Thursday, 13 October 2016
9.00-9.30 Registration of Participants and distribution of the conference material
Piraeus Port Authority Hall
9.30-10.00 Opening of the Conference by His Excellency the President of the Hellenic Republic, Mr. Prokopios PAVLOPOULOS

Address to the Conference Participants from the President of the Piraeus Bar Association Mr. George STAMATOGIANNIS and the President of the Organizing Committee Prof. Lia I. ATHANASSIOU
  Chairman: Leonidas DIMITRIADIS-EUGENIDES, President of the Eugenides Foundation
10.00-10.25 Andrew CUTLER, Chief Executive Officer of Tindall Riley (Britannia) Limited, Managers of Britannia Club
Mandatory rules imposed on shipping and their insurance cost
10.25-10.50 John WITTE, President International Salvage Union (ISU)
Salvage, Safety, the regulatory environment and protection for the salvor
10.50-11.15 Christine BERG, Head of Unit, Maritime Safety, European Commission (Directorate General for Mobility and Transport)
Future Challenges for the European Maritime Safety Regime
11.15-11.40 Discussion
11.40-12.10 Coffee break
  Chairman: Marc HUYBRECHTS, em. Professor, University of Leuven
12.10-12.30 Aldo CHIRCOP, Professor, Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University, Nova-Scotia, Canada
State responsibility and Places of Refuge for Ships: Issues and Prospects
12.30 -12.50 Thomas SCHOENBAUM, Professor of Law - George Washington University- School of Law Elena C. OGUIZA, Attorney- at- Law 
New regime for US port security: legal implications for ships calling at US ports
12.50-13.10 Nikolaos KONSTANTINIDIS, Dr.iur. - Attorney-at-law, Legal Department, Piraeus Port Authority
The port services regulation as a tool of enhancing safety at sea
13.10-13.40 Discussion


THIRD SESSION (afternoon)
  Chairman: Giorgio BERLINGIERI, Attorney-at-law, President- Italian Association of Maritime Law, Vice-President of the CMI
16.30-16.50 Andrew TETTENBORN, Professor, Law School- University of Swansea
Obligations and liability of the bank/financier for unsafe vessel
16.50-17.10 Howard BENNETT, Professor of Commercial Law - University of Nottingham
Insurance Act 2015 Reforms to Warranties
17.10-17.30 Henning JESSEN, Professor, University of Hamburg - Institute for the Law of the Sea & Maritime Law / World Maritime University (Malmö), Sweden
Safe and environmentally sound ship recycling: obligations and liabilities under public international and EU Law
17.30-18.00 Coffee break


FOURTH SESSION (afternoon)
  Chairman: Dimitrios KRANIS, Justice of the Supreme Court (Areios Pagos), General Director - National School of Judges
18.00-18.20 Klaus RAMMING, Dr.iur., Co-Chairman German Maritime Association, University of Hamburg
Salvage vs. Wreck Removal - Qualification of the Contractor's Operations and other Issues
18.20-18.40 Kyriakos OIKONOMOU, Judge-President, Piraeus Court of Appeal
Liability and compensation for damages from ship-collisions
18.40-19.00 Georgios ORFANIDIS, Professor, Law School-University of Athens
Claims arising from the wrecking and the auction of the ship
19.00-20.00 Discussion
20.00 Reception at the Atrium of the Congress Hall of the Piraeus Port Authority


Friday, 14 October 2016
  Chairman: Bϋlent SÖZER, Professor - Yeditepe University
9.30-9.50 Dimitrios CHRISTODOULOU, Ass. Professor, Law School- University of Athens
Safe port clauses in charterparties
9.50-10.10 Frank SMEELE, Professor- Erasmus School of Law
The Shipowner's responsibility for stowage in case of FIOs clauses
10.10-10.30 James HU, Professor- Shanghai Maritime University
Transport of dangerous goods and shipper's liability under Chinese Law and Rotterdam Rules
10.30-11.00 Discussion
11.00-11.20 Coffee Break


  Chairman: Pavlos AVRAMEAS, Attorney-at-law
11.20-11.40 Ralph DE WIT, Professor- University of Brussels, University of Antwerp & Antwerp Maritime Academy
Liability for damages in the context of the combined transport of goods
11.40-12.00 Nikolaos GERASIMOU, Attorney-at-law - Antonios KOUTSOFIOS, Attorney-at-law
Liability for damages arising from the carriage of goods and vehicles by sea without bill of lading: issues and prospects
12.00-12.20 Polychronis TSIRIDIS, Dr.iur, Attorney-at-law
Penal jurisdiction in matters of safety rules infringements: the Norman Atlantic case
12.20-13.00 Discussion


  Chairman: Evanghelos PERAKIS, em. Professor, Law School- University of Athens, President, Association of Greek Commercialists
16.30-16.50 Kensuke KOBAYASHI, Legal Counsel IOPC Funds
Recent developments within the International Oil Pollution Compensation Regime
16.50-17.10 Lia ATHANASSIOU, Professor, Law School- University of Athens
Charterer's liability for pollution damages

Olivier CACHARD, Professor - Faculty of Law of Nancy
Les sociétés de classification et la Convention CLC: le droit positif après l'arrêt Erika

17.30-18.00 Coffee break


EIGHTH SESSION (afternoon) - Round Table

"Legal issues arising from piracy"
Moderator: Grigorios TIMAGENIS, Dr. iur., Attorney-at-law, President of the Hellenic Association of Maritime Law
1. Rosalie BALKIN, former Director Legal Affairs - Assistant Secretary-General IMO

The IMO perspective 
2. Grant HUNTER, 
Chief Officer-Legal & Contractual Affairs BIMCO

The impact of piracy on charter parties and transport contracts 

3. Hilton STANILAND, Professor of Maritime Law-University of Southampton

Piracy and some liability issues for the shipowner 
4. Alexandra COUVADELLI, 
Senior Claims Director UK P&I Club 

Insurance law issues 

5. Maria GAVOUNELI, Ass. Professor, Law School - University of Athens

The consequences of piracy




Discussion, interventions 

Saturday, 15 October 2016
  Chairman: Georgios MICHALOPOULOS, Professor, Law School- University of Athens
10.00-10.20 Philippe DELEBECQUE, Professor - Université de Paris-I-Panthéon-Sorbonne L'indemnisation dans le cadre du transport des passagers et de croisières
10.20-10.40 Cornelia DELOUKA IGLESI, Professor - University of Piraeus
The protection of passengers at sea as consumers
10.40-11.00 Georges POLITAKIS, Legal Adviser ILO
MLC: Implementation & challenges
11.00-11.20 Discussion
11.20-11.40 Coffee Break 

  Chairman: Evanghelos TSOUROULIS, Attorney-at-law, former President of the CCBE
11.40-12.00 Frederick KENNEY, Director, Legal and External Affairs IMO
IMO regulatory framework vis-a-vis the migration by sea
12.00-12.20 Francesco MUNARI, Professor- University of Genoa
Salvage and rescue of human lives and migrants
12.20-13.00 Interventions - Discussion
13.00 Prize award "YOUNG MARITIME PRIZE- PIRAEUS 2016" 

End of Conference
* The official languages of the Conference will be Greek, English and French. Simultaneous translation will be provided during the sessions.





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