IISTL’s 17th Colloquium 6-7 September

DAMAGES, REMEDIES AND RECOVERIES IN SHIPPING AND COMMERCIAL LAW

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By popular demand, the seventeenth International Colloquium organised by the Institute of International Shipping and Trade Law at Swansea University Law School is back this year, being once again held in person in its traditional slot in the first week of September 2022.

In shipping, insurance and commercial law, what matters at the end of the day is what remedy, whether money or otherwise, the claimant can get (or the defendant resist). In this latest Colloquium we shine the spotlight on these issues and look to a number of new trends and liability issues. As ever, the discussions will range freely over national, international, and EU legal dimensions, and will in each case be led by panels of top professional and academic experts.

Topics discussed are very varied, but will include:

· Deductions from damages, net values

· Smart contracts- loss and damages

· Ship sales and seller’s potential duty of care

· Judgments in Bitcoin- currency of judgment

· Damages and agreed compensation

– Limitation of liability- recent developments

– Claims for Third Party Loss

· Reflective loss

· Internet of things and potential damages

· Digital Banking and Liability Issues

– Liability for drones

· Damages and force majeure

· Specific Remedies

· Anti-suit injunctions

· Punitive Damages in Maritime Cases — A View from Across the Pond

· Shipping operators’ obligations & liabilities under the EU emission reductions strategy

The format will be unchanged, and familiar to anyone who has been to any of our previous Colloquia. Each session will be regulated by a chairperson with discussion led by two or three speakers, followed by as much free and open debate as time allows. All delegates will be provided with a full 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 continued sponsorship and unstinting support).

The following is the list of speakers and chairpersons confirmed:

Adam Sanitt, Knowledge Director, Digital and Innovation, Norton Rose Fulbright

Grace Asemota, Partner, Hannaford Turner LLP

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

Simon Croall QC, Barrister, Quadrant Chambers

Josephine Davies, Barrister, Twenty Essex

Peter MacDonald-Eggers QC, 7 KBW

Chris Kidd, Partner, Ince

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

Dr Andrea Miglionico, Lecturer, Reading University

Gemma Morgan, Barrister, Quadrant Chambers

Dr Melis Ozdel, Lecturer, Faculty of Laws, UCL | Director, UCL Centre for Commercial Law, and Consultant, Birketts LLP

Professor B. Soyer, Institute of International Shipping and Trade law, Swansea University

Andrew Preston, Partner, Preston Turnbull LLP

Dr Frank Stevens, Associate Professor, Erasmus University Rotterdam

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

Jonathan Webb, Partner, HFW

Professor Lia Athanassiou, University of Athens

Professor Michael F Sturley, University of Texas

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The Institute’s 14th Annual Colloquium will be held on 10-11 September 2018. The subject of this year’s event is new technologies and their present and future effect on shipping and trade law.

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IISTL’s Engagement with Insurance Industry on IUU Fishing

The Institute of International Shipping and Trade Law (IISTL), a research centre within the College of Law and Criminology, continues to expand its operations. On 26 June, it collaborated with marine advocacy group Oceana to organise an afternoon seminar in London on the insurance and regulatory aspects of irregular fishing (known in the trade as fishing that is illegal, unreported and uncontrolled (IUU)). The main purpose of the event was to disseminate as widely as possible the results of a study carried out by three members of the Institute (Barış Soyer, George Leloudas and Dora Nikaki) in collaboration with researchers from University of British Columbia (Canada). In summary, the study found that it had been disconcertingly easy for vessels involved in IUU fishing to get liability insurance in the market. The study recommended an urgent review of underwriting processes and consideration of regulatory changes to put insurers under a legal duty to deny cover to vessels known to be connected with IIU activities.

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Professor Soyer delivering the findings of the project to the delegates

The event, which attracted an impressive 60 delegates, provided an excellent opportunity for those throughout the sector to engage in the debate. Presentations from Lasse Gustavsson (Senior Vice President of Oceana Europe) , Kjetil Saeter (Norwegian Business Daily), David Vajnai (Vice President Marsh Global Marine Practice),  Baris Soyer and Gerorge Leloudas (IISLT) and Dana Miller (a marine scientist with Oceana Europe) were followed by a lively debate led by insurers, brokers and policy-makers. The afternoon ended with a reception generously sponsored by the Waterloo Foundation, which was also the funder of the project. An academic article, which is co-written by Professor B. Soyer, Associate Professor G. Leoudas and Dr D. Miller, detailing main findings of the project is to appear in Transnational Environmental Law later this year.

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Mr David Vajnai (Marsh Global Marine Perspective) debating the matter from the perspective of the insurance brokers

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Dr Leloudas talking about the regulatory aspects of the issue

13TH ANNUAL COLLOQUIUM OF THE IISTL — MARITIME LIABILITIES IN A GLOBAL AND REGIONAL CONTEXT

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13th ANNUAL COLLOQUIUM OF THE IISTL

MARITIME LIABILITIES IN A GLOBAL AND REGIONAL CONTEXT

  4-5 SEPTEMBER 2017

The annual gathering, organised by the Institute of International Shipping and Trade Law (IISTL), has now established itself as a regular fixture in the calendar of maritime lawyers. This year’s event will be devoted to Maritime Liabilities in A Regional and Global Context: The EU and Beyond.

 Topics covered will include:

  • Liabilities for ship recycling
  • Wreck removal – Nairobi and beyond
  • National and international oil pollution regimes – an uneasy coexistence
  • Pollution from oil rigs and offshore installations: legal issues arising
  • The boundaries of shipping liability law: what is a ship and why does it matter?
  • Ship arrest – yesterday’s conventions and today’s problems
  • Cyber risks and liabilities for marine sector
  • Smart containers
  • Passenger Liabilities- Life after BREXIT
  • Limitation of liability – new problems
  • Cross-border insolvency and maritime arbitration
  • Direct action against insurers and P & I Clubs
  • Jurisdiction and Choice of law after BREXIT

Speakers and Chairpersons

  • Professor Lia Athanassiou, School of Law, Athens University, Greece
  • Professor Simon Baughen, IISTL, Swansea University, UK
  • Professor Olivier Cachard, University of Lorraine, France
  • Andrew Chamberlain, Partner and Mariner, Holman Fenwick Willan LLP, London, UK
  • Simon Cooper, Partner, Ince & Co LLP, London, UK
  • Professor Marc Huybrechts, University of Antwerp, Belgium
  • Dr Henning Jessen, World Maritime University, Sweden
  • Mr Måns Jacobsson, Former Director of International Oil Pollution Compensation Funds, Sweden
  • Dr Tabetha Kurtz-Shefford, IISTL, Swansea University, UK
  • Associate Professor George Leloudas, IISTL, Swansea University,UK
  • Mr Justice Males, Presiding Judge of the North East Circuit, High Court of England and Wales
  • Peter Macdonald-Eggers QC, 7 King’s Bench Walk, London, UK
  • Associate Professor Theodora Nikaki, IISTL, Swansea University, UK
  • Dr Frank Stevens, Erasmus University, The Netherlands
  • Professor Barış Soyer, Director, IISTL, Swansea University,UK
  • Dr. Jur. Bülent Sözer, Yeditepe University, Turkey
  • Professor Andrew Tettenborn, IISTL, Swansea University, UK
  • Emeritus Professor Rhidian D. Thomas, IISTL, Swansea University, UK

 

Registration, Fees & Accommodation

To register (and book university accommodation) please click the link here: Eventbrite  

  • Fee, inc. materials, dinner & accommodation for 2 nights (3-4 Sept): £440
  • Fee, inc. materials and dinner: £350
  • Fee (for Research Students) inc. materials, dinner & accommodation for 2 nights (3-4 Sept): £265
  • Fee (for Research Students) 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 28 August 2017

Questions & Further Information

Should you have any further queries, please direct your email to: Ms Stella Kounakou 806114@swansea.ac.uk

We looking forward to seeing you at Swansea. 

Professor B. Soyer

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IUU Fishing – Regulatory & Insurance Aspects

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IUU fishing is a global problem that threatens ocean ecosystems and sustainable fisheries. Various public law measures have been taken by the international community and the European Union to combat IUU fishing, but while these efforts, combined with those of various NGOs, have yielded positive results, it is believed that the insurance market could play a more active role in the fight against IUU fishing.

The primary object of this Symposium is to raise awareness of IUU fishing among stakeholders within the London insurance market. To facilitate discussion and inspire engagement from attendees, case studies within the context of the legal and insurance perspective will be presented by experts in the field. 

Speakers and Chairpersons include:

  • Lasse Gustavsson (Senior Vice President and Executive Director, Ocean Europe, Madrid)
  • Associate Professor George Leloudas (IISTL, Swansea University, Swansea)
  • Dana Miller (Marine Scientist, Oceana Europe, Dublin)
  • Kjetil Saeter (Investigative Journalist, Oslo)
  • Professor Barış Soyer (IISTL, Swansea University, Swansea)
  • David Vajnai (Vice President, Marsh Global Marine Practice, London)

Registration and other details:

The Seminar will be held at the Hallam Conference Centre (44 Hallam Street, London, W1W 6JJ) starting at 13:30.

A reception will be held directly after the event from 17:00 – 18:00. 

Register HERE 

Participation is free but please note that places are limited.

Notice of Lecture: Lord Clarke on Ethics

The Institute of International Shipping and Trade Law in the College of Law and Criminology at Swansea University has the pleasure of hosting a talk by Lord Clarke of the Supreme Court. 

 

When: Thursday 1st December 2016 from  6.30pm

Where: Richard Price Lecture Theatre, Richard Price Building, Swansea University

Speaker: Lord Clarke, Justice of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom

Subject: “Ethics”

 

This lecture is free of charge and open to the public.

Tea/coffee will be served prior to the lecture in the Foyer of Richard Price Building from 6.00pm onwards.

Annual Colloquium

A final reminder that there are a few spaces still available at the IISTL’s Annual Colloquium at Swansea, the premier event in the shipping and commercial lawyers’ calendar, on 15-16 September. The theme is charterparties (of all sorts). The size of the gathering is deliberately kept from becoming enormous in order to ensure that everyone has a chance to benefit and (we hope) discuss the issues.

Details here: programme here: registration paperwork here. Further enquiries to April Adanah on 01792 602487, or Prof Baris Soyer on 01792 295125.

New Book on Air Cargo Insurance published by Professor M Clarke and Dr G Leloudas

The most recent addition in the list of publications of IISTL members is the book entitled “Air Cargo Insurance” by Associate Professor George Leloudas and Professor Malcolm Clarke.

This exciting new book is the only one on the market that deals exclusively with air cargo insurance, and will therefore, be a vital addition to the collection of any practitioner, professional or academic working in the field. The book analyses the model policies and standard terms and conditions of air cargo insurance used in the London markets. The authors also provide readers with an invaluable perspective on cases in other jurisdictions, and the book discusses freight forwarders’ relations with airlines and addresses the possibility of recovery from third parties.

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