December 19, 2019 VENTSPILS As reported in our Client Alert of December 12, 2019, the Ventspils Freeport Authority was added to the U.S. Specially Designated Nationals (SDN) list on Monday, December 9, 2019. Yesterday (December 18), the U.S. authorities removed that entity from the SDN list. The removal was based on the takeover of the... Read More
December 12, 2019 The U.S. authorities have taken new actions this week in relation to the sanctions targeting global corruption and also Iran which measures have potential impacts to both U.S. and non-U.S. persons operating in the shipping industry. Each is summarized below. To read the full Client Alert, click HERE.
On November 8, 2019, Department of Labor Administrative Law Judge Dana Rosen issued a complete defense verdict in a DBA case which was tried by Freehill partner John Karpousis in Atlanta, Georgia. In William Cohen III v. Leidos the claimant, who was employed in Afghanistan for four years by a military contractor, claimed that he... Read More
On November 1, 2019 U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers® announced their “Best Law Firms” rankings for 2020. In the Admiralty and Maritime category, Freehill Hogan & Mahar, for the tenth consecutive year, was again ranked in the top tier both nationally and in the top tier for the New York City Metropolitan... Read More
Who’s Who Legal: Transport 2020 announced on October 15, 2019 that it will recognize six Freehill partners as being among the world’s leading shipping and maritime attorneys. The ranked Freehill partners are: Patrick Bonner, Peter Gutowski, Bill Juska, Wayne Meehan, Eric Lenck, and Gina Venezia. The research conducted by... Read More
On October 10, 2019 Bill Pallas participated in a session of the Pacific Admiralty seminar devoted to “Casualty Investigation and Response.” Bill’s presentation, “The Vessel Speaks”, examined casualty investigation response from the perspective of a vessel owner and operator.
On September 16, 2019 Freehill partner Bill Juska served as a speaker at the annual Houston Marine & Energy Insurance Conference. Bill give a presentation on the current status of U.S. sanctions entitled: U.S. Sanctions: The Changing Landscape.
For the fifteenth consecutive year, Chambers USA for 2019 has ranked Freehill Hogan & Mahar in the top tier of maritime law firms with a nationwide practice. Chambers USA 2019, released on April 25, 2019, once again lists the firm in the top tier, where Freehill is joined by only one other firm. In addition... Read More
On May 29, 2019 The Legal 500 released its 2019 U.S. rankings. As in 2017 and 2018, Freehill is placed in the top tier of law firms practicing shipping law nationwide, along with only two other firms. Two Freehill partners, Peter Gutowski and William Juska, were named as two of the four Leading... Read More
October 25, 2019 Introduction In an action that had a significant impact on the tanker sector, on September 25, 2019 the U.S. Office of Foreign Asset Control (“OFAC”) designated to the U.S. Specially Designated Nationals List (“SDN List”) COSCO Shipping Tanker (Dalian) Co. Ltd. and COSCO Shipping Tanker (Dalian) Seaman and Ship Management Co. Ltd.... Read More