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
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 is28 August 2017
Questions & Further Information
Should you have any further queries, please direct your email to: Ms Stella Kounakou firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
International Trade and Carriage of Goods: Emerging Issues and Legal Problems in Contemporary Practice
It has been a decade since the Law School’s Institute of International Shipping and Trade Law (IISTL) launched its annual international colloquia with a view to providing a forum for discussing contemporary and controversial aspects of shipping, trade and commercial law.
From modest and experimental beginnings in 2005, since then these colloquia have grown exponentially and established themselves as a key event in the commercial maritime law calendar. Today they attract not only the best academics in the area from the UK, Europe and elsewhere, but also large numbers of leading lawyers, judges and executives from shipbroking, P & I, banking and other businesses.
This year’s event, the eleventh in the series, was held on 10-11 September at Swansea and was devoted to international sale contracts and related issues such as carriage issues, documentary credits and cargo insurance. It was fully embraced by the international shipping and trade community, attracting 72 delegates from 11 jurisdictions. In addition to academics, lawyers, arbitrators and P & I interests were represented; from the commercial judiciary we were delighted to welcome the Hon. Mr Justice Males (Presiding Judge of the North Eastern Circuit), who enthusiastically participated in the debates and chaired one of the sessions. Apart from academics from the IISTL, namely Professors Baughen, Soyer, Tettenborn and Williams and Associate Professor Theodora Nikaki, the following academics and practitioners presented papers at the event:
Professor Olivier Cachard (University of Lorraine, France); Professor Jason Chuah (Head of Department, The City Law School, City University London); Sara Cockerill QC (Essex Court Chambers);Dr Miriam Goldby (Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary, University of London); Damian Honey (Partner, Holman Fenwick Willan LLP); Ruth Hosking (Quadrant Chambers); Peter MacDonald-Eggers QC (7 King’s Bench Walk and IISTL); Simon Rainey QC (Quadrant Chambers and IISTL); Stuart Shepherd (Partner, Ince & Co LLP); Professor Michael Sturley (University of Texas, Austin); and Dr Frank Stevens (Roosendaal Kezer Advocaten, Antwerp).
From left to right: Professor James Hu (Shanghai Maritime University), Professor Richard Williams (IISTL) and Professor Olivier Cachard (University of Lorraine, France)
The Colloquium dinner, most generously sponsored by leading commercial law publisher Informa Law and entertainingly hosted by Head of College Professor Elwen Evans QC, was held at Sketty Hall. Informa (to whom, as ever, the IISTL remains enormously grateful) has also agreed to publish the papers presented at the Colloquium in book format in 2016, thus continuing another excellent traditional.
Talking after the event, Professor Soyer, Director of the IISTL, commented:
“The fact that this year’s Colloquium attracted record numbers of delegates from all around the world, including the US and China, is a clear sign that this event has been taken to heart by the shipping and trade community and is a permanent fixture. I would like to thank all those who helped: delegates, speakers and chairpersons, and also my colleagues at the IISTL who provided their unstinting support. I am leading a talented group of individuals here at the IISTL, who have enormous respect for each other and the sector that we aim to serve. They exemplify everything that is good about diversity and co-operation, and this becomes ever more obvious during events like this!
A number of events are planned for 2016, and the IISTL will continue to work towards achieving one of its key missions: namely bridging the gap between academia and practice.”
Professor Baris Soyer (Director, IISTL) presenting his paper