IISTL Colloquium on Maritime Liabilities

We are thrilled to be hosting the 13th Annual IISTL Colloquium on Maritime Liabilities here at the College this Autumn!

The 13th Annual Colloquium of IISTL on Maritime Liabilities will be held in the Richard Price Lecture at the College of Law and Criminology on 4th-5th September.  

The annual gathering, sponsored by Informa and organised by the Institute of International Shipping and Trade Law (IISTL), is a regular fixture in the calendar of maritime lawyers. This year's event will be devoted to Maritime Liabilities in A Regional and Global Context: The EU and Beyond.

IISTL Colloquium on Maritime Liabilities‌ 

Topics covered will include:

  • Liabilities for ship recycling
  • Wreck removal – Nairobi and beyond
  • National and international oil pollution regimes – an uneasy coexistence
  • Pollution from oil rigs and offshore installations: legal issues arising
  • The boundaries of shipping liability law: what is a ship and why does it matter?
  • Ship arrest – yesterday’s conventions and today’s problems
  • Cyber risks and liabilities for marine sector
  • Smart containers
  • Passenger Liabilities- Life after BREXIT
  • Limitation of liability – new problems
  • Cross-border insolvency and maritime arbitration
  • Direct action against insurers and P & I Clubs
  • Jurisdiction and Choice of law after BREXIT 

Speakers and Chairpersons

Professor Lia Athanassiou

School of Law, Athens University, Greece


Associate Professor George Leloudas

IISTL, Swansea University, UK


Professor Simon Baughen

IISTL, Swansea University, UK


Mr Justice Males

Presiding Judge of the North-East Circuit, High Court of England and Wales


Professor Olivier Cachard

University of Lorraine, France


Peter Macdonald-Eggers QC

7 King’s Bench Walk, London, UK


Andrew Chamberlain, Partner and Mariner

Holman Fenwick Willan LLP, London, UK

Associate Professor Theodora Nikaki

IISTL, Swansea University, UK


Simon Cooper, Partner

Ince & Co LLP, London, UK


Dr Frank Stevens

Erasmus University, The Netherlands


Professor Marc Huybrechts

University of Antwerp, Belgium


Professor Barış Soyer, Director

IITSL, Swansea University, UK


Dr Henning Jessen

World Maritime University, Sweden


Dr. Jur. Bülent Sözer

Yeditepe University, Turkey


Mr Måns Jacobsson

Former Director of IOPCF, Sweden


Professor Andrew Tettenborn

IISTL, Swansea University, UK


Dr Tabetha Kurtz-Shefford

IISTL, Swansea University, UK


Emeritus Professor Rhidian D.Thomas

IISTL, Swansea University, UK


Registration, Fees & Accommodation

To register (and book university accommodation) please click here.

Early booking is recommended as places are limited.


General admission 

Including materials, dinner & accommodation for 2 nights (3-4 Sept): £440

Including materials and dinner: £350

Research students  

Including materials, dinner & accommodation for 2 nights (3-4 Sept): £265

Including materials & dinner: £175


Generously sponsored by Informa Law