The London Shipping Law Centre (LSLC) Founder and Chairman, Aleka Mandaraka-Sheppard, and the Rt Hon the Lord Clarke of Stone-cum-Ebony, LSLC Vice President, welcomed the guests.
John Hayes MP, the UK Shipping Minister, attended demonstrating the support of the government to shipping.
Among the distinguished guests were numerous members of the UK judiciary and Jeffrey Evans, the chairman of Maritime London.
In her speech, Dr Mandaraka-Sheppard reminded the guests that shipping is the most important industry supporting worldwide trade and sustaining jobs and the economies of many nations. That is why the LSLC has promoted ‘Quality Shipping’ for two decades. She explained that:
“Over the past 20 years, through our seminars, debates, reviews, special events, and mock trials, the LSLC has had an important, and positive, influence on raising awareness in risk management, and on the development of shipping law and regulation… we have done this through the four pillars that support our work:
* Leading maritime education and risk management,
* Connecting people from all sectors of the industry,
* Sharing knowledge and promoting our talent, and
* Educating a wide spectrum of shipping professionals.”
The debate featured expert panelists Clay Maitland and Christine Berg of the European Commission. Under the expert moderation of Tradewinds Editor-in-Chief Julian Bray guests were treated to a brisk exchange of views over the important issue of regulation.
The motion was: “This House believes that parochial policies of regional regulators will wreck international shipping”. The debate focused on regional and international regulation and, in the end, our panelists both agreed that there should be less regulation and more risk management for quality shipping.
Joe Hughes and George Tsavliris gave special thanks to Dr Mandaraka-Sheppard for her two decades of dedication to advancing the cause of quality in shipping worldwide.
Recognition from various sources included the tribute to this as the “best ever Cadwallader event”.
The LSLC would like to express profound thanks to the event sponsors, particularly to our lead sponsor Holman Fenwick Willian, Gold Sponsor Lloyds Register, and our Silver Sponsor the American Club and Eagle Ocean Marine. Details of all of our sponsors can be found below.
Listing of companies/organisations represented at the 20th Anniversary celebration Debate and Dinner
20 Essex Street
3 V B
4 – 5 Gray’s Inn Square
4 Pump Court
7 King’s Bench Walk
A B S Europe Ltd
A Bilbrough & Co.
A N V
A. P. Moller
All About Shipping.Co.Uk
Anglo Eastern Ship Management ( H K)
Aristides Economides & Co (Greece)
B I M C O
B P Shipping Ltd
Bank Of America
Ben J Macfarlane & Co
Bentleys, Stokes & Lowless
Birketts L L P
Brick Court Chambers
Campbell Johnston Clark
Cardinal Point Marine Ltd
Century 21 Real Estates ( Cyprus)
Clyde & Co
Cosco Bulk Carriers
Curtis Davis Garrard L L P
Davies Johnson & Co
Department For Transport
Department Of Merchant Shipping Cyprus
Dolphin Maritime And Aviation Services
E D & F Man Group Plc
E G Arghyrakis & Co.
Elias Marine Consultants Ltd
Embiricos Shipbrokers Ltd
Essar Oil U K
Essex Court Chambers
G M International Services Ltd ( Malta)
Gard ( U K ) Ltd
Gateley L L P
Gr J Timagenis Law Office (Greece)
Graig Shipping Plc
Hadley Shipping Co Ltd
Hill Dickinson L L P
Holman Fenwick Willan
Hortation ( London) Ltd.
I A C S
Ince & Co
Informa Law From Routledge
International Chamber OF Shipping
International Group Of P & I Clubs
International Maritime Organisation
International Registries Inc.
J L T Re
J L T Specialty Ltd
Japan Shipowners P & I Club
Khaitan Legal Associates
L M A A Arbitrators
L. Loucaides – Theophanous L L C (Cyprus)
Linklaters L L P
London Chartering Ltd.
Lykiardopulo & Co Ltd. (Cyprus)
Maritime Mediation And Arbitration Ltd.
Master Of Scriveners
Matson Driscoll & Damico UK LLP
M F B
Montanios & Montanios (Cyprus)
Moore Stephens L L P
New World Marine Insurance Consultants
North American Marine Environment Protection Association (USA)
Patton, Moreno & Asvat
Pedro Calmon Filho & Associados (Brazil)
Quantum Shipping Services Ltd
Queen Mary University Of London
Reed Smith L L P
R T I
S A M I
S B R Consulting
S M T Shipping
S P B
Schoo & Co. B V
Seascope Insurance Services Ltd
Shell International Trading & Shipping Co Ltd
Ship Assist Ltd
Shipowners Claims Bureau/ American Club
Shipowners Mutual Protection Limited
Siccardi Bregante & Co. (Italy)
Squire Patton Boggs( UK) L L P
Steamship Insurance Management Services Ltd
Studio Legale Lauro (Italy)
Svitzer Salvage B V
T L T Solicitors
T M G
T O R U S
Talbot Underwriting Syndicate
Teekay Shipping (U K) Ltd.
The Standard U S Syndicate
The B G Group
The European Commission
The Plume Of Feathers, Greenwich
The Royal Courts Of Justice
The Standard Club
The Supreme Court
The U K P & I Club
Thirteen Old Square Chambers
Thomas Miller P & I Ltd
Thomas Miller P & I Ltd (Hellas )
Tindall Riley Marine (U K) Limited
Tsakos Shipping (London) Ltd
Tsavliris Salvage Group (Greece)
University Of Swansea
Videotel Marine International
W I S T A
West Of England Insurance Services
Wikborg Rein & Co.
Wilson Europe Ltd
Wintell & Co. (PRC)
Winter Scott Solicitors
Zouain, Rizk, Colodetti E Advogados Associados (Brazil)