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Admiralty Law

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What are Maritime & Admiralty laws?

Historically, admiralty law was narrowly governing contract, tort, injuries, offenses and workers¡¯ compensation claims arising out of commerce on or over navigable water; while maritime law was connected with or situated near the sea, or relating to sea navigation or commerce. However, the distinction between the two types of law faded with time, and many courts use the terms interchangeably. 

While in China Maritime & Admiralty academy field, scholars translate ¡°maritime¡± into ¡°Haishang¡± and ¡°admiralty¡± into ¡°Haishi¡±, these two Chinese characters have different conceptions. ¡°Maritime¡± in Chinese is usually used to indicate laws adjusting the horizontal legal relationship between equal civil subjects and emphasize the protection of a party¡¯s legitimate rights and interest. ¡°Admiralty¡± is used to describe laws adjusting the vertical legal relationship between the administrative organ and its regulated objects, and this is to improve and standardize the administrative maritime market order and promote the external environment for economic development, providing that legitimate interests of the regulated objects are protected.


Maritime & Admiralty laws in China are enacted with a view to regulating the relations arising from maritime transport and those pertaining to ships, to securing and protecting the legitimate rights and interests of the parties concerned, and to promoting the development of maritime transport, economy and trade. We provide legal services relating to maritime, shipping and admiralty, including marine commerce, marine navigation, marine salvaging, shipping, sailors, and the transportation of passengers and goods by sea, we believe our profession and experience will protect your rights from being infringed. 


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