ARE THE
MARITIME LAWS
OUTDATED?
31 October 2013
Presentation by Gerald Yee, Partner, Head,
Shipping and Admiralty Practice...
SOMETHING OLD

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WE HAVE WHAT IT TAKES

Colin Ng & Partners LLP
Safety and Environment
A comparison of containerised liners and
dry bulk carriers
Reforms

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Regulations affecting
Commercial Operations and
Practices
A comparison of containerised liners and
dry bulk carriers
Ref...
SOMETHING NEW

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WE HAVE WHAT IT TAKES

Colin Ng & Partners LLP
Restructuring of China’s
Maritime Law
Establishment of a Central Leading Small
Group on the Protection of Maritime
Intere...
Recent reform of German Law
Ship arrest
Owner’s liability for damages
Liability exclusions and the parties'
freedom of ...
Recent reform of German Law
(continued)
Shipper's liability for damages arising out
of false information on dangerous goo...
New agreements on
International Maritime
regulations
International Convention on Civil Liability
for Bunker Oil Pollution...
SOMETHING BORROWED

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WE HAVE WHAT IT TAKES

Colin Ng & Partners LL...
The Rotterdam Rules and its
impact?
Signed by 25 countries including the
United States
Ratified by 2 countries: Togo and...
SOMETHING BLUE

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WE HAVE WHAT IT TAKES

Colin Ng & Partners LLP
Projections for the Future –
Adoption of Proposed
Reforms
Restructuring of China’s maritime law
German maritime law

WE ...
THANK YOU

WE HAVE WHAT IT TAKES

Colin Ng & Partners LLP
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PowerLogistics Asia 2013- '' Are the maritime laws outdated?" Gerald Yee, Colin Ng& Partners

  1. 1. ARE THE MARITIME LAWS OUTDATED? 31 October 2013 Presentation by Gerald Yee, Partner, Head, Shipping and Admiralty Practice Group, Dispute Resolution Practice Group, Colin Ng & Partners LLP Tel: +65 6349 8733 Fax: +65 6438 3016 Email: gyee@cnplaw.com WE HAVE WHAT IT TAKES Colin Ng & Partners LLP
  2. 2. SOMETHING OLD Image courtesy of worradmu at FreeDigitalPhotos.net WE HAVE WHAT IT TAKES Colin Ng & Partners LLP
  3. 3. Safety and Environment A comparison of containerised liners and dry bulk carriers Reforms Image courtesy of ddpavumba at FreeDigitalPhotos.net WE HAVE WHAT IT TAKES Colin Ng & Partners LLP
  4. 4. Regulations affecting Commercial Operations and Practices A comparison of containerised liners and dry bulk carriers Reforms Bilater al cargo access regulations Cabotage (liner shipping) Others WE HAVE WHAT IT TAKES Colin Ng & Partners LLP
  5. 5. SOMETHING NEW Image courtesy of Victor Habbick at FreeDigitalPhotos.net WE HAVE WHAT IT TAKES Colin Ng & Partners LLP
  6. 6. Restructuring of China’s Maritime Law Establishment of a Central Leading Small Group on the Protection of Maritime Interests in 2012 Restructuring the State Oceanic Administration (SOA) and merge four major maritime law enforcement forces into one unified new China Coast Guard Establishing a National Oceanic Commission (NOC) WE HAVE WHAT IT TAKES Colin Ng & Partners LLP
  7. 7. Recent reform of German Law Ship arrest Owner’s liability for damages Liability exclusions and the parties' freedom of contract Provisions on time and bareboat charterparties The “performing carrier” WE HAVE WHAT IT TAKES Colin Ng & Partners LLP
  8. 8. Recent reform of German Law (continued) Shipper's liability for damages arising out of false information on dangerous goods or bad packaging Limitation period for indemnity claims Electronic bills of lading WE HAVE WHAT IT TAKES Colin Ng & Partners LLP
  9. 9. New agreements on International Maritime regulations International Convention on Civil Liability for Bunker Oil Pollution Damage (BUNKER) International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW) International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships' Ballast Water and Sediments (BWM) WE HAVE WHAT IT TAKES Colin Ng & Partners LLP
  10. 10. SOMETHING BORROWED Image courtesy of Michal Marcol at FreeDigitalPhotos.net WE HAVE WHAT IT TAKES Colin Ng & Partners LLP
  11. 11. The Rotterdam Rules and its impact? Signed by 25 countries including the United States Ratified by 2 countries: Togo and Spain WE HAVE WHAT IT TAKES Colin Ng & Partners LLP
  12. 12. SOMETHING BLUE Image courtesy of amfroey at FreeDigitalPhotos.net WE HAVE WHAT IT TAKES Colin Ng & Partners LLP
  13. 13. Projections for the Future – Adoption of Proposed Reforms Restructuring of China’s maritime law German maritime law WE HAVE WHAT IT TAKES Colin Ng & Partners LLP
  14. 14. THANK YOU WE HAVE WHAT IT TAKES Colin Ng & Partners LLP

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