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As many car manufacturers back their products by a three- to seven-year warranty, the superyacht industry’s standard 12-month warranty period hardly seems adequate. Arnold J. van Steenderen, of Van Steenderen Mainport Lawyers, looks at the issues surrounding after-sales guarantees and how they could evolve.
On 9 December 2014, the General Court handed down its judgment dismissing the appeal brought by the Netherlands Maritime Technology Association (NMTA) against a Commission decision finding an amended Spanish tax leasing scheme to be compatible with the EU state aid rules. The General Court has concluded that NMTA failed to demonstrate that serious difficulties were encountered by the Commission in its preliminary examination of the notified measure such as to require the Commission to initiate the full investigation procedure under Article 108(2) of the TFEU.
Recently, Dutch vessels and vessels arriving at Dutch ports have experienced heightened enforcement of environmental regulations. This has led to high fines in the past, for example when vessels are debunkering in Dutch ports. The case discussed in this article is another example of the stringent position the Dutch authorities usually take when it comes to enforcing (maritime) environmental regulations.
It is common understanding that the insured has to comply with the obligations as laid down in the policy conditions. The policy conditions also set out the consequences when these obligations are not complied with.
It is not always clear what is expected from an insured. For example in case the wording of the conditions is not clear or could be interpreted in more then one way.
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.
On 17 April 2014 the European Parliament amended and endorsed a Directive for Maritime Spatial Planning (“MSP”), aimed at achieving a more coordinated maritime planning process within the European Union. On 23 July 2014 the amended Directive was adopted by the Council.
Van Steenderen MainportLawyers has contributed the Dutch chapter for the 2014 edition of The International Comparative Legal Guide to Shipping Law.
Getting the Deal Through - Shipbuilding 2014 is the 3rd 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.
The Cape Town Convention on International Interests in Mobile Equipment (“Cape Town Convention”)was opened to signature in Cape Town on 16 November 2001. This Convention provides a generic legal framework for registration of ownership and security interests as well as the legal remedies for default situations. The Cape Town Convention harmonizes these interests by a general treaty and mobile equipment specific Protocols. The Protocol on Aircraft Equipment came into effect in 2006 and it has now been ratified by 45 states.