Flag of convenience

International Maritime Law requires that every merchant ship be registered in a country called its flag state. Once registered, she operates under its laws in her home country and on the high seas. Te…

Aristotle

Aristotle was born in Stagirus on the Chalcidic peninsula of northern Greece. His father was Nicomachus, a medical doctor, while his mother was Phaestis. Nicomachus was in Chalcidice when he was born …

Maritime Frauds

As a general rule, fraud is usually against ignorance of another and is not seen as a fraud, till it is too late.  A successful maritime fraud being International in nature, involves parties in differ…

Music Inspired by Woman

There is an age old saying “Behind every great man there is a woman“. Nowhere perhaps is the saying more apt than in the realm of music. From times immemorial, great composers and their music have bee…

Maritime lien

In common law, a lien is right of creditor to retain properties of his debtor until the debt is paid. Maritime lien is a privileged claim on a ship for services rendered to HER, or injuries caused by …

Mareva Injunction

Asset Freezing is a legal process to prevent a defendant to  dissipate  his assets beyond jurisdiction of a court to frustrate a potential judgment in favour of the claimant. Such a legal order freeze…

Swami Vivekananda and Gujarat

On 12th January, 2015,the world and India in particular will be celebrating the 151st  birth anniversary of our legendary scholar, saint and spiritual leader Swami Vivekananda, famous the world over a…

Force Majeure and the Law

 Term “FORCE MAJEURE” refers to an irresistible force or an unforeseen event beyond the control of a party, making it materially impossible to fulfill a contractual obligation. It maybe an…