Maritime industry’s big names assemble for Shipping and the Law 2014

Legal — By on October 3, 2014 at 12:44 AM

SHIPPING and THE LAW 2014 ITNaples, Italy,  October 3, 2014. Some of the biggest names in European and international shipping will gather in Naples next week for the fifth annual Shipping and the Law conference organised by Studio Legale Lauro.

Participants include leading Italian and international shipowners, as well as key players from sectors including banking, chartering, hull and P&I insurance, maritime law and arbitration.

New for 2014, a pre-conference workshop, ‘Eco-Ships: Investing in New Technologies’ sees shipowners, vendors and regulators consider the pros and cons of this controversial subject. Presentations are followed by a panel, chaired by Michele Francioni, CEO of Rina Services and including a contribution from Emanuele Lauro, CEO of Scorpio Group.

The main conference includes opening keynote speeches from Emanuele Grimaldi,  Managing Director of Grimaldi Group, John C. Lyras, of the Union of Greek Shipowners.
Vincenzo Camporini, Past Chief of Defence General Staff for Italy will provide a geo-political outlook while Marco Del Panta, Principal Director for Migration Issues at the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs will discuss Italian and EU migration policy.

Sessions during the day include input from some of shipping’s biggest international names. Richard Fulford-Smith, Managing Director RS Platou co-chairs a new session ‘Global challenges and strategic decisions in the current shipping markets’, with contributions from Vincenzo Petrone, President Fincantieri, Jeffrey Pribor, Head of Maritime Investments Jefferies, Ugo Salerno, CEO of Rina and John Wiik, CEO of the Norwegian Hull Club.

Other key subject areas covered during the day include the latest developments in Ship Finance, Insurance and aspects of Maritime Law and Arbitration.

Conference organiser Francesco Lauro says the confidence shown in the event by the local and international shipping community is evidence of the programme’s relevance to today’s markets.

“Once again, Shipping and the Law will be welcoming some of shipping’s most influential thinkers and practitioners as we tackle the big topics facing the industry in the near term. Our speakers, chairmen and delegates can expect a lively exchange of views and an opportunity to hear viewpoints from across the spectrum.

The event includes a Gala Dinner on October 8 which will take place at the aristocratic Circolo Nazionale dell’ Unione.

Organized by law firm Studio Legale Lauro, the conference takes place on October 7and 8 in Naples, home to more than half of Italian tonnage. To register for the conference and for further information on the programme, please visitwww.shippingandthelaw.org.

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.

More information: www.shippingandthelaw.org www.studiolegalelauro.it/shipping2014.
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