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FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 68-Neil Swidey, author of Trapped Under the Sea [Video]

In this episode of the FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report, I visit with Neil Swidey, author of Trapped Under the Sea. Neil connects Safety, Management and compliance in talking about his compelling new book. ...more

Data Not Used by Port Agent in Performance of His Official Duty is Not a Public Record

A shipping association submitted a public records request for a pilot log from the port agent of the Board of Pilot Commissioners for the Bays of San Francisco, San Pablo, and Suisun (“Board”). The port agent, who is a...more

New York Appeals Court Issues Important Rule B And Maritime Corporate Veil-Piercing Decision; Lenient U.S. Maritime Law...

For the past sixty years, and until January 11, 2013, U.S. federal courts routinely have applied the comparatively expansive (and potentially creditor-friendly) "maritime law of veil piercing" when examining veil-piercing...more

Fourth Circuit Refuses to Pierce the Corporate Veil in Oil Spill Case

The US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has refused to enforce a judgment against an entity with ties to the judgment debtor, finding that the judgment creditor had not adequately pled an alter ego claim....more

Coast Guard Issues New Citizenship "Mechanisms of Compliance"

This morning, the Coast Guard issued a Notice in the Federal Register entitled “Mechanisms of Compliance With United States Citizenship Requirements for the Ownership of Vessels Eligible to Engage in Restricted Trades by...more

Take stock of the law

Trade & Export Middle East, January 2012 Traders who are registered to do business in the UAE, or transact with companies or people based in the UAE, should be aware of the laws that effect their establishment and how to...more

Coast Guard to Issue Citizenship Notice on Nov. 3

Following up on our alert of July 13, 2011, entitled “Coast Guard to Issue Notice Regarding Coastwise Citizenship for Public Companies,” the Coast Guard will publish a Notice in the November 3, 2011, Federal Register seeking...more

China Market Access Improves for Foreign Shipowners

The Circular Strengthening the Administration of the Wholly Foreign-owned Shipping Companies Examination and Approval was issued by The Ministry of Transport(“MOT”) On August 22, 2011. The Circular relaxes the...more

Coast Guard To Issue Notice Regarding Coastwise Citizenship for Public Companies

The Coast Guard intends to issue a Notice in the Federal Register asking for ideas on how public companies comply with the citizenship requirements to own and operate vessels in the U.S. coastwise trade. The Notice is being...more

When the Tempest Subsides: Investment in the U.S. Maritime Sector by Marilyn Muench

The economic crisis is far from over. But heartening signs have recently begun to appear, including indications of positive growth in some European nations, a healthier stock market in the United States, and heightened...more

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