Saturday 28 September 2013
10.00-16.30 Judicial Sale of Ships - Meeting of CMI International Sub Committee 10.00-16.30 York Antwerp Rules, 2004 - Meeting of CMI International Sub Committee 13.00-14.30 Lunch at nearby pub
Sunday 29 September 2013
|09.30-16.30||Executive Council Meeting #1|
|10.00-16.30||Judicial Sale of Ships - Meeting of CMI International Sub Committee|
|10.00-16.30||York Antwerp Rules, 2004 - Meeting of CMI International Sub Committee|
|13.00-14.30||Lunch at nearby pub|
|14.00||Delegate Registration Open|
|17.00||Reception for NMLA Presidents|
|18.00||Opening Reception - The Shelbourne Hotel|
Stuart Hetherington, President CMI;
Helen Noble, President IMLA;
Mr Justice Brian McGovern, Judge of the High Court of Ireland
Monday 30 September 2013
Casualties / Liabilities in the Offshore Sector
09.00-09.10 Opening Address
Leo Varadkar TD, Minister for Transport, Tourism & Trade
Module 1 Liability and need for Regulation in the Offshore/Oil Sector 09.15-10.45 Panel 1: Oil Spillage - The EU Perspective
Chair: Edmund Sweetman, Barrister at law, Bar of Ireland
A review of the remit, powers and operations of the Irish Coast Guard in response to marine casualties.
Speaker - Chris Reynolds, Director of Irish Coast Guard
An explanation of the French Supreme Court decision on liabilities flowing from the sinking of the Erika and its impact on other European States.
Speaker - Jean-Serge Rohart, Avocat, Cabinet d'Avocat Villeneau, Rohart, Simon et Associés
The EU Legal Procedure: An analysis of the Commune de Mesquer Case, the potential use of the European Waste Directive as a way of circumventing the liability conventions for oil pollution and where is EU law now.
Speaker - Dr Vincent Power, Solicitor and Partner, A&L Goodbody
Case commentary on the proceedings brought by the Spanish State against the classification society arising out of damage flowing from the Prestige in the Federal Courts of New York.
Speaker- Carlos Llorente, Partner, Llorente & Arcila Abogados (Madrid), Lecturer of Maritime Law, University of Deusto (Bilbao)
Speaker - Olivia Murray, Senior Associate, Ince & Co
09.15-10.45 Judges' Session 10.45-11.15 Coffee 11.15-13.00 Panel 2: The need for regulation of the liabilities caused by off-shore exploration
Chair: Justice Steven Rares, Federal Court of Australia
An exploration and discussion as to whether off-shore oil platforms can be described as "ships" and whether any regulation of such structures might fit within the legal framework governing maritime matters or whether it falls more properly within the ambit of another sector.
Speaker - Dr. Rosalie P. Balkin, Director Legal Affairs and External Relations Division, International Maritime Organization
Speaker - Ben Browne, Partner, Thomas Cooper
Speaker - Rob Dorey, Director of Offshore Syndicate, The Standard Club
13.00-14.15 Lunch Module 2 Passenger Liability 14.15-15.30 Panel 1: Issues for the Cruise & Ferry Industries in the light of recent events
Chair: Helen Noble, President Irish Maritime Law Association, Solicitor and Partner, Campbell Johnston Clark.
Speaker - Michael McCarthy, Commercial Manager Port of Cork and Chairman of Cruise Europe
A review of the Costa Concordia incident.
Speaker - Commander Giuseppe Troina, Head of International Affairs, Italian Coastguard
Speaker - Ann Waite, AON
Speaker - Colm O hOisin SC, Bar of Ireland, ExCo IMLA
15.30-15.45 Coffee 15.45-17.15 Panel 2: Passenger Vessels - Rights & Liabilities
Chair - David Kavanagh, Solicitor and Partner, Dillon Eustace Solicitors
Speaker - David Baker, International Group of P & I Clubs
Speaker - Hugh Kennedy, Solicitor and Partner Kennedys Dublin
Speaker - Henrik Ringbom, Professor of Maritime Law, University of Oslo, Partner Marilaw Ab Law Firm
Speaker - Tim Reardon, UK Chamber of Shipping
19.15-20.00 Pre-Dinner Drinks Reception - The Mansion House 20.00-23.00 Gala Dinner & Entertainment - The Mansion House, Round Room
Tuesday 1 October 2013
|09.00- 10.00||Panel 1|
Cross border insolvencies - difficulties with existing legal framework for dealing with cross border insolvencies
Chair: Christopher Davis - An update on replies to the Questionnaire, work of the IWG and proposal for the way forward
Continued depressed freight market and over capacity difficulties, and problems associated with the existing legal framework
Speaker - Olaf Hartenstein, Dabelstein & Passehl, Germany
Limitation of liability - CMI commentary and list of issues for consideration of future work
Chair: Helen Noble - Discussion on commentary and list of issues
The effects of a declaration of bankruptcy on limitation of liability, if the bankruptcy is declared before or after the limitation, and other issues. Consideration of future work on this topic for the CMI and linkage to cross border insolvencies.
Speaker - Martin Davies, Admiralty Law Institute Professor of Maritime Law Director, Tulane Maritime Law Centre Tulane Law School
Implementation of Maritime Conventions - a review of existing national difficulties of implementation
Chair: Louis Mbanefo - The need for action in conjunction with IMO and ICS. A CMI questionnaire and the way forward.
Rapporteur IWG - Deucalion Rediadis
Conventions that have not come into force and common reasons for this situation
Marine Insurance - Mandatory insurance and other current problems
Chair: Dieter Schwampe - Replies to the Questionnaire and the way forward for the international working group
The British Law Reform Commission on Marine Insurance
Speaker - Prof D Rhidian Thomas, Swansea University
|14.30-16.30||Session by Young Lawyers - Open to all (Young and ex-Young)|
Chair: Yiannis Timagenis
1) Miso Mudric (CMI Prize winner at Ravenna Summer School) on Salvor's Liability for Professional Negligence.
2) Denise Micallef (CMI Prize winner at IMLI Malta) on Limitation of Liability of Classification Societies.
Young Lawyer Speakers:
3) Darren Lehane on the Maritime Labour Convention 2006 and its implications for modern shipping.
4) David Kavanagh on Costa Concordia and breaking limitation.
5) Javier Zabala on in rem liability in Spanish Law, followed by Edmund Sweetman exporing the comparative provisions relating to in rem liability in Irish law.
|16.45-17.45||Executive Council Meeting #2|
|17.15||Young Lawyers Pre-Farewell Party drinks. The 'Sheds', Distillery Building on Church Street|
|19.00||Departure for Closing Party|
|19.30||Closing Party - Guinness Storehouse, Gravity Bar|