makers that are dealing with construction and conversion contracts around the world.
The Dutch administration has made a promise to the Dutch parliament to try and convince other important shipping jurisdictions to ratify the ‘Rotterdam Rules’ treaty. The Dutch administration is still convinced of the positive effects the treaty would have on the shipping sector, but will not initiate a ratification process unless other important jurisdictions, such as the United States, China and Germany, will do the same. The treaty will enter into force after 20 state have ratified it.
On 29 October 2012 the Council of the European Union adopted a Directive (Directive 2012/33/EU) amending Directive 1999/32/EC as regards the sulphur content of marine fuels. Emissions from shipping due to the combustion of marine fuels with a high sulphur content contribute to air pollution in the form of sulphur dioxide and particulate matter, which harm human health and contribute to acidification.