On March 17, 2017 Chambers Global released their rankings for 2017. In the global-wide category of “Shipping – Litigation” Freehill partner Pete Gutowski was ranked as one of 24 leading shipping attorneys worldwide.
On March 15, 2017 Freehill partner Dan Fitzgerald gave a presentation entitled “Limitation of Liability for Tugboat Operators” at the 17th Annual Towing Industry Forum of the Maritime College of the State University of New York.
On March 15th and 16th, President Trump’s March 6th Executive Order prohibiting for 90 days the issuance of visas to the nationals of six designated countries was suspended by two separate Federal courts. For a Client Alert addressing the impact of the courts’ decisions, please click here.
On January 29, 2017 FHM partner Dan Fitzgerald gave a presentation at the annual Passenger Vessel Association convention in Seattle, Washington. Dan spoke on Crew Claims and U.S. Coast Guard Investigations.
On February 9, 2017 Freehill partner Tom Canevari was named as the exclusive winner of the 2017 Client Choice Award for New York in the field of Shipping and Transport Law. Attorneys can only be nominated for the Client Choice Awards by in-house corporate counsel, and winners are selected... Read More
As reported in our Client Alert of January 30th, on January 27, 2017 President Trump issued an Executive Order (“E.O.”) entitled “Protecting the Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into the United States.” This E.O. banned for 90 days any immigrant or non-immigrant entry into the U.S. of foreign citizens from... Read More
On January 27, 2017 President Trump issued an Executive Order (“E.O.”) entitled “Protecting the Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into the United States.” This E.O. will impact vessels calling in the U.S. with crewmembers on board who are citizens of Syria, Yemen, Sudan, Somalia, Iraq, Iran and Libya. Provisions of... Read More
FREEHILL PREVAILS IN ANOTHER OW BUNKER CASE Following earlier Freehill wins in several OW Bunker cases, on December 1 2016 Freehill partners Jim Ross and Gina Venezia, and associate Mike Dehart, working with local counsel Royston Razor Vickery & Williams LLP, achieved another victory in the U.S.... Read More
On October 21, 2016, Judge Kathleen Forrest of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York issued an Opinion and Order in five OW Bunker cases, denying summary judgment to ING Bank N.V. and dismissing its maritime lien claims asserted against the vessels named in those cases. ... Read More