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
In July 2012 Freehill partner Eric Lenck taught at the World Maritime University in Malmo, Sweden, as co-lecturer of a course entitled “Maritime and Commercial Law.” Eric’s return to Sweden to teach maritime law is particularly fitting, as his father was a Swedish sea captain who settled in the U.S. The World Maritime University was... Read More
On May 1, 2012 President Obama issued a new Executive Order targeting foreign entities that violate U.S. sanctions against Iran and Syria or assist in the violation of those sanctions. Our Client Alert on this Executive Order can be accessed by clicking here. If you have sanctions inquiries, please contact Bill Juska, Gina Venezia or Ed... Read More
Freehill Partner Dan Fitzgerald delivered a paper at the Maritime Law Association’s Continuing Legal Education program on May 4, 2012 in New York. Dan’s timely presentation covered the use of social media by attorneys in litigation.
The Norwegian Seamen’s Church in New York has for many years served not only as a functioning church, but also has maintained a mission of providing care for Norwegian seafarers visiting New York. The Church also sponsors various Norwegian cultural programs. At the Annual Meeting of the Church on April 29, 2012 Freehill associate Jan... Read More
During the week of April 16, 2012 Freehill partner Mike Fernandez participated in a Hamburg-Süd Group cargo workshop in Miami. Mike gave presentations on Bills of Lading Clauses, Evaluating Cargo Claims and The Rotterdam Rules. He also was a panel participant during the week.
In January 2008 the DREDGE NEW YORK, the largest dredge of its kind, was struck by the tanker ORANGE SUN in New York harbor. The dredge was heavily damaged and repairs took seven months. While the owners of the ORANGE SUN and their insurers conceded liability for the collision, and paid for the repairs to... Read More
We are pleased to announce that Dan Fitzgerald was elected to partnership in the Firm, effective January 1, 2012. Dan, who currently holds the rank of Commander in the U.S. Coast Guard Reserve, graduated with distinction from the State University of New York Maritime College. While serving on active duty in the U.S. Coast Guard... Read More
In March the U.S. Office of Foreign Asset Control (“OFAC”) conducted a seminar on sanctions, which are of great concern to the shipping community, especially given the escalating sanctions against Iran. FHM associate Ed Carlson attended the seminar and prepared a report for clients, which can be accessed by clicking here. If you have sanctions... Read More