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.
Focusing on the escalating U.S. sanctions against Iran, Freehill partner Gina Venezia authored an article for the August 2012 Standard Bulletin, a publication of the Standard P&O Club, summarizing an Executive Order dated July 31, 2012 authorizing “Additional Sanctions With Respect to Iran.” To access the article, click here.
FHM partner Larry Kahn published an article in the August 2012 Maritime and Transport Law News, a newsletter of the International Bar Association, on the increasing governmental enforcement of regulations relating to the removal of PCBs from vessels at the time of sale or scrapping.
On July 31, 2012 the President issued an Executive Order authorizing “Additional Sanctions With Respect to Iran” and on August 1 the Congress passed the “Iran Threat Reduction And Syria Human Rights Act of 2012,” which awaits the President’s signature. These sanctions have the potential to significantly impact the financial, shipping and marine insurance sectors.... Read More
USCG/EPA to commence enforcement of MARPOL Annex VI fuel oil standards for vessels operating in the North American Emission Control Area (“ECA”) as of August 1, 2012. The enforcement of these regulations will present unprecedented challenges to Owners and Operators of vessels travelling to and from the U.S. Our client alert on this new enforcement... Read More