Legal Updates for July 2020

Regional Shipping Update: Philippine Shipping Law Developments in 2nd Quarter of 2020

This Second Quarter 2020 issue of the Regional Shipping Update of Rajah & Tann Asia’s Shipping & International Trade Practice provides a summary of the following key shipping law developments in the Philippines:

  • Supreme Court Issues Rules of Procedure for Admiralty Cases
  • Department of Transportation Creates the Shippers’ Protection Office
  • Heirs of Licuanan v. Singa Ship Management, Inc.: A Seafarer’s Heirs are Entitled to Death Benefits for Work-related Illness Even if Death Occurs After the Term of Contract