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5th Maritime Law Symposium in Athens Greece by City University London, The City Law School




Symposium Theme: Maritime Law: Commercial Realities and Practice

City’s 5th Maritime Law symposium in Athens, Greece, will bring together the academic and professional aspects and realities of the Shipping industry with a focus on Maritime Law. Top experts in their fields will discuss the theoretical as well as practical implications of the developments in shipping and law.


18:00 Registrations

18:30 Welcoming Speech by Mr. Leonidas Demetriades-Eugenides

18:35 Introductory Speech by Prof. Chris Ryan, Associate Dean of The City Law School

18:45 Introducing The City Law School’s Online LLB and LLM by Emily Allbon, Senion Lecturer and Director of Moot at The City Law School

19:00 First Presentation by Prof. Jason Chuah, Head of the City Law School

19:30 Second Presentation by Dr. George Maglaras, Greece & Cyprus Client Care Manager Marine & Offshore at Hellenic Lloyd’s Register

19:45 Third Presentation by Mr. George Lambrou, Partner at Thomas Cooper LLP

20:00 Q&A

20:30 Wine Buffet


First speaker: Professor Jason Chuah, Head of Academic Programmes and Professor of Commercial and Maritime Law, The City Law School

Presentation abstract: Professor Chuah’s presentation will pose the question as to whether, and to what extent shipping law, especially as evidenced by recent English case law adequately, reflects market expectations and commercial considerations. It will however, also challenge the prevailing view that the market knows best, and offers an alternative approach whereby market needs and realities are to be balanced with notions of commercial fairness which the law seeks to uphold. It addresses specifically recent 2015-16 cases such as OW Bunker (Res Cogitans), The New Flamenco, Cavendish v Makdessi, MSC Mediterranean Shipping v Cottonex, and Spar Shipping v Grand China Logistics to demonstrate the difficulties a court has to address when attempting to resolve hard questions. Emphasis is given to commercial and shipping realities in the analysis of these cases. Legal professionals, shipping and trade professionals, university students and academics should find the presentation of interest.

Second Speaker:George Maglaras, Greece & Cyprus Client Care Manager, Marine & Offshore for Hellenic Lloyd’s S.A.

Presentation abstract: Dr. Maglaras will present a number of emerging technologies and the speed that these are evolving, aiming to give food for thought as to the necessity of an associated new regulatory/legal framework.

Biography: Dr. George Maglaras is currently Greek & Cyprus Client Care Manager in Lloyd’s Register Piraeus and has over twenty years’ experience in classification society work more than half of which are in management positions. Under his current capacity he is responsible for all existing ships’ business for the Greek and Cypriot clients.

He holds an MSc in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens and a Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute, USA. He is the author of a number of scientific papers that were published in refereed academic journals and conference proceedings.

Third Speaker: Mr. George Lambrou, Partner at Thomas Cooper LLP specialising in International Commercial Litigation.

Presentation Title: Resolution of Maritime Disputes: Does Public International Law have a role to play?

Presentation abstract: Maritime lawyers are increasingly using various means of resolving maritime disputes, some of the most common being London arbitration, the English High Court, and increasingly, mediation. This presentation will examine some of practical ways in which Public International Law has been used to effectively resolve maritime disputes and how this can be a highly effective tool in effective dispute resolution.

Biography: George is a Partner at the Greek office of Thomas Cooper specialising in maritime law.

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6.00pm - 8.30pmThursday 23rd June 2016

Eugenides Foundation 387 Syngrou Avenue – 175 64 P. Faliro Athens Greece

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