Know The Ropes: Understanding Distinctions Among Foreign Registries When Flagging Your Vessel
On March 21, 2016, The American Bar Association TIPS Admiralty & Maritime Law Committee (AMLC) and the Women’s International Shipping & Trading Association (WISTA) U.S.A.'s New England Chapter presented a program titled "Know The Ropes: Understanding Distinctions Among Foreign Registries When Flagging Your Vessel." The program explored the legal and practical distinctions between the United States and foreign registries and the particular legal issues a practitioner should consider before recommending a particular registry for a client's vessel.
The program was introduced by Jessica Link Martyn, Esq.,Of Counsel, Palmer Biezup & Henderson, LLP Chair, ABA TIPS AMLC and Christopher Nolan, Esq., Partner, Holland & Knight, LLP, Past-chair, ABA TIPS AMLC. The Moderator was Sarah Yantakosol Gayer, Esq., Attorney, Thompson & Bowie, LLP, Chair-elect Designee, ABA TIPS AMLC. The panelists were Stephanie Penninger, Esq., Attorney, Benesch, Friedlander, Coplan & Aronoff LLP Diversity Vice-chair, ABA TIPS AMLC, Bonnie Huen, Esq., Attorney, Isaacs and Co. and Carrol Hand, Esq., Associate General Counsel, International Registries, Inc. The program was hosted at Holland & Knight’s Stamford, Conn. office to coincide with the commencement of CMA Shipping 2016.