City Law School hosts 4th Maritime Law Symposium on 2nd October

City Law School hosts 4th Maritime Law Symposium on 2nd October

City Law School hosts 4th Maritime Law Symposium on 2nd October

Over 300 persons attended this successful event at the Hilton Athens 

The City University London’s City Law School (CLS) staged its 4th Maritime Law Symposium at the Hilton Hotel in Athens, Greece, on 2nd October.

The successful event was attended by over 300 participants and was hosted free of charge by the CLS in recognition of City graduates working within the shipping industry in Greece.

It also provided an opportunity for legal, maritime industry professionals to update their knowledge of legal developments in the area of shipping and maritime operations.

Organised by Anna Katsoulaki, the Program Director of City’s Maritime Law LL.M in Athens, the Symposium featured several experts in the field of maritime law commercial shipping and marine engineering.

The keynote speaker was Chris Kidd, Head of Shipbuilding, Ince & Co London. His presentation was on “Refund guarantees: are they worth the paper they are written on?”

Apostolos Poulovassilis, Regional Manager Lloyd’s Register Greece addressed the issue of  “Safety, the environment and economics: a classification society’s role and responsibility – Case Study: The China Shipbuilding Story”.

Other featured speakers included Professor Chris Ryan (CLS), City’s Professor of Marine Engineering,  Professor John Carlton (Future trends and implementation challenges for marine propulsion systems) and Manolis Andreoulakis, Legal Advisor at Eletson Corp (Greece) who gave an insightful talk on The main areas in the shipbuilding contract to be watchful of from an owner’s experience..

Professor of Commercial and Maritime Law, at CLS, Professor Jason Chuah said:

The 4th Maritime Law Symposium follows on from a very successful symposium held last year; the theme this time around is on ‘Legal Developments in Shipbuilding’ – a highly topical and significant subject for shipbuilders, business and industry. We at the City law School are pleased to have supported this important forum in Greece, a prominent nation in the maritime industry.


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