Seafarers Residing in France

Written by Dani Allan, Christophe Hunkeler and Servane Bourrée for Steamship Insurance Management Services Ltd (March 2019).

Until 2011, French domiciled seafarers did not have the right (as did other land-based employees) to claim enhanced compensation from the State when a work-related injury (or worse) was caused by the negligence (faute inexcusable) of the employer, a right that had existed elsewhere for decades. With MLC 2006 however, the French State looked again at the seafarer’s lot in order to ensure compliance with the intentions of the MLC. One of the results of this was the introduction of the laws of 9 March and 30 December 2017, and the consequent modification to Article L.5551-1 of the Transport Code…Click here to read Dani Allan, Christophe Hunkeler and Servane Bourrée full article published by Steamship Insurance Management Services Ltd.

Seafarers Residing in France written by Dani Allan, Christophe Hunkeler and Servane Bourrée.

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About the contributors

  • Dani Allan Solicitor

    Dani is an English solicitor working in the Paris office. Dani's presence in Paris assists the French team in providing a seamless service in English to Thomas Cooper's English speaking clients on all aspects of English and French maritime law. Dani

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  • Servane Bourrée Avocat

    Servane advises on yachting and super yachting matters in France, including court surveyor investigations, covering such matters as fires, dismastings, keel and other ship/yacht building issues for owners, yards, architects and naval engineers.

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  • Christophe Hunkeler Avocat

    Christophe is a partner in the shipping group of our Paris office. He handles all aspects of French maritime law and has particularly wide experience of disputes relating to ship arrest, maritime carriage and C/P disputes.

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