On 8 November the Italian Parliament (Camera dei Deputati) definitively approved without amendments the “European Law 2017” (being the internal law introducing European directives and principles in Italian jurisdiction); some of its provisions will surely be of interest for the shipping community.
Art. 10 expands the scope of application of the favorable tax regime of the “tonnage tax”, so that it will be applicable to Italian or European shipowners (provided they have a permanent establishment in Italy) with vessels registered in any of the European Registries, eliminating the limit of the registration of the vessel within the Italian International Ships’ Register. The following favorable tax regimes are extended: tax credit in an amount equal to the taxes on physical persons income due on the wages that are paid by the company to the embarked personnel, optional flat-rate regime known as tonnage tax.
Art. 14 clarifies that the validity of a Seafarers’ Medical Certificate – if expiring during a voyage – can be prorogated up to three months after its expiry. The new provision makes it clear that the medical certification remains in force up to the arrival in a port where a doctor is available, provided such a period does not exceed three months.
From 21 to 24 June 2017 our Lorenzo Fabro will attend to the Sixth Edition of the “International Research Seminar in Maritime, Port and Transport Law”, organized by Alma Mater Studiorum – Università di Bologna in colaboration with Swansea University , University of Zagreb, Marmara University, University of Southampton and the Italian Association of Law Firms (ASLA).
Lorenzo ‘s speach will deal with the following topic:”The Delivery of Goods in the Model Contracts for International Sale: a Look into the Practice of the Hides and Skins Market”. [read the program]
Our Lorenzo Pellerano will deliver a speech on “The Evolution of Port Governance in Italy” while our Lorenzo Fabro will deliver a speech on the “Breaking of Limitation of Owner’s Liability From a EU Perspective”. The interdisciplinary conference brings together expert speakers from the China-Europe Commercial Collaboration Association, City, University of London, Middlesex University, Southampton Solent University, World Maritime University, and the Chinese Shipping Association of London to discuss several major legal, economic and political issues of maritime governance in evidence around the world today: from the One Belt One Road Chinese initiative to an insight from contemporary shipping practice. [Programme]
Our Lorenzo Fabro and Filippo Cassola will be among the speakers at the II Adriatic Maritime Law Conference which will take place in Opatija, Croatia, the next 25th – 27th May 2017. Lorenzo Fabro and Filippo Cassola will participate at the “Pleasure craft and other vessels used for nautical tourism” session with a speech about the speak about the Italian perspective on the Italian contract of construction of pleasure crafts.
On 12 May 2017 Lorenzo Pellerano of Berlingieri Maresca will attend as a speaker to the seminar that was organized by the Genoa Shipagents and Shipbrokers Association (Assagenti) for giving to their associates an update about the administrative liability of companies when crimes are committed by executives and employees and about the new ISO Standard 37001 anti-bribery management systems. Also the RINA Services experts, dott. Biunno and dott. Pavani, will take part to the seminar.
We are proud that Berlingieri Maresca is listed as a leading law firm in Shipping (Band 1) and in Shipping: Finance (Band 2) and to be the only Italian boutique law firm ranked both in Shipping and Shipping Finance at the highest level.
From 28 February to 3 March Andrea Berlingieri will be in Bruxelles for taking part to the European Shipping Week, a great occasion for meeting many of the European shipping players and for participating to conferences and networking events. [read more]
IUMI released a position paper on fires on ro-ro passenger vehicle decks [read more]
The London Maritime Arbitration Association (LMAA) has published revised LMAA terms, effective for arbitral proceeding commenced on or after 1st May 2017. The principal changes are the increase in the recommended limit for the application of the LMAA Small Claim Procedure to USD 100.000, an express reference to Section 17 of the Arbitration Act 1996 when one party refuses or fails to appoint an arbitrator (§10) and a clarification when the Tribunal is to consist of a sole arbitrator and the parties have not agreed the name (§11). [read more]
Today the union between Maresca and Berlingieri law firms is mentioned in the “maritime” page of the Italy’s leading business newspaper, Il Sole 24 Ore. [read more]