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Maritime Fraud and Piracy

2nd Edition

By Paul Todd

Informa Law from Routledge

368 pages

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The main focus of this book is the impact of maritime fraud on contracts for sale and carriage, documentary credits and marine insurance. It covers all varieties of maritime fraud, from the most serious downwards, describing the methods employed and the risks to traders and carriers. At the serious end of the spectrum, pirates capture an entire ship, often murdering the entire crew, in order to sell the cargo (to which of course they have no title), later to use the “innocent” ship to pose as innocent traders. Less serious (but perhaps of greater interest to lawyers) are misdescriptions of cargo in, or backdating of, bills of lading, and other deceptions, usually practised on purchasers and banks.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Piracy Today Chapter 2. Introduction to Maritime Fraud: Issues Particular to Maritime Fraud Chapter 3. Maritime Fraud and the Sale Contract Chapter 4. Maritime Fraud and the Banks Chapter 5. Maritime Fraud and Carriers Chapter 6. Maritime Fraud and Marine Insurance Chapter 7. Maritime Fraud and Technology

About the Author

Professor Paul Todd is a professor of Commercial and Maritime Law at Southampton University.

About the Series

Maritime and Transport Law Library

For academics and practitioners alike, our Maritime and Transport law library offers cutting edge research titles on the whole spectrum of transport law, including shipping, aviation, rail and road. Our authors come from the premier maritime institutions, law firms and chambers across the world and are among the leaders in their fields.

With key texts including the annual conference papers from the prestigious Institute of International Shipping and Trade Law, as well as authoritative and comprehensive texts such as David Glass’ Freight Forwarding and Multi-Modal Transport Contracts Aleka Mandaraka-Sheppard’s Modern Maritime Law.


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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LAW / General
LAW / Maritime