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William R. Bennett III, Editor My commute into New York City is by fast ferry, which allows me the pleasure of watching all sorts of vessels arrive and depart New York Harbor: cruise ships, container vessels, tankers, bulkers, tugs, research vessels, and, of course, the occasional yacht. Watching a large cruise ship or container vessel

Jeanne M. Grasso and Dana S. Merkel Background In December 2018, the Vessel Incidental Discharge Act (“VIDA”) was signed into law and intended to replace the Environmental Protection Agency’s (“EPA”) 2013 Vessel General Permit (which has been in place for nearly ten years) to bring uniformity, consistency, and certainty to the regulation of incidental discharges

Thomas H. Belknap, Jr. This article highlights some recent legal developments relevant to maritime arbitration although, as will be seen below, not all of the developments specifically involve maritime cases. This fact serves as a good reminder that maritime arbitration in the United States is but a subset of a broad and well-developed body of

Nathan S. Brill Significant assets, intricate ownership structures, multinational operations, overlapping regulatory schemes, disparate time zones, and differing transaction customs are just a few of the macro challenges that make mergers and acquisitions in ocean shipping and related industries some of the most intricate and exciting transactions in the global economy. Like any successful voyage,

Jonathan K. Waldron, Dana S. Merkel, and Vanessa C. DiDomenico Over the past year, a number of new interpretations related to the application of the coastwise laws to the developing offshore wind industry in the United States have clarified how construction and operation of offshore wind farms will proceed. The U.S. coastwise laws, which impose restrictions

Welcome to the 2022–2023 edition of Perspectives, Blank Rome’s diversity, equity, and inclusion (“DEI”) magazine. In this edition, you will find: We would be delighted to hear from you. If you have any comments or suggestions, or if you would like to partner with our firm on future DEI initiatives and programs, please contact Director of

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