Legal Briefing: Overview of ship arrest in some popular jurisdictions

Legal Briefing: Overview of ship arrest in some popular jurisdictions

A quick overview of ship arrest in some popular jurisdictions

The uncertain shipping market makes the issue of arrest a topical one. The key questions being; where are the most advantageous arrest jurisdictions? And what makes them so favourable? This article seeks to give a brief overview of some popular arrest jurisdictions, and sets out why they are potentially advantageous.

This briefing is one of a continuing series which aims to share the legal expertise within the Club with our Members.

A significant proportion of the expertise in the Managers’ offices around the world consists of lawyers who can advise Members on general P&I related legal, contractual and documentary issues. These lawyers participate in a virtual team, writing on topical and relevant legal issues under the leadership of our Legal Director,
Chao Wu.

If you have any enquiries regarding this briefing, please contact Lisa Clarke (lisa.clarke@thomasmiller.com or
+44 20 7204 2607) and she will be pleased to respond to your query.

The team also welcomes editorial suggestions from Members on P&I related legal topics and problems. Please contact Jacqueline Tan (jacqueline.tan@thomasmiller.com or +44 20 7204 2118) or Chao Wu (chao.wu@thomasmiller.com or +44 20 7204 2157)

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