The aim of this guide is to provide its readers with a pragmatic overview of the law and practice of shipping law across a variety of jurisdictions.

Each chapter of this guide provides information about the current issues affecting shipping in a particular country and addresses topics such as state control, conventions, arrest/detention, bills of lading and limitation of liability, as well as insight and opinion on the most common issues in their respective country.

The Q&A template for each chapter has been provided by Edward Gray of MFB Solicitors.

1st Edition | Published: November 2019

Hot Topic: Places of refuge

Introduction In recent years requests from ships in distress seeking refuge in coastal waters and ports have given rise to difficult legal questions and also often become politically sensitive. Traditionally, when the only issue was human lives in danger, it was not questioned that a ship in distress was entitled to refuge by coastal States. …

Hot Topic: BREXIT – Expected impact on the shipping industry from a Cyprus perspective

The UK has long been one of the leading shipping hubs, this role having been enhanced by its European Union membership and involvement with and contribution to the operations of EU institutions, as well as being the largest and most influential common law country to have joined the EU. This role changed, however, once the …


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