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The City Law School takes part in UAE Maritime Week 2019

From September 22nd to 26th, UAE Maritime Week featured a series of events that brought together industry leaders to consider the opportunities and challenges in the maritime industry today.

by Nahda Abdalla (Senior Communications Officer (Dubai))

The City Law School (CLS) successfully hosted its second annual The City Law School Maritime Law Conference in the global maritime hub of Dubai on Wednesday, 25th September.

Held under the theme Navigating Changes and Challenges in Global and Regional Shipping, the event was held in collaboration with Emirates Maritime Arbitration Centre (EMAC), as part of UAE Maritime Week 2019 – a series of events and activities aimed at facilitating dialogue between regional and global industry leaders about the future of the maritime industry.

Mr Majid Bin Bashir, Acting Chairman and Secretary General, EMAC, and Prof Andrew Stockley, Dean of CLS, welcomed delegates to the conference.

Through a series of interactive talks, the conference explored a broad variety of matters such as the practicalities of maritime arbitration in the Middle East, the impact of the UAE’s new maritime law, and the challenges presented by increased environmental regulation.

Professor Jason Chuah, Professor of Commercial and Maritime Law and Head of Department at CLS, lead a seminar titled Introduction to Ship Finance Law, following which attendees received a Certificate of Attendance from City, University of London.

Additional speakers on the day were:

Professor Chuah commented:

The City Law School takes pride in its illustrious history of providing quality maritime legal education and training. To respond to the growing demand for specialised legal services in the UAE, a leading maritime hub, The City Law School introduced last year an LLM Maritime Law, the first postgraduate qualification of its kind in the Gulf.

Our participation in regional industry events is a valuable opportunity to hear a range of fascinating perspectives from thought leaders in the shipping industry and beyond. We are therefore honoured to have partnered with EMAC in holding this important conference in the UAE.

Events under UAE Maritime Week 2019

The Dubai Marine Insurance Conference also formed part of UAE Maritime Week, of which the City Law School was a platinum sponsor. The event was held aboard the prestigious Queen Elizabeth II in Port Rashid, Dubai.

At Seatrade Shiptech Middle East, Pia Rebelo represented CLS, where she participated in a panel discussion on the importance of promoting women’s participation in the maritime industry. She stressed the need for continued recognition by academic institutions that certain barriers do exist for women, stating that CLS’s LLM Maritime Law programme is an inclusive programme that encourages people to pursue maritime law.

Find out more about the LLM Maritime Law (Dubai) programme here.

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