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Italy

Contributed by Dardani Studio Legale
Limitation of shipowners' liability
  • Italy
  • 12 May 2021

The concept of limitation of a shipowner's liability is well known in maritime law and is generally the same across many maritime jurisdictions. However, the government's failure to ratify the Convention on Limitation of Liability for Maritime Claims 1976 and its Protocol of 1996, coupled with an unclear amendment to the regime set out by the Code of Navigation, suggests that Italy may have forgotten the importance of the limitation regime.


Malta

Contributed by Fenech & Fenech Advocates
Brexit's impact on Malta as a choice of maritime flag
  • Malta
  • 12 May 2021

Brexit has given rise to a new opportunity for the Malta Ship Registry to consolidate its prominent global maritime flag position and may have a lasting positive impact in this respect. However, the uncertainties caused by Brexit are not the only reason why Malta is a popular flag choice; this article outlines some of the additional benefits.


USA

Contributed by Wilson Elser
Mobile ridesharing industry: risk management
  • USA
  • 12 May 2021

As e-scooters and e-bikes become more prolific in cities throughout the United States, associated litigation also becomes increasingly important. In an industry which is experiencing unprecedented growth yet seems to have a secured future, there are many factors to consider – from legislation and litigation to insurance and environmental impact.


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