n Transactions of the Centre for Business Law - The origin of maritime privileges in France : an historical conspectus




The development of maritime law in France is important for purposes of this monograph for a number of reasons. First, the maritime lien was allegedly best encapsulated in the concept of privilege in early French law. When the maritime lien was recognised in , it was said that those who practised at the bar of the Court of Admiralty were familiar with the principle of privileged debts, and they understood maritime liens to be basically similar in effect to the French , which were succinctly and lucidly explained in articles 2093 to 2097 of the of 1807. So, a maritime lien was, in effect, the maritime equivalent of a civil law privilege.


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