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ABS ’98 Shipwreck and Case C-641/18: the Advocate General’s Denial of Jurisdictional Immunity to Private Entities Performing Classification and/or Certification Activities on Behalf of a State

A team of lawyers, including the PEOPIL members Marco Bona, Jean-Pierre Bellecave and Carlos Villacorta-Salis, brought a multy-party action, involving hundreds of claimants, before the Tribunale of Genoa against Rina S.p.A and Ente Registro Italiano Navale, as companies that carried out classification and certification activities for Al Salam Boccaccio ’98,  a ship sailing under the flag of the Republic of Panama, that sank in 2006 on the Red Sea causing the loss of more than a thousand lives.

When 10-02-2020