1st international conference Voyage charterparties & CIF contracts


Conference Program:

09.00-09.45 – Registration and welcome coffee
9.45-10.00 – Opening remarks
10.00-11.45 – Section 1
Andrew Rigden-Green – BIMCO trainer, Partner at Stephenson Harwood, Hong Kong
• The shipowner’s duties:
– duty to carry with care, duty not to deviate
– seaworthiness
• The charterer’s duties:
– duty to provide cargo, duty to pay freight
– loading
• Voyage charter and its relationship with bills of lading and the contract of sale
• Bill of lading as a document of title
• Bill of lading and third parties
• What is breach?
11.45-12.15 – Coffee break
12.15-14.00 – Section 2
Panel discussion: Ports of loading vs Ports of delivery: international overview.
• Quality and quantity typical claims,
• Jurisdictional lifehacks,
• Possible solutions and remedies
– Ukraine – Andrey Perepelitsa (Interlegal Ukraine)
– Bulgaria – Mladen Popov (Alterego Interlegal, Bulgaria)
– Romania – Virgil Nita (Nita Interlegal, Romania)
– France & Northern Africa – Henri Najjar (Delviso Advocates)
– Italy – Alberto Batini (BB partners, Italy)
– Spain – Luis San Simon (Simon & Duch, Spain)
– Turkey – Mehmet Dogu (Dogu Interlegal, Turkey)
14.00-15.00 – Lunch
15.00-16.30 – Section 3. Local & regional peculiarities
Case study and free discussion with the industry players
– Gennadiy Ivanov, BPG Shipping;
– Maxim Sheremet, BayWa;
– Daniel Stefanov, Sea Partner.
• Voyage charterparty vs one trip charterparty
• Which proforma? Gencon vs. SYNACOMEX and others C/Ps
• Liens
• Defenses to liability
• LoI (letter of indemnity)
• Disputes, arrests, law and jurisdiction,
• Role of insurers
16.30-16.45 – Coffee
16.45-18.00 – Charterer’s liability (case study), The Charterer’s P&I club (London, UK) and Marine Insurance services (Riga, Latvia)
18.00-19.30 – Networking buffet
Participation cost: 400 USD.
Venue: Odessa, Gagarinn Hotel
Contact person: Ms.Alla Agbash, 00380487037510, agbash@interlegal.com.ua


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