International Maritime Law Seminar Singapore the 16th May 2019

The next 16 May 2019, the International Maritime Law Seminar will be held for its second time in Singapore. One more year, San Simon & Duch will co-host the event together with different leading international maritime law firms coming from different jurisdictions.

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.

After the huge success of the inaugural seminar in Singapore in 2018, we are delighted to be back again in Singapore. This year’s theme is “Recent Development in Maritime Law around the World.”

The International Maritime Law Seminar is a half day complimentary event, that will take place at the beautiful Asian Civilisation Museum. This year we will have thirteen speakers, addressing recent developments in maritime and transport law within their respective jurisdictions.

Our colleague Diego de San Simón will have the honor to be speaker, giving a presentation on the “Validity of jurisdiction clauses in bills of lading under Spanish law: Recent developments from the Courts of Appeal”.

The seminar will be divided into three sessions and presentations will be provided by some of the most recognized and qualified international attorneys in the field of maritime law.

We hope to see a lot of friends and colleagues!


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: