Hong Kong Branch Chartering Seminar

Posted on Monday, January 23, 2017

On 23rd January the Hong Kong branch organised a Maritime Law Seminar in cooperation with Hill Dickson.  The event was well supported and attended by branch members and the larger industry including law firms, shipowners, shipmanagers, agents and underwriters.


Knowing your business partners and managing counterparty risk and charterers are late paying hire - what to do?

Both the topics are topical issues and related case studies were presented. Speakers interacted with audience during the presentation.

The guest speakers were Caroline Thomas (Partner, Laracy & Co. in association with Hill Dickinson Hong Kong) and Julian Clark (Global Head of Shipping, Hill Dickinson LLP).

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In the welcome address, the branch Chairman Joseph Chau FICS briefed the audience with branch initiatives over the recent months. He invited the students to take up the Institute qualifying examinations and assured them that the local branch provides help for every student to prepare and take the exam successfully.

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The branch secretary, Rakesh Sethi MICS welcomed and introduced the speakers. In particular he expressed his gratitude to Caroline Thomas who so generously made the event possible.

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The well-attended event was followed by a branch gathering that provided members, students and guests with a great networking opportunity.