An Examination of the Interaction between Bankruptcy and Maritime Law and an Update and Implications for Assertion of Maritime Liens in the United States

January 30, 2017 3:00pm

John A. Orzel

Carroll McNulty Kull LLC

W. Brett Mason

Stone Pigman Walther Wittmann L.L.C.

Wook Chung
General Counsel
Hanjin Shipping America, LLC

  • What are the different/creative tools available to secure claims outside US
  • Right of foreign ship-owners with minimal contacts with the US to file for bankruptcy in the US for protection
  • Use of Chapter 15 and bank regulations to assist foreign ship-owners or maritime interest who file for bankruptcy overseas
  • US law and concerns over assets and property located in the US while bankruptcy proceedings are taking place overseas
  • How can US procedural laws be used when it comes to interfering in a foreign bankruptcy proceedings?
  • Update and implications for assertion of maritime liens in the US
    • Maritime liens in concert with interpleader actions and implications for double liability exposure
    • Update on ranking of maritime liens and creditor rights
      • How does state law claim for privilege rank in comparison to federal maritime lien?
      • How does preferred maritime lien rank to ship mortgage?