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. Maritime issues can thus arise in any type of practice, whenever a vessel owner, vessel banker or shipper of goods or commodities is involved. Written by partners at Winston & Strawn LLP with decades of maritime law experience, Maritime Law Answer Book is a valuable resource for any lawyer handling a matter in which a maritime issue arises.
Presented in a Q&A format, the book devotes chapters to the specific issues that impact vessel owners, vessel bankers, and shippers of goods and commodities. It examines the general issues that arise in maritime disputes, such as choice of law, limitation of liability, maritime arrest and attachment, and provides advice on handling matters in both litigation and alternative dispute resolution proceedings.