Ninety percent of the world’s goods are carried in ships, with maritime commerce affecting nearly every product bought or sold in the United States.
With the modernization of the shipping industry, as well as traditional bank finance, shipping companies have gained access to the public markets in the United States, and many are now publicly held here. Add to this the global economic crisis and downturn in shipping markets, and both publicly and privately held shipping companies have sought protection from creditors under the Bankruptcy Act. It is therefore not unusual for lawyers of all types to have exposure to maritime law concepts.
If there’s a vessel involved, you need Maritime Law Answer Book 2014.
Written in a Q&A format, this volume includes step-by-step discussions of many of the unique and often confusing aspects of maritime law, including:
Written by partners at Winston & Strawn LLP with decades of maritime law experience, Maritime Law Answer Book 2014: