Dr. John A.C. Cartner, Evaluates USMMA Advisory Board Report and DOT Sec. Foxx’s Response
FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 68-Neil Swidey, author of Trapped Under the Sea
FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 62-Self Disclosure Issues Under the FCPA, a conversation with Bill Athanas and David Simon
Scenarios and Legal Maritime Analysis for C-Retriever Ship Officer Kidnappings
Captain Phillips' Crew Lawsuit Has No Merit
Ten Points to Rationalize and Restart the United States Maritime Industry
Maritime Reflections: Panama
Maritime Reflections: Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC)
What is the state of Anti-Piracy Efforts and Armed Guards on Vessels?
Evaluation of TWIC Hearing held by Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
Asteroid Mining in Space: Is it Legal?
Two registries of significant interest to shipowners are the registries of the Republics of the Marshall Islands and Liberia. Significantly, insofar as it does not conflict with the statutory laws, each country has adopted...more
On June 10, 2014, President Obama signed into law the Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2014 (“WRRDA”) (Public Law No: 113-121). The primary purpose of the bill is to provide funding for improvements to rivers...more
In this episode I visit with Bill Athanas and David Simon on what issues a company should consider when evaluating whether it should self-disclose to the DOJ/SEC about potential FCPA violations...more
Shipping has its fortunes anchored to the health of the global economy.
As long as supply exceeds demand, there will be companies at risk of failure. More than four years into the industry’s downturn, market equilibrium...more
A Billion Here or There -
Now that the President has another four years and the budget chasm is before the country. The so-called fiscal cliff comes. Of the many ways to save money, the Congress has chosen the meat...more
When seeking construction financing for a proposed newbuilding, shipowners should understand and be prepared to address the particular concerns that lenders have in assessing risk and documenting vessel construction...more
The OFAC SDN Sanctions Legal News discusses current OFAC SDN issues written by a OFAC SDN Removal Lawyer....more
After the euphoria of the evening wears off, the questions begin to swirl. How do we choose the right yard? Have we timed the market correctly? Where will we get the money?
We haven’t heard too much about our owner’s...more
Section 2(a)(iii) of the ISDA Master Agreement, Similar Clauses and Insolvency
There have been so many articles written and opinions expressed on the spate of cases on the effect of how netting provisions in...more
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
Most maritime shipping companies were operating profitably through the summer of 2008 until the "perfect storm" of the credit crisis and the worldwide recession struck, leading to the collapse of both the commodity and...more
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