2019 Nordic-German law seminar in shipping, offshore and insurance – Hamburg 10 April 2019

We are again this year hosting our traditional, annual Nordic-German law seminar at the Hotel Atlantic Kempinski in Hamburg. The event is held on 10 April 2019 in collaboration with Morssing & Nycander law firm with hot topics in shipping, offshore and insurance. As always, the focus of the event is on Nordic-German exchange of experiences and the event provides excellent networking opportunities between the Nordic and German regions. We would be delighted to see you at the event.  The seminar is free and you can see the program and invitation here, where you can also register: https://nordicgermanlawseminar.com/

Proposals for amendments to the Danish Subsoil Act

11 March 2019. The Minister for Enery, Utilities and Climate has brought forward proposals for changing the Subsoil Act on 27 February 2019. The proposals specifically concern indirect, subsidiary liability, the possibility for dispensations from the rules of subsididary liability, rules for submission of information from the licensees as well as a number of more technical amendments. The rules are expected to enter into force on 1 July 2019. We have prepared a briefing note on the proposed changes, which can be seen here: Amendments to the Subsoil Act – March 2019.

Commercial manager not responsible for bunker oil pollution damage under bunker convention

20 February 2019. The International Convention on Civil Liability for Bunker Oil Pollution Damage introduced a strict liability regime for bunker oil pollution damage. However, the Maritime and Commercial Court recently ruled that shipbrokers, chartering brokers and commercial managers that provide cargo, commercial contracts or commercial agreements but are not involved with a ship’s technical operation may fall outside the scope of liable parties under the convention. Commercial manager not responsible