Arresting Ships Made Easier – Draft Legislation on Maritime and Shipping Law

In earlier posts, I have complained about the difficulties of obtaining freezing orders in Germany. At least in one respect, there is hope: As part of an overhaul of Germany’s maritime and shipping laws, arresting ships will me made easier. The draft legislation published in May 2012 by the Ministry of Justice proposes to amend Sec. 917 German Code of Civil Procedure (Zivilprozessordnung) to that effect. Continue reading

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