15TH ANNUAL COLLOQUIUM OF THE IISTL, SWANSEA UNI

SHIP OPERATIONS: NEW RISKS, LIABILITIES AND TECHNOLOGIES IN THE MARITIME SECTOR

12-13 SEPTEMBER 2019

Sponsored By

Ship Operators are facing new challenges every day, with innovative tech in the maritime sector exposing them constantly to unchartered liabilities, like cyber risk and adequate data protection, all while regulators continue to impose more exacting regimes. This has led to operators seeking protection through attempting to shift risk to charters or other parties. 

The 15th IISTL Colloquium will look at the issues in detail and examine the liabilities which might arise out of them, including extended reference to the wording of common insurance policies, charterparty forms and other contracts. 

We envisage four sessions on the first day and two on the second, finishing at about 1.30 pm on the latter. The format will be as in previous Colloquiums: that is, each session will be regulated by a chairman with discussion led by two or three speakers, followed by free and open debate.

Delegates will be provided with a pack containing papers and source materials. The proceedings will, at a later date, be published in full by Informa (to whom we are enormously grateful for sponsorship and unstinting support).

The topics discussed will be very varied, but we envisage including:

  • Sanctions and money laundering
  • Shipping and data protection
  • The EU Pollution Directive
  • The Sulphur Directive
  • Insolvency-related issues
  • The liability of ancillary players such as shipbrokers and managers
  • Cyber risks and tort liabilities
  • Cyber risks insurance
  • BIMCO clauses dealing with new risks
  • GENCON and ship operations
  • Indemnity issues in charterparties
  • Bunkers – who pays when things go wrong?
  • Ship management contracts
  • Ship arrest and legal/practical difficulties

Speakers and Chairpersons

· Professor Simon Baughen, Institute of International Shipping and Trade Law, Swansea University

· Professor Olivier Cachard, University of Lorraine, France

· Sir Bernard Eder (TBC), Arbitrator, 4 Essex Court, International Judge of the Singapore International Commercial Court, Acting Judge of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court

· Grant Hunter, Chief Officer for Legal and Contractual Affairs, BIMCO

· Daniel Jones, Clyde & Co, London

· Associate Professor George Leloudas, Institute of International Shipping and Trade Law, Swansea University

· Daniel Martin, Partner, HFW, London

· Dr Tabetha Kurtz-Shefford, Institute of International Shipping and Trade Law, Swansea University

· Professor Henrik Ringbom, Scandinavian Institute of Maritime Law, Oslo University

· Simon Rainey QC, Quadrant Chambers, London

· Associate Professor Frank Stevens, Erasmus University Law School, The Netherlands

· Professor Barış Soyer, Director, Institute of International Shipping and Trade Law, Swansea University

· Professor Andrew Tettenborn, Institute of International Shipping and Trade Law, Swansea University

· John Weale, Fednav, Montreal

Registration, Fees & Accommodation

To register (and book university accommodation) please click the link here: Eventbrite  Early booking is recommended as placed are limited.

Fee, inc. materials, dinner & accommodation for 2 nights (9 & 10 Sept): £440

Fee, inc. materials and dinner: £350

Fee (for postgrads & Swansea alumni) inc. materials, dinner & accommodation for 2 nights (9 & 10 Sept): £265

Fee (for postgrads & Swansea alumni) inc. materials & dinner: £175

Should you not like to take advantage of our on-campus accommodation, please feel free to make your own arrangements. There are several good hotels in town, notably the Dragon Hotel, tel: 01792 657100, and the Marriott Hotel, tel: 01792 642020. Please note, however, that the organisers cannot take responsibility for booking accommodation off campus.

The closing date for registration is 03 September 2019

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