Leonidas Demetriades Eugenides was born in Athens in 1958. He has got B.Sc. in Economics from the University of Athens and M.Sc in Transport Economics from PCL of London. He is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Transport M.C.I.T. He has been elected Member of the Board of the Union of Greek Shipowners as from 1996, Secretary of the Union of the Greek Shipowners from February 2000 through February 2003 and Treasurer from February 2003 through February 2012.


Esben Poulsson, Chairman of International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), has worked in the maritime industry for over 40 years. He spent 20 years with TORM in a variety of senior management positions in Hong Kong, London, Copenhagen and, most recently, as President and CEO of TORM Singapore before stepping down in December, 2009. Today he is Chairman of Enesel, a Singapore based commercial management and ship owning entity, managing 14 large modern container vessels all under the Singapore Flag.

Souichirou KOZUKA

Prof. Souichirou KOZUKA is Professor of Law at Gakushuin University. In 1992 he finished his LL.B. studies at Tokyo University and until 1995 he was Research Associate to Prof. Seiichi Ochiai (Tokyo University). In 2007 he completed his Ph. D. in law, at Tokyo University.


Justice Tomas Heidar is Judge of International Tribunal of the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) since 2014. He is President of the Chamber for fisheries since 2017 and member of the Special Chamber formed to deal with the Dispute concerning delimitation of the maritime boundary between Mauritius and Maldives in the Indian Ocean (Mauritius/Maldives).


Lorenzo Schiano di Pepe is a Full Professor at the Department of Law of the University of Genoa where he teaches “European Union Law” (in Italian) and “International and European Law of the Sea” (in English). He is also a teacher of “Legal Aspects of Hydrography” at a master’s course programme in “Marine Geomatics” held at the Italian Navy’s Institute of Hydrography.


George Theocharidis is a Professor of Maritime Law & Policy at World Maritime University. He is Member of the Piraeus Law Bar and a qualified advocate before Areios Pagos (Supreme Court) with litigation practice. George is holder of LL.M. degree from the University of Cambridge (UK) and a Ph.D. from Aristotle University (Greece).

Vincent POWER

Dr. Vincent Power is bachelor graduate of University College Cork (Distinguished Alumnus), and Master and PhD graduate of Cambridge University. He is Adjunct Professor of Law at University College Cork and Visiting Professor of EU Law at Dalhousie University in Canada, while he also lectures at the Law Society of Ireland.


Victoria Athanassopoulou obtained her Law Degree at the Faculty of Law of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and her Ph.D in Commercial and Maritime Law at the University of Hamburg. In her Thesis “Schiffsunternehmen und Schiffsüberlassungsverträge” (Mohr Siebeck Verlag, Tübingen, 2005, 284 pages, Max-Planck Institut für ausländisches und internationales Privatrecht, Studien zum ausländischen und internationalen Privatrecht, 151) she introduces a fundamental new approach to the concept of the ship as an enterprise.


Panos Laskaridis was born in 1947. He holds a Mechanical Engineering Degree from Braunschweig University in Germany, a Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Kings College and a Master’s Degree in Naval Architecture from University College in London. In 1977 he has established Laskaridis Shipping Co.Ltd. and Lavinia Corporation.


Professor Soyer directs the Institute of International Shipping and Trade Law at Swansea University and is a member of the British Maritime Law Association and British Insurance Law Association. He is the author of Warranties in Marine Insurance (2001), Marine Insurance Fraud (2014) and many articles published in journals such as Cambridge Law Journal, Law Quarterly Review, Edinburg Law Review, Lloyd’s Maritime & Commercial Law Quarterly, the Journal of Business Law, the Torts Law Journal and the Journal of Contract Law. Warranties in Marine Insurance won the Cavendish Book Prize 2001, and was awarded the British Insurance Law Association Charitable Trust Book Prize in 2002 for its contribution to insurance literature. Marine Insurance Fraud also won the latter prize in 2015.

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