News Vinge contributes to IUMI Eye

September 15, 2020

International Union of Marine Insurers (IUMI) is preparing for its first web based conference – Stockholm 2020 – of which Vinge is a proud sponsor. In the latest edition of IUMI Eye, published just in time for the conference, Vinge’s Paula Bäckdén and Sweden Insurance’s senior advisor Mikaela Tamm discuss the implications of waiving liability limitations.

Liability limitations of the CMR – can they be waived?

The liability of carriers for loss of, or damage to, the goods carried is as we all are aware limited both in terms of scope of liability but also in relation to the amount paid out to the owner of the cargo. In an environment where transport becomes a service like other services and is amalgamated with other services into a product that includes both transportation and also warehousing, repackaging etc., a carrier may be tempted, or even “forced”, to undertake a greater liability than what is described by law. The questions is - can you?

Here you can read the full article in IUMI Eye Newsletter September 2020.

Summary of employment related news in Sweden as of January 2021

Short-time work, a new pandemic law and pending changes to the Employment Protection Act. Here is the latest employment related news in Sweden.
January 19, 2021

Sanctions round-up

Not so long ago, sanctions were a rare occurrence which only involved obscure products and countries, and which were decided by the members of the United Nations Security Council. Today, the European Union and particularly the United States, impose sanctions and other trade restrictions with high frequency which have the potential to affect any type of transaction. Set forth below is a summary of some recent developments.
December 22, 2020