Launch Reception for the Young Maritime Professionals Association

On June 2nd over two hundred of the most able young maritime professionals from across the shipping industry spectrum, based nationally, joined together to celebrate the launch of the LSLC-Young Maritime Professionals Association at a lavish Reception kindly hosted by Holman Fenwick Willan at their offices at Friary Court.

The purpose of the LSLC-YMP is to cultivate multidisciplinary knowledge among the younger generation in maritime affairs through inter–sector interaction, to provide its members with a platform to advance their talents and hone the future leaders who will contribute to the industry’s progression.

Working in law, ship owning & management, broking, insurance, finance, regulatory bodies, class societies, technical institutions and marine societies, the Association’s members will offer their perspectives through peer-panel discussions on legal, commercial and technical issues including market developments. They will question established law, regulations and practices, which may require reform in the interests of maritime commerce. Membership is open to those under 40 who are working in any maritime related sector.

The new branch of the LSLC – Maritime Business Forum working with its parent will promote the importance of shipping to international trade and London as an excellent centre of maritime expertise. Its members aim to meet regularly to discuss developments within the shipping industry and foster initiatives that address problems and challenges.

A working committee of the founding members has been set up to select the Association’s Steering Committee and sub-Committees. During July and August, the Committee will be putting together a programme and initiating a membership drive. LSLC already has an infrastructure to support the new group which will have the backing of LSLC members, the judiciary and other supporters.
Dr Aleka Sheppard, Chairman of the LSLC—-Maritime Business Forum, who announced this initiative at the 11th Cadwallader debate, explained: “Our Forum is recognised across a wide spectrum of the industry from the judiciary to ship operators for the work it does”.

“As we now place an increased emphasis on business, we are forming the LSLC–YMP Association to help the younger generation drive the industry in the years ahead with their ideas, energy and initiatives. We expect that LSLC–YMP members will shortly become leaders in shipping and maritime services worldwide, shaping the future of the global maritime industry”.

Click here for details about membership  and here an Application for Membership Form

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Companies represented at the LSLC – Young Maritime Professionals Association Launch Reception

20 Essex Street
4 Pump Court
7 King’s Bench Walk
A Bilbrough & Co Ltd
ACM Shipping
Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty
Apostleship of The Sea
Arbis LLP
Arias Fabrega & Fabrega
Arthur Cox & Co
Aspen Insurance U K Services Ltd
Assicurazioni Generali S.P.A.
BPP Law School
Barlow Lyde & Gilbert
Belgibo (Belgium)
Bentleys, Stokes & Lowless
Birch – Reynardson & Co
Blacklion Law LLP
Braemar Shipbrokers Ltd
Brick Court Chambers
Britannia Steamship Insurance Association Ltd
Brodies LLP
CF Spencer & Co Ltd
CNA Insurance Co Ltd
Campbell Johnston Clark LLP
Charles Taylor & Co Ltd
City University
Clarksons Plc
Clyde & Co
College of Law
Curtis Davis Garrard
Davies Johnson
Dunelm Publications Ltd
EG Arghyrakis & Co
Essex Court Chambers
GFI Group
HBJ Gateley Wareing LLP
Hermes Shipbrokers Ltd
Hill Dickinson LLP
Hogan Lovells International
Holman Fenwick Willan
Horn & Co
IHS (Global) Limited
IMEC International Employers Committee Ltd.
Ince & Co
Institute of Maritime Law
Jackson Parton
Karri & Co.
Kim & Chang (S Korea)
Mar Risk Services Ltd
Maritime and Underwater Security Consultants
Baltic Exchange
Mays Brown Solicitors
Mitsui Ltd.
Moore Stephens
More Fisher Brown
Morgan Stanley & Co. International PLC
Morgan Stanley UK Ltd
Munich Re
North Star Underwriting
Norton Rose
Pinheiro Neto Advogados (Brazil)
Quadrant Chambers
Reed Smith
Richards Hogg Lindley Ltd
SNR Denton
Shipping Lectures Ltd.
Smith Bilbrough & Co
Spinnaker Group
St Kitts & Nevis International Ship Registry
Star Reefers UK Ltd
Steamship Insurance Management Services Ltd
Stephenson Harwood
Stone Chambers
TT Club
The Chamber Of Shipping
Thomas Cooper
Thomas Miller & Co. Ltd
UK P & I Club
University Of Hertfordshire
University Of Swansea
Victoria Steamship Co. Ltd
WK Webster & Co.
Wallem Ltd
Waltons & Morse
Waterson Hicks
Watson Farley & Williams LLP
West of England Insurance Services
Winter Scott
Zodiac Maritime Agencies Limited