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Alpha Bank Cyprus Ltd v Dau Si Senh and Others C-519/13
On 16 September 2015 the European Court of Justice (“ECJ”) rendered judgment on a request for a preliminary ruling concerning the interpretation of Article 8 of Regulation (EC) No 1393/2007 on the service in the Member States of judicial and extrajudicial documents in civil or commercial matters1 (“the Regulation”) (Alpha Bank Cyprus Ltd v Dau Si Senh and Others C-519/13)2.
Dispute in the main proceedings
Van Steenderen Mainport Lawyers officially signed a sponsorship agreement with HISWA Holland Yachting Group on 24 February 2016.
The Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (“MLC”) was adopted by the International Labour Organisation (“ILO”) on 23 February 2006.
The importance of internal communication within insurance companies
Publication Court of Appeal 19 May 2015, S&S 2016,11 (ECLI:NL:GHDHA:2015:1088)
On 11 September 2015 the Dutch Supreme Court rendered judgment (C&J Veldhuizen Holding B.V. v Beurskens Allround Cargo B.v., S&S 2016/1) on the interpretation of provisions relating to carriage by road performed by successive carriers, in particular Articles 34 and 39 of the Convention on the Contract for the International Carriage of Goods by Road, Geneva, 19 May 1956 (“CMR”).
On 23 November 2015 the Rotterdam District Court – Private Law Division announced it is ready to accept the usage of English as the working language in proceedings on the merits in the areas of maritime and transport law as well as the international sale of goods. Provided only professional parties are involved counsel to the plaintiff and defendant may agree to apply for conducting legal proceedings in the English language. The court will then follow the parties’ choice whereby certain rules of procedure have been developed to ensure smooth proceedings.
Avra Towage B.V. in Rotterdam (“Avra”) operated seven seagoing tugs (‘North’, ‘East’, ‘South’, ‘West’, ‘Compass’, ‘Northwind’ and ‘Southwind’) through seven single-ship-companies owning the respective vessel. Avra went bankrupt on 20 May 2014 and it then transpired Avra had failed to maintain adequate pension arrangements for the seafarer’s crewing the tugs. Eleven seafarer’s started a legal battle against Rabobank, the first mortgagee of the seven tugs involved, arguing that their claims may be recovered from the proceeds of sale of the vessels they served on.
Getting The Deal Through - Ports & Terminals 2016 is the first edition of this publication published by Law Business Research Ltd. in London. Our firm has contributed to the publication of Getting The Deal Through – Ports & Terminals 2016, which provides for an international comparison of legal concepts throughout 22 jurisdictions, and which provides answers to a large number of questions of relevance for an initial judgment in the environment of ports and terminals in those respective countries.
When it comes to the majority of commercial new building, including superyachts, construction invariably demands substantial funds and it will take the yard considerable time to deliver the vessel under the Building Agreement with the buyer. In Issue 19 of The Superyacht Owner, Arnold J. van Steenderen answers some of the most pressing questions surrounding the subject.