Limitation of Liability Revisited

– Shipowner’s right to limit liability – History of Shipowner’s right to limit liability and its relevance today (including an examination of shipowners’ right to limit liability in international liability and compensation conventions (the CLC, Bunkers Convention, Athens Convention, etc.,)

– “Is it permissible for the owners of a vessel to contract out of or waive their statutory right of limitation under the 1989 Act and the 1976 Convention?” – The Cape Bari

– The Ocean Victory and limitation under the 1976 Convention

– The compulsory application of the Hague-Visby Rules to sea waybills.

– ‘Package or unit’ – aggregate or per item limit?
– Not just a ‘package’ limitation: the meaning of ‘unit’ in the Hague Rules and the implication for containerised and bulk cargoes

– The special rule for limitation in respect of containerised cargoes in Art. IV r 5(c) of the Hague-Visby Rules

Chair:The Rt. Hon. The Lord Clarke of Stone-cum-Ebony
Panellists:Daniel Bovensiepen – 20 Essex Street
Prof. Mikis Tsimplis – Institute of Maritime Law
Dr Chao Wu – Thomas Miller P & I
Venue:Thomas Miller & Co.,
90 Fenchurch Street,
Time:6.00pm - 8.00pm
CPD Points:This event attracts 2 CPD points