London International Maritime and Commercial Law Conference 2018

  • Date Friday, December 7, 2018


In considering that the aim of this conference is to bring West and East professionals together to discuss the inter-regional impact on maritime legal issues, in order to establish a broad horizon, this conference will embrace internationally distinguished scholars and practitioners to discuss maritime issues from a broad point of view.  The topics discussed will be as follows:

  • Marine insurance law;
  • Maritime codification;
  • The impact of economic stagnation and security on the shipping industry;
  • Legal issues in relation to China's Belt and Road Initiative;
  • Finance and banking issues in international trade;
  • The development of ports;
  • Dispute resolution.


Dr Lijun Zhao and Miss Shengnan Jia

Speakers/Chairs (confirmed) are:

Keynote Speakers:

Professor D. Rhidian Thomas, Swansea University (UK)

Professor Proshanto K. Mukherjee, Dalian Maritime University (China); Emeritus Professor, World Maritime University and Lund University (Sweden);

Professor James Hu, Shanghai Maritime University (China);


Professor Jason Chuah, Head of Department, City, University of London (UK);

Professor Baris Soyer, Head of the Department of Shipping and Trade Law, Swansea University (UK)

Mr Simon Jackson, Partner, Clyde & Co (UK)


Professor Simon Baughen, Swansea University (UK)

Prof. Avv. Francesco Munari, University of Genoa (Italy)

Mr Ian Gaunt, President of London Maritime Arbitrators Association (LMAA) (UK)

Mr Richard Lord, QC, Brick Court Chambers (UK)

Mr James M. Turner, QC, Quadrant Chambers (UK)

Dr Zhihua Zheng, East China University of Political Science and Law; Former Judge, Ningbo Maritime Court (China)

Dr Tobias Eckardt, Partner, Ahlers& Vogel (Germany)

Dr Jingbo Zhang, Assistant Professor, Southampton University (UK)

Dr Massimiliano Musi, Adjunct Professor and Research Fellow, University of Bologna  (Italy)

Dr Julia Constantino Chagas Lessa, Assistant Professor, Erasmus University Rotterdam (The Netherlands)

Dr Lijun Zhao, Co-founding Director of CECCA; and Senior Lecturer, Middlesex University (UK)

Miss Shengnan Jia, Co-founding Director of CECCA, and Partner, Tahota Law Firm (China)


Further news on chairs/speakers will be updated at https://cecca.org.uk/2018-maritime-conference. Should you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.


If you have queries, please feel free to contact us by email (info@cecca.com.cn ). Alternatively, contact CECCA General Secretary Miss Xiangyi Zhang by email (Xiangyi.Zhang@cecca.com.cn ).


Contact for Event

We hope this email finds you well. Please see the aforementioned maritime and commercial law conference organized by CECCA and other supporting institutes. As promised, ICS members will enjoy the discounted rate £59 for the whole day conference with a drinks reception follows.


International Maritime and Commercial Law Conference | London | 2018

West Meets East: Challenges for Today and Tomorrow


Date: Friday, 7 December 2018, 8:30-18:30

Venue: Clyde & Co LLP (London Office), 7th floor of Beaufort House, 15 St Botolph St, London EC3A 7NJ

Register to attend: https://cecca.org.uk/2018-maritime-conference