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Shipping Disputes: Shaping New Law into Solution-Focused Answers for Your Clients

  • Tuesday, 28th April 2020
  • The Caledonian Club 9 Halkin Street London SW1X 7DR
  • 5 hrs CPD

£249 + VAT

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Answers to 11 Thorny Questions: Directly from 8 QCs and Solicitors of Outstanding Ability

  1. Registration and coffee

  2. Chair's Introduction

    Shipping disputes: Shaping new law into solution-focused answers for your clients

    Chaired by: David Pitlarge of Hill Dickinson

    David is a "fantastic" shipping lawyer. He has expertise in both wet and dry shipping matters covering maritime casualties, charter parties and shipbuilding contracts.

  3. Rubicon Vantage

    How has the "Rubicon Vantage" changed existing thinking on when a parent company is liable as a guarantor, for its subsidiary under a charter obligation?

    How at risk are clients?

    Answered by: Vasanti Selvaratnam QC

    Vasanti "is incredibly eloquent – conveying complicated points simply, precisely and easily - her clients love her." She acted in the Rubicon Vantage litigation.

  4. Anti-suit injunctions

    What is realistic and achievable when arguing for an anti-suit injunction where there is no contractual relationship between two parties?

    Has the “Chang Hang Guang Rong" moved the law?

    Answered by: Sara Masters QC

    Sara is “a brilliant silk for shipping - especially well-known for her advocacy in anti-suit injunctions and cross-border disputes." She acted in The Chang Hang Guang Rong.

  5. Morning coffee

  6. Renos

    What are the implications - practical and legal - of the Renos case, including the use of SOPIC and what can be claimed in a CTL calculation?

    Answered by: Chirag Karia QC

    Chirag is "one of the most effective shipping barristers at the bar - producing superb results." He is joint editor of ‘Butterworths Commercial Court and Arbitration Pleadings’.

  7. Halliburton

    Despite the controversy and hullaballoo, is the status quo going to survive the Halliburton litigation, over arbitrators' impartiality and involvement in multiple disputes around similar facts?

    Answered by: James Leabeater QC

    James is "going to be a star QC of the future." "His career will continue to go from strength to strength." He acted in The 'Elin', over liability for the carriage of deck cargo.

  8. Overrun

  9. Lunch

  10. Force majeure

    Applying the decision in Classic Maritime v Limbungan, what - right now - is the limit of force majeure, "but for" causation, recovery of damages and "wait and see"?

    Answered by: Sean O'Sullivan QC

    Sean is “an absolute star: thoughtful, assiduous and a case winner.” He acted in a USD400 million dispute over the welding of structures for an offshore wind farm.

  11. Burden of proof

    With Volcafe invoked in virtually every cargo claim, what counts and what will sway the Court when trying to stop the burden of proof from shifting to the carrier?

    Answered by: Michael Collett QC

    Michael "has a great strategic eye, superb knowledge, and a pragmatic and commercial approach." He acted in the Sea Master, a jurisdictional dispute over bills of lading.

  12. Seaworthiness

    How far has the decision in “CMA CGM LIBRA" shifted the boundaries of seaworthiness and due diligence?

    Why is it such a concern and why does it matter for clients?

    Answered by: John Russell QC

    John is Shipping Silk of the Year for 2020 and acted in The CMA CGM LIBRA litigation and Volcafe. "He is an exceptionally pragmatic, commercial and skilled silk."

  13. Overrun

  14. Close of conference

All speaker quotes are taken from Chambers Directory, Who’s Who Legal or Legal 500

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