Studio Legale Lauro announces that the Shipping and the Law conference, will once again be held in Naples, Italy on Monday 08 October 2012.
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.