The Middle East & North Africa:

A Dynamic Region for Inward & Outward Investment

May 2021

The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region is a hugely diverse cultural and geographical mix that stretches from Morocco in northwest Africa to Iran in Southwest Asia. The region […]

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Real Estate Greece – Covid 19 September 2020

Real Estate Greece – Covid 19 September 2020 Short-term leases The short-term leases apply only to residential properties, and after the great rise that occurred in Greece during the years 2016 to 2019, in the last period of time the market has been saturated due to the abundance of real estate and low demand.  As […]

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Legal Opinion – Time Charter

In a time charter, the duties of the shipowner are to provide a seaworthy vessel, to effect loading and stowage, to sail keeping the itinerary ordered, to effect discharge and delivery of the cargo to receiver. In case the vessel is chartered in its entirety, the shipowner is also prevented from offering possible unused space […]

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Labour claim /Representative’s liability

A seafarer, employed onboard a vessel by virtue of an employment agreement entered into with the ves­ sers managds representative, sued for unpaid amounts. He sued the owner, the manager, and two individuals as manager,s consecutive representatives. The Court found all defendants were liable. Apart from the owner, joint and several liability applies for the […]

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Legal Opinion – Ownership and exploitation of vessels

The exploiter of a vessel is the party which uses, for its own account, a vessel belonging to another party. Exploitation refers to the maritime activity like the transport of goods and / or people, towage, fishing for profit. Exploiter has the maritime command of the vessel, and the will to exercise the maritime activity […]

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Legal Opinion – Piercing of Corporate Veil

The right of an entrepreneur to allocate funds for the incorporation and operation of a legal entity pursuing commercial activity is founded and, when exercised, produces legal effects; the legal entity which is formed, is independent from the founder and its actions count for it. The above is not applicable when the legal personality of […]

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Legal Opinion – Marine Insurance – Subrogation

Insured party sustained a damage from a peril insured against and received insurance remuneration.It then sued the guilty party. The latter alleged that claimant was not entitled to sue, since they had received insurance remuneration.According to their view, the underwriters could only sue, applying the doctrine of subrogation.The court examined, under the light of applicable […]

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Legal Opinion – Marine Insurance -Terms Beyond Insurance Request

A yacht was insured pursuant relevant request. Institute Yacht Clauses applied, providing among other terms, that repairs should be effected by maker or his representative or authorized repairer. Insurance remuneration claim having arisen, the Insurers denied payment for breach of above clause. The owner sued alleging that such clause was not within the insurance request. […]

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Legal Opinion – Labour Accident

A seafarer became triplegic [paralysis of three limbs] when he slipped and fell from a ladder onboard the vessel on which he was employed. He sued his employer for failure to observe safety rules, as a result of the accident that had occurred. The owners alleged safety equipment was available, however they had not provided […]

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Newsletter by Manolis Eglezos & Associates Law Firm

Yachts Manning Yachts with a total length of up to twenty-four (24) meters are permitted to be chartered out without a captain or crew. Such yachts are governed by a skipper, who shall be hired by the owner and deemed to be a servant thereof, as provided specifically in the charter party. Registered seafarers being […]

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Legal Opinion – Employment in Coastal Ferries

Where distance between ports is less than 30 miles, a separate collective agreement applies for crew employment on vessels performing such itinerary. Further, the master has the right to terminate the contract of a seafarer at any time. In such a case the seafarer is entitled to dismissal remuneration. On the other hand, the seafarer […]

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