On May 28, the II International Seminar on Marine Insurance (IMIS 2021) was held in Odessa, Ukraine. More than 150 participants from 30 countries took part in the event online and offline. The event brought together world-class specialists to provide attendees with forward-thinking knowledge and insight into a better understanding of Shipping & Insurance market […]
On May 28, the II International Seminar on Marine Insurance (IMIS 2021) was held in Odessa, Ukraine. More than 150 participants from 30 countries took part in the event online and offline. The event brought together world-class specialists to provide attendees with forward-thinking knowledge and insight into a better understanding of Shipping & Insurance market developments.
Speakers of the IMIS 2021 ware representatives of the P&I Clubs, Lawyers and Arbitrators (United Kingdom, Denmark, Netherlands, Norway, Ukraine, and Russia):
• Johannes Grove Nielsen, Partner Bech-Bruun, Co-Chair of the IBA Maritime Committee
• Denys Rabomizo, Partner RABOMIZO Law Firm, President of the UMBA
• Evgeniy Sukachev, Senior Partner Black Sea Law Company, Board Member of the UMBA
• Monica Lambrou-Whiting, Senior Claims Manager, West of England P&I Club
• Brett Hosking, Senior Claims Executive, The Standard Club
• Evert Margry, Marine Consultant Charterers Liability DUPI GROUP
• Mats Paul Fielding, Underwriter The Swedish Club
• Richard Lovett, Consultant H.W. Wood
• Elizabeth Birch, Arbitrator and Mediator, 3 Verulam Buildings
• George Arghyrakis, Partner E.G. Arghyrakis & Co
• Konstantin Krasnokutskiy, Partner NAVICUS
The program of the event included three powerful sessions, with insurance and legal experts discussed and shared the latest practical insights on the following topics: P&I insurance during the Covid 19, trends in the international insurance market, as well as P&I Hardening Market, Charterer’s liability, Lessons from the Ever Given case and the P&I perspective, LOU of P&I Clubs – practice in Ukrainian jurisdiction, Bunker Oil Spills and handling liability claims. In the third session, lawyers and arbitrators provide professional expertise on mediation, arbitration, and the High Court of London.
The format of the Seminar provides for the analysis of practical cases for an effective understanding of all aspects of the development of marine insurance and shipping industry issues in various jurisdictions.
Black Sea Law Company is an annual partner of the IMIS, and the Senior Partner, Evgeniy Sukachev made a presentation “LOU of P&I Clubs – practice in Ukrainian jurisdiction”. We are pleased to be part of such a powerful international platform for maritime insurance professionals and look forward to meeting at the next events.
In addition, this event is annually supported by the Consulate General of the Republic of Greece in Odesa. Dimitrios C. Dochtsis, Consul General of Greece in Odessa, made a speech on prospects for the development of shipping in Greece and Ukraine, as well as the cultural and historical relationship.
One of the most anticipated parts of the event was the presentation of the IMIS 2021 partner – the office of the Panama Maritime Administration in Ukraine, which was recently opened in Odessa. Representatives of the PMA made a presentation on maritime services that will provide the office and the advantages of the flag of Panama in modern shipping.
The event also featured a presentation of the NAVAREX underwater archaeological organization. The projects of this organization are unique research of sunken underwater archaeological sites. Moreover, the organizers and partners of the event encourage the shipping community to support the development of such research organizations, primarily to preserve the underwater cultural heritage.
It should be noted that the main concept and goal of the event was achieved because the event became a useful and reliable professional networking platform for Ukrainian Shipping, Financial, and Trading business.
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