Interlegal Online Conference Shipping & Trade day – COVID 19


December 9 Start: 11.00 CET 

The spread of COVID-19 has become one of the biggest threats to the world as we know it. Profound implications have been felt around the world and uncertainty grows on a seemingly daily basis. Interlegal invites shipping & trade professionals to join Online Shipping & Trade Day to discuss how to navigate the implications of COVID-19 upon our industry, how to deal with growing uncertainty and adapt to global changes. At our event we would like to focus on key shipping segments – container ships, dry bulk and oil tankers, ports and terminals, insurers – and also on procedures at courts and arbitration institutions. Everybody was waiting for Force Majeure, “Frustration” Clauses and Ports, Deviation and Quarantine of Ships followed by operational and regulatory compliance. What really happened and what to expect in 2021. 

Themes to be discussed:

– Shipping and COVID-19 – Legal Impacts

– Modern Trends for Dispute Resolution 

– COVID-19 and International Trade: What to Expect

– COVID-19 and International ArbitrationModerator: Arthur Nitsevych, partner, InterlegalAgenda

COVID-19 related clauses by BIMCO
Soren Larsen, Deputy Secretary General, BIMCO

Virtual Hearings by LMAA
Daniella Horton, Honorary Secretary and Full Member, The London Maritime Arbitrators Association, United Kingdom

The Impact of Covid 19 on ship arrests in Cyprus
George Zambartas, Head of shipping and corporate law Dept., Ince, Cyprus

Cargo recovery in a Covid-19 environment
Anthony Desbrousses, Director, Marine Recoveries, United Kingdom

Trends for Dispute Resolution or COVID-19 and International Arbitration in Asia
Naiyachon Tathong, Managing Partner, JTJB International Lawyers, Thailand

Use of tankers as floating storage and legal disputes between the owner of the stored oil products and the owners of the shore-based storage as a consequence of the COVID disruption.
Luis de San Simon, Partner, San Simon & Duch, Spain

Covid-19 and Ship’s Crews – What does P&I Club cover?
Alberto Batini, Partner, BTG Legal, Italy

Covid-19 and shipping in the Adriatic Sea
Maja Radunovic, Karanovic & Partners, South Eastern Europe

COVID 19 and “force majeure” under French law
Sebastien Lootgieter, Partner, Villeneau Rohart Simon & Associes, France

COVID 19 impact on shipping industry in United States
George M. Chalos, Partner, CHALOS & Co, P.C., USA

Force majeure clauses in charter parties in regard of Covid 19
Andrea Bastlein, Partner, Dr. Schackow & Partner Rechtsanwalte PartGmbB, Germanу

LMAA Small Claims Procedure: traps to avoid
George Lambrou, ICC, LCIA, LMAA arbitrator, partner, Keystone Law

COVID -19 – a reason to examine your contracts?
Richad Faint, GAFTA ex-arbitrator, FOSFA arbitrator, United Kingdom