LSLC-YMP and AIDIM Annual Seminar – Running aground: complexities and challenges

This event is jointly organised by AIDIM (Associazione Italiana di Diritto Marittimo) and LSLC-YMP (Young Maritime Professionals).

A panel of shipping professionals from Italy and England & Wales will discuss the challenges and pitfalls to avoid when handling grounding incidents in Italian and English law contexts.

The event will be hosted remotely on Zoom but will be interactive with an opportunity to discuss current issues in small group sessions. There will also be time for social discussions at the end of the programme.

Time (UK time) Topic / speakers

1700 – 1705 Welcome – Dr. Aleka Sheppard (LSLC) & Avv. Giorgio Berlingeri (AIDIM)

1705 – 1710 Introduction – Prof. Filippo Lorenzon

1710 – 1720 Groundings and direct actions against insurers – Oliver Caplin (Barrister, England & Wales, Twenty Essex)

1720 – 1730 Grounding incidents: a P&I Club perspective – Matt Bevan (Senior Claims Executive, European Division,
Standard Club)

1730 – 1740 Re-floating operations under Italian law – Avv. Lawrence Dardani (Studio Legale Dardani)

1740 – 1750 The broker’s role in handling grounding incidents – Alberto Comitardi (Group Advisor for Special Risks,
Cambiaso Risso)

1750 – 1800 Recent grounding incidents and their impact on cargo interests under Italian law – Avv. Pietro Mordiglia
(Studio Legale Mordiglia)

1800 – 1810 Case study – Nico Saunders (MFB Solicitors)

1810 – 1825 Breakout rooms – interactive session in working groups

1825 – 1830 Closing discussion and remarks – Kevin Cooper (Partner, MFB Solicitors) & Prof. Filippo Lorenzon

1830 – 1840 Virtual reception – breakout rooms will be available for small group networking after the end of the seminar programme

Chair:Filippo Lorenzon - Professor of Maritime & Commercial Law
Panellists:As per the Programme above
Venue:This is a Virtual Event
Time:5.00pm - 6.40pm BST
CPD Points:1.5 CPD points