Thursday, 26 May 2022

09.00-9.30 Registration of Participants and distribution of the conference materialEugenides Foundation
09.30-10.00 Opening of the Conference by the Minister of Maritime Affairs and Insular Policy, Mr. Ioannis PLAKIOTAKIS
Address to the Conference Participants from the President of the Piraeus Bar Association, Mr. Ilias I. KLAPPAS
  Chairperson: Leonidas DEMETRIADES-EUGENIDES, President of Eugenides Foundation
10.00-10.25 Lars Robert PEDERSEN, Deputy Secretary General - BIMCO
Key regulatory and commercial challenges for 2022 Shipping Industry and the appropriate solutions.
10.25-10.50 Tomas HEIDAR, Vice-President – International Tribunal of the Law of the Sea (ITLOS)
Private claims made by Flag States in respect to the operation of ships, within the UNCLOS framework: The Jurisprudence of ITLOS.
10.50-11.15 Lia ATHANASSIOU, Professor – Athens Law School, Attorney-at-law, President of the Organizing Committee
The impact of COVID-19 on ships’ operation: legal assessment.<
11.15-11.40 Discussion
11.40-12.10 Coffee break
  Chairperson: Lorenzo SCHIANO DI PEPE, Professor – University of Genoa
12.10-12.30 George THEOCHARIDIS, Professor of Maritime Law & Policy - World Maritime University, Malmö, Sweden - Attorney- at-law
The problem of fraudulent registration and its repercussions for shipping.
12.30 -12.50 Vincent POWER, Vincent POWER, Chairman – European Maritime Law Organization, Attorney-at-law1
How may those in the Shipping Industry Co–operate and Consolidate Lawfully under EU Competition Law? – A Practical Guide.
12.50-13.10 Victoria ATHANASSOPOULOU, Assoc. Professor – Aegean University, Attorney-at-law
The applicable law to foreign shipping companies established in Greece.


THIRD SESSION (afternoon)
  Chairperson: Yosef TSALAGANIDIS, Emeritus President of the Supreme Court (Areios Pagos)
16.30-16.50 George LELOUDAS, Assoc. Professor – University of Swansea
Autonomous ships: Regulatory challenges and contractual revisions.
16.50-17.10 Frank STEVENS, Assoc. Professor – Erasmus School of Law
Smart contracts in shipping operations: Legal issues.
17.10-17.30 Michael NOLAN Q.C.2
Impact of technology on sea carrier’s obligations.
17.30-18.15 Coffee break
FOURTH SESSION (afternoon)
  Chairperson: Angeliki FRANGOU, Chairperson & C.E.O – Navios Maritime Holdings S.A.
18.15-18.40 Frederick KENNEY, Director of Legal and External Affairs – IMO
Transparency at IMO and in shipping: rule changes and recent developments.
18.40-19.00 Baris SOYER, Professor – University of Swansea, Director of the Institute of Shipping and Trade Law
“Cyber risks”: Liabilities and Insurance Law issues.
19.00-19.20 Manolis KONSTANTINIDIS, Dr.jur., Attorney-at-law
The impact of sanctions on charterparties.
19.20-20.30 Discussion
  Friday, 27 May 2022
  ChairpersonFokion KARAVIAS, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) – EUROBANK SA
9.30-9.50 Theodore SYRIOPOULOS, Professor-Chair, Ports Management and Shipping Dpt. NKUA, Visiting Professor - LL.M Maritime Law, Athens Law School
Alternative Financing Instruments in shipping business: An economic approach.
9.50-10.10 Stephen GIRVIN, Professor, National University of Singapore, Director, Centre for Maritime Law
The modern forms of shipping finance: Legal implications.
10.10-10.30 George IATRIDIS-RAMANTANIS, Attorney-at-law
Demise charter: navigating between finance and operation.
10.30-11.00 Discussion
11.00-11.20 Coffee break
  Chairperson: Stefano ZUNARELLI, Professor - University of Bologna
11.20-11.40 Regina ASARIOTIS, Chief of Policy & Legislation Section, Division on Technology & Logistics, UNCTAD
Climate Change Impacts on ports – some considerations arising for commercial maritime law.
11.40-12.00 Ellen EFTESTÖL, Professor - University of Helsinki, adjunct Prof. Univ. of Oslo,
Greening shipping - EU and IMO on different paths?
12.00-12.20 Ioannis ANDROULAKIS, Ass. Professor – Athens Law School, Attorney-at-law
Modern risks and criminal liabilities in shipping business.
12.20-13.00 Discussion
  Chairperson: Grigoris TIMAGENIS, Ph.D., Attorney-at-law, President - Hellenic Maritime Law Association
16.30-16.50 Gaël PIETTE, Professeur – Université de Bordeaux
En quête d’uniformité en matière des documents entraînant application des Règles Hague–Visby
16.50-17.10 Charles DEBATTISTA, Counsel/Arbitrator, former Professor - University of Southampton
Can Carriers still limit their liability? Judicial restrictions on limitation and how to get out of them.

Loukas ZYGOUROS, Dr.jur., Attorney-at-law
The obligation of seaworthiness “revisited”, in the light of new regulatory intervention in shipping.

17.30-18.00 Coffee break
EIGHTH SESSION (afternoon)
  Chairperson: George GERAPETRITIS, Professor, Athens Law School – Minister for Cabinet
 18.00-18.20 Gaute SIVERTSEN, Director - IOPC Funds
The international maritime liability regimes: Future Challenges.
 18.20-18.40 Nikos KONSTANTINIDIS, Dr.Jur., Attorney-at-law, Legal Department - Piraeus Port Authority
Seeking a suitable regulatory framework for compensating pollution damages caused by drilling platforms: a risk of massive claims.
 18.40-19.00 Christopher DAVIS, President - Comité Maritime International (CMI), Attorney-at-law3
Protecting foreign shipping companies under US insolvency proceedings (US Chapters 11 & 15).



Reception at the Foyer of the Eugenides Foundation

  Saturday, 28 May 2022
  Chairperson: Sir Bernard RIX, f. Lord Justice of Appeal, Visiting Lecturer – Queen Mary University
09.00-10.00 Dieter SCHWAMPE, Professor – University of Hamburg, Attorney-at-law, Vice President - Comité Maritime International (CMI)
Breaking the owner’s right to global limitation – the latest Unified Interpretations of December 2021 revisited.
10.00-10.20 Vassilis VERNICOS, LLM, Attorney-at-law
Issues arising from the distribution of limitation funds.
10.20-10.40 Philippe DELEBECQUE, Professor, Université Paris I-Panthéon -Sorbonne
Les effets extraterritoriaux de la constitution du fonds de limitation
10.40-11.15 Discussion
11.15-11.30 Coffee break
  Chairperson: Christos TZANERRIKOS, Vice President, Supreme Court (Areios Pagos)
11.30-11.50 Kyriakos OIKONOMOU, Former Judge, Supreme Court (Areios Pagos)
“Inverse” piercing of the corporate veil and maritime claims.
11.50-12.10 Nikolaos KATIFORIS, Assoc. Professor – Athens Law School, Attorney-at-law
Assessment of the danger justifying ship’s arrest under the 1952 Arrest Convention.
12.10-12.30 Dimitrios TSIKRIKAS, Professor- Athens Law School, Attorney-at-law
The opposability of arbitration clauses to third parties in maritime transactions.
12.30-13.15 Interventions – Discussion
13.15 End of the Conference

* The program may be subject to minor modifications.
1 Partner, A&L Goodbody
2 Quadrant Chambers
3 Partner– Baker Donelson New Orleans


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