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The Rotterdam Rules

A Practical Annotation, 1st Edition

By Yvonne Baatz, Charles Debattista, Filippo Lorenzon, Andrew Serdy, Hilton Staniland, Michael N Tsimplis

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The Rotterdam Rules represent the most comprehensive overhaul of the law of carriage of goods by sea in more than fifty years. To coincide with the signing ceremony, six members of the Institute of Maritime Law have written a detailed commentary on the Rules. The Rotterdam Rules: A Practical Annotation examines the text of the Rules, all ninety-six articles of the new Convention, and compares them to the text of the Hague-Visby Rules, the instrument currently covering most bills of lading. The authors have also examined the judgments in cases decided in the English Courts under the Carriage of Goods by Sea Acts of 1971 and 1992 and have indicated whether these cases would be decided differently under the new Rotterdam Rules.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. General Provisions Charles Debattista Chapter 2. Scope of Application Hilton Staniland Chapter 3. Electronic Transport Records Charles Debattista Chapter 4. Obligations of the Carrier Michael Tsimplis Chapter 5. Liability of the Carrier for Loss, Damage or Delay Michael Tsimplis Chapter 6. Additional Provisions Relating to Particular Stages of Carriage Filippo Lorenzon Chapter 7. Obligations of the Shipper to the Carrier Filippo Lorenzon Chapter 8. Transport Documents and Electronic Transport Records Filippo Lorenzon Chapter 9. Delivery of the Goods Charles Debattista Chapter 10. Rights of the Controlling Party Charles Debattista Chapter 11. Transfer of Rights Charles Debattista Chapter 12. Limits of Liability Michael Tsimplis Chapter 13. Time for Suit Yvonne Baatz Chapter 14. Jurisdiction Yvonne Baatz Chapter 15. Arbitration Yvonne Baatz Chapter 16. Validity of Contractual Terms Filippo Lorenzon Chapter 17. Matters Not Governed by This Convention Hilton Staniland Chapter 18. Final Clauses Andrew Serdy

About the Authors

Yvonne Baatz is a Professor of Maritime Law at the University of Southampton.

Charles Debattista is a barrister at Stone Chambers and a Professor of Commercial Law at the University of Southampton

Filippo Lorenzon is a Lecturer in Law at the University of Southampton

Andrew Serdy is a Lecturer in Law at the University of Southampton

Hilton Staniland is a Professor of Maritime Law at the University of Southampton

Michael Tsimplis is a Professor in Ocean Science and Maritime Law at the University of Southampton

About the Series

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Subject Categories

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