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The elephant in the room in West Africa, so to speak, and the suppression of piracy is corruption....more
One of the recurring issues in handling maritime wrongful death and personal injury claims is determining what information is sufficient to start the vessel owner’s six-month deadline to file a complaint seeking...more
This write-up will not dwell on the political and military capability of the Philippines over a rising power such as China, but will provide a sketch of the relative legal merits of the Philippine claims over the Spratlys...more
Cognizant of the need to promote a peaceful, friendly and harmonious environment in the South China Sea between ASEAN and China for the enhancement of peace, stability, economic growth and prosperity in the region;
Maritime Conventions covering loss and damage to Cargo - a Survey...more
A detailed analysis of when each set of laws might apply to an injured workers involved in the Transocean’s Deepwater Horizon oil spill clean up....more
While the law of nations and the Law of the Sea are in accord regarding the unacceptability of allowing slave trafficking on the high seas, the questions remain: who is capable of enforcing the law of nations and the Law of...more
The subject of this paper is “Forum Shopping, Anti-Suit Injunctions and EU law: A Brief Overview (and update)”. It sets out substantially but not wholly an English perspective.
The paper is based upon a talk I...more
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