The Gulf and the Straits of Hormuz-Legal Lessons from the Past

Introduction
This is a topical discussion having regard to Iran’s development of a nuclear bomb, Israel’s threat to destroy Iran’s nuclear facilities and Iran’s warning that it has the capacity and the desire to close the Straits of Hormuz.

The speakers will consider the legal implications of a possible closure of the Straits of Hormuz or a renewed Gulf Conflict based on the vast learning which arose as a result of the Iran Iraq war 1980 to 1988 and subsequent legal developments.

Specific issues for discussion:
– marine insurance implications
– force majeure and frustration
– the legality of any closure of the Straits of Hormuz in international law

Date:15/10/2012
Chair:Roderick Cordara QC – Essex Court Chambers
Panellists:Jeffrey Gruder QC – Essex Court Chambers
Jern-Fei Ng - Essex Court Chambers
Amy Sander – Essex Court Chambers
Venue:Arundel House, 13-15 Arundel Street, Temple Place, London, WC2R 3DX
Time:6.00pm - 8.00pm - Registration from 5.30pm
CPD Points:This event is accredited with 2 CPD points