Press & Publications

11 June 2013

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. 

23 May 2013

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. 

16 May 2013

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.

02 January 2013

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.

08 November 2012

The members of our Yacht Team (Arnold van Steenderen and Charlotte van Steenderen) advise and represent clients in the purchase, sale and construction of Superyachts. The firm has made the choice to only represent owners, lenders, insurers and subcontractors, but not the shipyards to avoid potential conflicts of interest. Hence, the title of the special feature in SuperYacht Industry "For Owners' Eyes Only - Tailoring a New Build Deal".

16 October 2012

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.

27 August 2012

The Dutch Supreme Court has just handed down a judgment dealing with the limitation of carriers' liability under art. 23 CMR and a breakthrough of limitation as per art. 29 CMR (and the equivalent under Dutch law art. 8:1108 Dutch Civil Code).

13 August 2012

It regularly occurs that a road carrier is unable to deliver the goods. This may be due to an actual impossibility to unload the goods or due to a rejection of the goods by the addressee.

14 February 2012

There is no universal bankruptcy legislation applicable to assets of the bankrupt company located in other jurisdictions.