Hong Kong Maritime Industry Week Seminar

Posted on Monday, November 21, 2016

Hong Kong Maritime Industry Week Seminar

HK maritime week seminar Nov 2016

On 21st November 2016, the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers-Hong Kong Branch co-organised with the Institute of Sea Transport, the Hong Kong Logistics Management Staff Association and Marine Insurance Club the first seminar of the Hong Kong Maritime Industry Week Seminar. The guest speaker of the seminar was the award winning and renowned maritime lawyer Ms Rosita Lau.

The registration was well received and the seminar was fully attended. Participants came from various maritime sectors including law firms, shipowners, ship managers, ship brokers, insurance brokers, maritime consultants, average adjusting companies, weather routing companies, P & I Clubs, Maritime Services Training Institute, Hong Kong Polytechnic University and local associations.

Within the seminar, Ms Lau presented three recent maritime cases that will create significant impacts on international maritime world. While sharing the legal principles and its legal impacts to the shipping market, Ms Lau gave some precious advice to the participants on how to react when such cases occur. This recommendation in particular received very positive feedbacks from all guests.

The legal cases discussed were:

1. Grand China Logistics Holding (Group) Co., Ltd. v. Spar a Shipping AS [2016] EWCA Civ 982

2. PST Energy 7 Shipping LLC and Another v. OW Bunker Malta Ltd. And Another (The "Res Cogitans") [2016] UKSC 23

3. Volcafe Ltd. and Another v. Compania Sud Americana De Vapores SA (Trading as "CSAV") [2016] EWCA Civ 1103