This unique event brings together leading figures in Italian shipowning, finance and maritime law community with their international industry counterparts to debate and discuss pressing industry issues.
This year, the proceedings focus squarely on the aftermath of the Costa Concordia casualty and its implications for operators and insurers. It also examines the continuing fight against maritime piracy in terms of the Italian and international responses.
A third session considers ‘the maritime industry through hard times’ drawing on the expertise of maritime legal, finance, shipbuilding and operational experts.
Conference organiser Francesco Lauro of Studio Legale Lauro, says the conference will provide a vital forum for debate on the realities of operating and investing in current turbulent markets.
“Shipping and the Law has become the natural venue where the Italian maritime industry comes together with the international shipping community to talk about the issues affecting them both nationally and internationally. The conference has a pedigree of attracting the most qualified, expert commentators from across the shipping sectors to hold a conversation on global themes.”
Among the participants this year are Francesco Berlingieri, President ad Honorem of Comité Maritime International and Paolo d’Amico President of Confitarma, who will consider passenger shipping and the impact on liability of maritime casualties.
Topics covered during the day include lessons to be learnt in dealing with major casualties, recent piracy developments and guard contracts, the do’s and don’ts of cancelling shipbuilding contracts, balance sheet restructuring in shipping and alternatives to traditional bank finance.
Shipping & The Law 2012 will be held on Monday 8th October 2012 at Villa Pignatelli, 200 Riviera di Chiaia, Naples, Italy. The event includes a gala dinner on the evening of Monday 24th October at the conference venue, the Hotel Excelsior, Naples, sponsored by CR Marine & Aviation and Smit
Registration for the conference is still available and further details, including the complete programme, a full list of speakers and online registration can be accessed here: www.studiolegalelauro.it/
About Studio Legale Lauro Established in 1993 in Naples, Studio Legale Lauro offers a wide range of legal services in Maritime, Commercial and International Law matters. Its lawyers provide specialised assistance in Shipping, Transportation, Commercial, Corporate, Banking, Insurance, Construction and Bankruptcy law, whether in an advisory capacity or as counsel in litigation proceedings in Italian courts and arbitration tribunals. Through its work with leading Italian and foreign shipowners, banks and financial lenders, Studio Legale Lauro has developed significant expertise in Mergers & Acquisitions, in Partnership and Joint Venture Agreements, and in various types of Financing Transactions. It also regularly acts on behalf of Shipowners, P&I Clubs, Underwriters, Charterers, Traders, Logistic Operators, Ship-Builders, Port and Infrastructure Builders, Banks and generally for maritime and commercial clients worldwide.