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City Law School to host 4th Maritime Law Symposium in Greece

The City Law School's Professor Chris Ryan and Professor John Carlton of the School of Mathematics, Computer Science and Engineering, are featured speakers at the 4th Maritime Law Symposium which is being held at the Hilton Athens on 2nd October.
by John Stevenson

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Professor Chris Ryan of the City Law School will be a featured speaker at the 4th Maritime Law Symposium taking place in Athens, Greece, on 2nd October.

The event is hosted free of charge by the City Law School in recognition of City graduates working within the shipping industry in Greece. It is also an opportunity for legal, maritime and shipping professionals to update their knowledge of legal developments in the area of shipping and maritime operations. The keynote speaker will be Chris Kidd, Head of Shipbuilding, Ince & Co London.

Professor Ryan's main interests are in criminal law, company law and financial services law. He is the author of Company Director's Liabilities, Rights and Duties and co-author of the Law and Practice of Shareholders' Agreements with Katherine Reece Thomas, Mayson, Ryan and French on Company Law, An Introduction to Criminal Law with GP Scanlan, and A Guide to the Financial Services Act 1986 with Wedgwood, Pell & Leigh.

Professor of Commercial and Maritime Law, Professor Jason Chuah said:

"The 4th Maritime Law Symposium follows on from a very successful symposium held last year; the theme this time around is on 'Legal Developments in Shipbuilding' - a highly topical and significant subject for shipbuilders, business and industry. We at the City law School are pleased to support this important forum in Greece, a prominent nation in the maritime industry".

Professor of Marine Engineering, Professor John Carlton, will also be a featured speaker. He is a past president of the Institution of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST) and is an authority on ship propellers and propulsion systems. Professor Carlton was recently the Chairman of the Royal Academy of Engineering's Working Group on Alternative Methods of Ship Propulsion.

Professor Carlton said:

"The 4th City Law School Maritime Law Symposium is a most useful forum for professionals in the maritime and legal fields to meet, share ideas and reinforce the important contribution of City alumni to the Greek shipping and maritime industries."

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