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Dear friends,

Further to our previous invitation, for those who have not yet registered for the half - day Eighth Annual International Maritime Law Seminar to be held at the Gibson’s Hall on September 26, 2013, which our firm is sponsoring, please note that there are just few places left. We urge you to sign up as soon as possible so as to ensure that you are able to attend.

This year we will have fifteen speakers from fourteen countries (two speakers for the US), addressing recent developments in maritime law within their respective jurisdictions. The final programme, speakers and topics will be as follows:


12:00 - 13:00 Registration & Lunch - Gibsons Hall
13 Bishopsgate, London EC2N 3BA, United Kingdom

13:00 - 13:15 Welcoming & Remarks

13:15 - 14:30 Session 1 - Moderator Nick Tonge

  • Adrian Dabinovic - Dabinovic & Co., Argentina
    "Aspects to consider in Shipping matters within the current Argentinean Economic measures"
  • Amitava Majumdar - Bose & Mitra & Co., India
    "The changing dynamics of arrest/ attachment in India."
  • Fernando Escamilla - Garza Tello Abogados, Mexico
    "Convention on Limitation of Liability for Maritime Claims, 1976 -recent interpretation by the Mexican Supreme Court of Justice-"
  • Marek Czernis - Marek Czernis & Co. Law Office, Poland
    "Regulations concerning the carriage of goods by sea in the Polish Maritime Code – de lege ferenda"
  • Jennifer L. Hoovers - Van Steenderen Mainport Lawyers, The Netherlands
    "Recent developments in Dutch maritime law: Ship arrests after the 'Costanza'”

14:30 - 14:45 Coffee Break

14:45 - 16:00 Session 2 - Moderator Dorothea Ioannou

  • Aldo Mordiglia - Studio Legale Mordiglia, Italy
    "A recent Italian award on salvors’ liability"
  • Godofredo Mendes - Kincaid I Mendes Vianna Advogados, Brazil
    "Arrest of ships under a Brazilian perspective and the Project of a new 'Maritime Code' "
  • Juan David Morgan - Morgan & Morgan, Panama
    "Arrest of Bunkers, Cargoes & Assets other than Ships in Panama"
  • Christophe Nicolas - Richemont Nicolas & Associes, France
    "Ship arrests in France: Latest developments"
  • Rupert Hansen - Cox, Wootton, Griffin, Hansen & Poulos, LLP, San Francisco, U.S.A.
    “Recent Developments in U.S. Maritime Law: A Modern Day Reexamination of What is a Vessel and What is a Maritime Contract, and Why It Matters”

16:00 - 16:15 Coffee Break

16:15 - 17:30 Session 3 - Moderator Joe Hurley

  • Johannes Grove Nielsen - Bech-Bruun, Denmark
    "Bunker-Arrest and Rights of Justice"
  • Jan Dreyer - Dabelstein & Passehl, Germany
    "The new German maritime law”
  • Ricardo Rozas - Jorquiera & Rozas Abogados, Chile
    "Changes in the Chilean marine insurance law, review of the Chilean conference immunity regime and other developments"
  • Luis de San Simon - San Simon & Duch, Spain
    "The “Prestige case”. The forthcoming judgement."
  • Alfred J. Kuffler - Montgomery McCracken Walker & Rhoads, New York, U.S.A.
    "The Tide Continues to Rise: Selected Developments in the Evolution of U. S. Maritime Law"

17:30 – 18:00 Industry Panel - Moderator Vince De Orchis

  • George Tsimis, Senior Vice President and General Counsel-Head of Claims, American Steamship Owners Mutual Protection and Indemnity Assoc.
  • Stephen Harper, General Counsel, Enterprises Shipping & Trading SA
  • Nick Tonge, Manager, North Insurance Management Ltd. As Managers for North of England P & I
  • Nicolas Wilmot, Special Adviser, Gard AS

Closing Cocktail Reception (18:00 onwards) - Gibsons Hall

The seminar is entirely free of charge. There will also be a light lunch served and a reception following so that guests will have time to meet each other and network amongst themselves. For further details on the 2013 programme and/or past seminars, please visit the Seminar’s website at

We hope that you will be able to attend the seminar this year. You are also welcome to share this invitation with your colleagues that may be interested in attending.

We look forward to seeing you next week!

With kind regards,

[LAW FIRM] (Nombre de la firma de abogados)