The Finnish Maritime Code (674/2019) has been amended as of 1.1.2019. There are number of smaller amendments taken effect to the current legislation at this time.
Perhaps the most important amendment is that the number of Maritime Courts is diminished to two from the previous six. Other changes taken place are described as technical and linguistic in the governmental degree. In respect of technical changes, we point out few i.e. amendments to the competence of the court in respect of maritime matters and requirements of the maritime specialists which are supporting the judge are as such.
Furthermore, considered that the number of Maritime Courts is diminished at the same time it is prescribed that all appeals are reviewed by one Court of Appeal.
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