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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

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

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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