International Maritime Law Seminar Singapore 2019


Invitation and Programme

International Maritime Law Seminar Singapore the 16th May 2019

For more than ten years the International Maritime Law Seminar has been held annually in London. With an average attendance of more than 250 Insurance and Maritime Law specialists, the International Maritime Law Seminar has grown from a small event to one of the most heavily anticipated legal seminars in London.

We are proud to continue the International Maritime Law Seminar in Singapore with the second seminar taking place on Thursday 16th May. You and your colleagues are invited to attend this informative event. This year’s theme is “Recent Development in Maritime Law Around the World.”


12:00 – Registration

12:30 – Sandwiches, soft drinks and coffee/tea

13:00 – Special welcome by Maite Bolivar Klarup, South East Asia General Manager – BIMCO

13:10 – First Panel – Moderator Maite Bolivar Klarup

  • Johannes Grove Nielsen, Bech-Bruun: Hard Brexit – Danish impacts (part 1:2)
  • Henrik Hagberg, Thommessen: Hard Brexit – Norwegian impacts (part 2:2)
  • Jan Dreyer, ARNECKE SIBETH DABELSTEIN: The new EU-regulation on recycling of vessels – challenges to Owners and cash buyers
  • Joe Hurley, HWL Ebsworth: Securing Maritime claims in Australia

14:20 – Break

14:50 – Next Panel – Moderator Alvin Looi, Director (FD&D) Singapore – The North of England P&I Association Limited

  • Juan David Morgan, Morgan & Morgan: Recent Development in the Panama Canal
  • Gene O’Connor, Montgomery McCracken: MSC FLAMINIA container ship explosion/fire and litigation in NY and maybe the port of refuge problems this ship encountered
  • Charlotte van Steenderen, Van Steenderen Mainport Lawyers: Navigating into the digital waters
  • Amitava Majumdar (Raja), Bose & Mitra & Co: Liens – The Practicality of Exercising Liens in India

15:55 – Break

16:25 Last Panel – Moderator Craig Johnston, Senior Manager – Gard

  • Ricardo Rozas, Jorquiera & Rozas Abogados: Criminal liability for spills and other recent developments in Chile
  • Norman R. “Chip” Lezy, Cox Wooton Lerner Griffin & Hansen LLP: Recent Developments in U.S. Maritime Law Relating to Products Liability
  • Giorgio Cosulich, Studio Legale Mordiglia: Liabilities of cruise lines for terrorist attack during shore excursions under the Italian law perspective: The “Costa Fascinosa” case
  • Godofredo Mendes Vianna, Kincaid Mendes Vianna Advogados: Limitation of liability in Brazil: The New Jurisprudence
  • Diego de San Simon, San Simon & Duch: Validity of jurisdiction clauses in bills of lading under Spanish law: Recent developments from the Courts of Appeal


17:55 – Rounding up

18:00 – Drinks reception

20:00 – Close

Registration is complimentary.

Space is very limited and we strongly suggest to register as soon as possible to Barry Upton at:


Time and Place

Thursday 16 May 2019

From 12:00 pm at
Asian Civilisation Museum, Singapore

1 Empress PI, Singapore 178555R

Hamburger Allee 4
60486 Frankfurt am Main
Oberanger 34–36
80331 Munich
Große Elbstraße 36
22767 Hamburg
Kurfürstendamm 54/55
10707 Berlin
Am alten Handelshafen 3a
26787 Leer
Am Brauhaus 1
01099 Dresden