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Swansea Law School's Institute of International Shipping and Trade Law held its 8th Annual International Colloquium at Swansea on 6-7 September 2012.
This year's event was dedicated to carriage by sea and other modes of transport and the relations between them; as ever, it created lively debate not only on carriers and cargo owners, but on the legal position of market participants such as terminal operators, freight forwarders and cargo insurers.
From left to right: Mr Simon Rainey QC (Quadrant Chambers), The Hon Mr Justice Blair, Mr Frank Stevens (Roosendaal Kezer Advocaten, Antwerp)
The meeting, very generously sponsored by Informa Publishing Ltd, attracted a record number of delegates to Swansea from the UK, Europe and beyond. Papers, presented by academics, practitioners and industry experts, included:
Mr Simon Baughen (Reader in Law, Bristol University)- Legal Position of Terminal Operators
Dr Ellen Eftestøl-Wilhelmsson (University of Helsinki and Scandinavian Institute of Maritime Law)- EU Developments in Multimodal Transport
Christopher Hancock QC (20 Essex Street, London)- Multimodal Carriage and Limitation
Dr Marian Hoeks (Erasmus School of Law, Rotterdam)- CMR Convention from a Continental Perspective
Dr George Leloudas (IISTL, Swansea University)- Multimodal Transport under the Warsaw and Montreal Convention Regimes
Mr Craig Neame (Partner, Holman, Fenwick & Willan, London)- Who Contracts With Whom? A Case Study: Far East Imports
Dr Theodora Nikaki (IISTL, Swansea University)- Is There A Need for A Distinct Legal Regime for Carriage of Goods by Land?
Simon Rainey QC (Quadrant Chambers, London)- Impact of Piracy on Carriage of Goods by Sea
Professor Francis Reynolds QC (University of Oxford)- Legal Position of Freight Forwarders
Mr Dan Soffin (Solicitor, Gates & Partners, London & New York)- Integrating International Air and Road Carriage: Operational and Liability Issues
Professor Barış Soyer (IISTL, Swansea University)- Cargo Insurance and Multimodal Transport
Mr Frank Stevens (Roosendaal Kezer Advocaten, Antwerp)- Liability for Defective Containers
Professor Andrew Tettenborn (IISTL, Swansea University)- Bills of Lading and Multimodal Transport Documents
Professor D. Rhidian Thomas (IISTL, Swansea University)- The Role of Transport Documents in Multimodal Transport
Professor Richard Williams (IISTL, Swansea University)- Liability of Carriers and Subcontractors under the Rotterdam Rules
Professor Francis Reynolds QC (University of Oxford) delivering his paper
The Hon Mr Justice Blair was actively involved in the discussions, and chaired one of the sessions. Commenting on the event afterwards, Professor B. Soyer, the Director of the IISTL, said: “The IISTL Colloquia, first launched in 2005, have swiftly established themselves as a highlight of the academic programme concerning maritime law in Europe. It gives us a great pleasure to make a contribution to the maritime learning and practice by holding this event. The significant increase in the number of delegates attending this year’s Colloquium is a clear indication that the IISTL is a leading player in maritime education and that the maritime sector fully embraces the IISTL and its ethos.”
The papers presented at the event will, as always, be published in book form. The finished work will be produced by Informa Publishing Ltd and is expected to appear in early 2013.
- Thursday 13 September 2012 01.00 BST
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