LATAM Jurisdiction Guide

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This guide provides a broad overview of common issues arising from the laws and regulations which govern shipping operations in Latin America. We hope you will find it practical and interesting.

The same key questions have been answered for each of the 11 jurisdictions featured. This information has been compiled with the assistance of leading legal practitioners in each jurisdiction. The information is correct to the best of our knowledge and belief at the time of writing.

Every effort has been made to ensure that matters of concern to underwriters and claims handlers are covered. However, the information provided in this guide is general and might not apply in a specific situation. Up to date legal advice should always be sought from suitably qualified legal professionals.

This information is not intended to create, nor does receipt of it constitute, a lawyer-client relationship. The Shipowners’ P&I Club accepts no responsibility for any losses which may arise from reliance upon information contained in this guide.

We’d like to thank all of the contributors who have made this guide possible.