The International Maritime Law Seminar, now in its 14th year, will take place in London at Gibson Hall on 3 October 2019. 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 seminar in London.

One more year, San Simon & Duch will co-host the event together with different leading international maritime law firms coming from different jurisdictions.

Our colleague Luis de San Simón will participate in the very interesting Panel discussion – “Issues and Solutions Arising from IMO 2020 ULSFO Requirements”.


11:30 – Registration

12:00 – Finger Buffet, soft drinks and coffee/tea

13:00 – Intro, Nick Tonge, North of England

13:10 – Key Note Speaker Andrew Bardot, International Group of P&I Clubs: Global maritime regulation, calm seas or choppy waters ahead?

13:25 – First Panel, moderator Nick Tonge, North of England

·     Rafal Czyzyk, CMW Legal: EU Port Regulation 2017/352 and its negative impact on the EU member states seaports law – Polish seaports law case study

·     Max Morgan, Jorquiera & Rozas: Criminal liability for spills and other recent developments in Chile

·     Jamie C. S. Madriaga, Cox Wootton Lerner Griffin & Hansen LLP: Vessel owner exposure to punitive damages in the United States: the Supreme Court’s wades in again

·     Adrian Dabinovic, DABINOVIC – Lawyers: Ports strikes in Argentina, legal and practical consequences. Courts Interpretation

·     Tim Semenoro, MMWR: Big Ships, Big Fires, Big Problems – what’s involved and lessons learned

14:45 – Break

15:05 – Next Panel, moderator Monica Kohli, Gard

·     Aditya Krishnamurthy, Bose & Mitra & Co: Enforcing & Executing a foreign judgment/ arbitral award against assets located in India

·     Henrik Hagberg, Thommessen: Brexit impacts from a Norwegian Perspective

·     Filippo Pellerano, Studio Legale Mordiglia: Claims in tort against the actual carrier: will Hague Visby Rules apply? The Italian Courts perspective

·     Jan-Niklas Brons, Arnecke Sibeth Dabelstein: Update on arrest of vessels in Germany

·     Henri Najjar, Delviso Avocats: Unmanned ships: legal implications

16:25 – Break

16:45 – Last Panel: Panel discussion – Issues and Solutions Arising from IMO 2020 ULSFO Requirements, moderator Greg Poulos

·     Camilla Søgaard Hudson, Bech-Bruun

·     Charlotte van Steenderen, Van Steenderen Mainport

·     Luis Raven, Morgan & Morgan

·     Luis de San Simón, San Simón & Duch

·     Godofrdo Mendes Vianna, Kincaid | Mendes Vianna Advogados

17:50 – Closing Remarks

18:00 – Cocktail Reception

20:00 – Closing

Registration is complimentary.

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