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CHAPTER 18 Germany

Limitation of Liability for Maritime Claims

18 Germany Dr. Markus Eichhorst Ince & Co., Grosse Elbstrasse 47, 22767 Hamburg A. THE 1976 LIMITATION CONVENTION AS AMENDED BY THE 1996 PROTOCOL 1. Legal framework Germany is a contracting State to the 1976 Convention on Liability for Maritime Claims as amended by the 1996 Protocol (“London Convention”). The 1996 Protocol increased the financial limits of liability and is in force as of 13 May 2004. The convention in its original version of 1976 still applies on incidents generating claims that occurred prior to 13 May 2004.

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