“COVID-19 and the legal impact on the shipping industry and the case of Cyprus”, Maria Th. Athanasiou (CEIA, Cyprus)

A ship, being a non-living object, cannot be infected by COVID-19, but the same does not apply to those executing shipping contracts. Parties to agreements directly or indirectly relating to shipping are often confronted with legal issues arising from the spread of the Coronavirus pandemic, also due to the fact that the shipping industry is strongly characterized by the element of foreignness.

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