9th International Conference of Maritime Law

The Piraeus Bar Association and the Organizing Committee welcome you on the site of the 9th International Conference of Maritime Law. The forthcoming Conference is the sequel of a well-known and prestigious tradition, established 24 years ago, which provides the framework for the meeting, at regular intervals of maritime academics, practitioners, public officers and experts from all over the world and the fruitful exchange of ideas on topics of high theoretical and practical interest.

The 9th International Conference of Maritime Law will be held in Piraeus from 13 to 15 October 2016 and will deal with Maritime Safety and Security: Legal implications to ships, cargo and the human element.

We are looking forward to welcome you in Piraeus.



For the Piraeus Bar Association For the Organizing Committee
The President of the Board
Georgios Stamatogiannis
The President
Professor Lia I. Athanassiou

Previous Conferences


Christine BERG 

Dr. Christine Berg heads the Maritime Safety Unit of the Directorate General for Mobility and Transport of the European Commission. The unit strives to develop and implement policies and legislation for the promotion of quality shipping and for the prevention of accidents and pollution caused by ships.


Andrew Cutler joined Tindall Riley (Britannia) Ltd, managers of The Britannia Steam Ship Insurance Association Limited, in 2006. Working initially on the claims side, he took over as CEO in July 2012.

John Arnold WITTE Jr

Full Time with DONJON Marine, co., Inc. (Hillside, NJ) since 1982, Mr. Witte is currently Executive Vice President and Senior Salvage Master. In that role, he has day-to-day operations oversight of Donjon’s Marine Salvage, Demolition, Marine Transportation and Heavy Lift Operations.


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.


Professor Huybrechts obtained his Doctorate degree from the Catholic University of Leuven in 1964 and continued his studies in the U.S. as a Fulbright scholar, where he obtained a LL.M degree from Berkeley. He started his academic career in 1971 when he was appointed as professor of Law at the Antwerp University (UFSIA). In 2005 he was appointed as auxiliary justice at the Antwerp Court of Appeal up to retirement age in 2008. In the past he was also an auxiliary judge at the Court of First instance in Antwerp and from 1975 till 1978 he was a full time judge at the Commercial Court of Antwerp. Since 2006 he is an arbitrator in the International Maritime Conciliation and Mediation Panel (London). Professor Huybrechts is the editor for transport law of the Encyclopaedia of International Law (Kluwer publishers) and a member of the advisory Board of the International Journal of Maritime Law.

Young Maritime Prize - Piraeus 2016

Young Maritime Prize – Piraeus 2016

Call for expression of interest

Cultural Events

In the context of the 9th International Conference of Maritime Law an exhibition of paintings and sculpture by two reputable artists, is going to take place at the Piraeus Port Authority.


Information - Registrations: Nomiki Bibliothiki, www.nb.org 

Eleni Stefanidi, Tel.: 210 3678858, E-Mail stefanel@nb.org 

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