Ferder & Toporovsky is
a Buenos Aires Maritime Law firm, founded in 1947.
The maritime claim field is our specialization,
which we undertake with professional knowledge, absolute
responsibility and the large local and international
experience of our staff.
We assist international law offices,
as well as marine claim management offices with their
clients claims, importers, and Insurance Companies
in their recoveries, in a “no cure, no pay” basis,
in events with connection to Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay
and all the Rio de la Plata area, including the Parana
River, Paraguay River, Uruguay River and the respective
drainage areas, in any kind of maritime claims and
recoveries: losses, particular average of any kind
of goods and cargo –including bulk-, general average,
collisions, charterparty disputes, etc.
The Argentine Courts in particular
have always supported an ample criterion in judgements
related to the value of gold in the “Limit of Liability” defence
as there is not a fix value of gold established by
law. The Hague Rules (Argentina did not ratify the
Visby Rules) or the Argentine Law are applied, depending
on the circumstances of the particular case: for both
the limit of liability is calculated as per the actual
international market price of gold in London.
Therefore, in carriage of goods by
sea, the limit of
in may 2006 was in about us$ 15,000
per package or unit of freight for international carriage,
and us$ 12,000 for national carriage. This amounts
allow claims for an ample and complete indemnification
which cannot be obtained in most of the other Jurisdictions.
A claim submitted locally let arrive
to the best suitable solution for the particular case,
in a shorter time.
Efficiency and Reliability since