Subtitle D of the National Defense Authorization Act of 2013 (“NDAA 2013”), titled as the Iran Freedom and Counter-Proliferation Act (“IFCA”), contains additional U.S. sanctions against Iran which go into effect on July 1. To review a FHM Client Alert which highlights key provisions of those sanctions, click here.
The EPA has announced that it is initiating overflights to monitor stack emissions from commercial vessels in the upper Chesapeake Bay. This test program is expected to be expanded to other areas of the North American ECA in what is a clear indication of enhanced enforcement efforts of MARPOL Annex VI requirements by the EPA... Read More
At the Spring meeting of the U.S. Maritime Law Association on May 3, 2013, FHM partner Dan Fitzgerald gave a CLE presentation on Emerging Ethics Issues and Cases Updates, focusing on how social media affects juror research. A copy of the paper can be accessed by clicking here. At the same meeting, Freehill partner... Read More
On April 29, 2013 Tom Russo was a participant in the Gard (North America) Inc. Pollution Roundtable held in New York City. In addition to serving as a roundtable participant, Tom presented on the topic of Current Criminal Law Issues.
FHM partner John Karpousis spoke on April 4, 2013 in New Orleans at the Annual Longshore Conference sponsored by Loyola University New Orleans College of Law. John’s address, “Just What Exactly is a Vessel Anyway?”, examined the U.S. Supreme Court’s analysis, in the context of maritime litigation, of what constitutes “a vessel”, including a review... Read More
Since 2010 the U.S., along with the EU, has significantly increased its sanctions on trade with Iran, through several pieces of legislation and a series of Executive Orders. These increased sanctions have had a far reaching impact. Because the U.S. sanctions are made up of multiple regulations, acts and orders, it can be difficult to... Read More
On February 17, 2013 Freehill partner Tom Russo addressed the Passenger Vessel Association Convention in Jacksonville, Florida on the topic: Criminal Liability for Passenger Vessel Operators.
On January 2, 2013 the National Defense Authorization Act for 2013 (“NDAA 2013”) was signed into law. This Act has added sanctions against Iran which go into effect on July 1, 2013 and which could have a significant impact on the maritime and marine insurance sectors. For a Client Alert detailing the provisions of NDAA... Read More
Founded in 1952, Freehill, Hogan & Mahar marked its 60th anniversary in 2012, making it one of the longest established maritime firms in New York. Over the years FHM has earned the trust of its clients and the respect of its peers. To see the firm’s 60th Anniversary announcement, click here.
FHM partner Pat Bonner, the immediate past President of the U.S. Maritime Law Association, spoke on September 18, 2012 at the Admiralty Committee meeting of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, addressing Recent Developments in Admiralty Law.