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Nordic maritime arbitration faces fierce competition

Several maritime arbitration institutes around the world are currently looking to take over cases from the world's top market in London. A Nordic arbitration unit would thus face fierce competition from places such as Singapore, were cases are accruing rapidly.

Nordic maritime arbitration expected to be ready next year

The framework for a Nordic maritime arbitration is now ready, and the project is entering its final stage, says Henrik Thal Jantzen, Chairman of the Danish Maritime Law Association. "We'll have it implemented before the end of the year."

Law firm: Rotterdam could ensure ship arrests across the EU

Suppliers to the international shipping industry, including bunker suppliers, should include Rotterdam courts as jurisdictions in their contracts, recommends law firm AKD. The Netherlands is an arrest paradise, notes the firm. And the new EU rules pave the way for arrests in other EU nations.

Maritime lawyers: Vestager brings a whole new style

The recent signals from the EU Commissioner for Competition, Margrethe Vestager, have caused a stir in shipping, and several maritime lawyers explain that she represents a break from past days' unwillingness to compromise, bringing instead a new understanding of the shipping sector.

Law firm sees potential in oil bankruptcies

The future will bring a growing number of bankruptcies in the oil industry, US-based law firm Willkie Farr & Gallagher tells ShippingWatch. The company, whose work includes the restructuring of carrier Eitzen Chemical, expects to land some of the jobs related to the struggling oil companies.

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