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Establishing the precise cause of the grounding of the MV Ever Given on the Suez Canal on Tuesday remains a key question facing an ever-growing list of parties to the incident, and is likely to have significant legal implications, potentially costing billions of dollars, international lawyers say. 

Japanese vessel owner, ship-leasing firm Shoei Kisen KK, said Thursday it was facing ‘extreme difficulty’ in re-floating the grounded vessel, in cooperation with the Suez Canal Authority, Denmark-based tug operator and Maersk subsidiary, Svitzer A/S, and other agencies.

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Peter Shaw-Smith

Peter Shaw-Smith is the Middle East-based correspondent for Law.com International. He writes about lawyers and legal issues across the Middle East. His coverage includes the business of law, global and domestic law firms, in-house legal departments and regulatory issues. He can be reached at [email protected]

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