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

Other E-Discussions Out There

This is a blog for commercial lawyers. Three other blogs (or rather, one blog and two discussion lists) help keep us well-informed and deserve a plug.

First, there’s a new North American blog based at Harvard, entitled New Private Law: Project on the Foundations of Private Law. Started brilliantly and promises well. Go to http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/nplblog/

Second, the Association of American Law Schools’ AALS Contracts listserv. Mainly US, but some English and European input too. A listserv is essentially an email exchange facility. If you have a thought, you send it to their composite email address (aalscontracts@lists.umn.edu) and it automatically goes to all subscribers. Long threads can build up. You have to be a subscriber to participate. To become one, send an email to listserv@lists.umn.edu with just the wording SUBSCRIBE AALSCONTRACTS in the message body. Enquiries to the list owner at aalscontracts-request@lists.umn.edu. You get a steady trickle of emails, which occasionally becomes a gush when something sexy comes up.

Third, there’s the Obligations Discussion Group (ODG). Also a listserv; same principles as above. Run by the excellent Prof Jason Neyers at the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario, Canada. English and Commonwealth predominantly; some US. Intelligent, informal and fun. To join, contact Jason Neyers at jneyers@uwo.ca. A bit like London buses: you can go a long time with nothing at all and then your inbox gets deluged with argument for a few hours.

Andrew Tettenborn

24.09.2015