he week-long series of conferences, held from the 24 to 28 June, sees the Gibraltar Port Authority and Petrospot, together with HM Government of Gibraltar, Gibraltar Maritime Administration and other Gibraltar-based stakeholders, join forces to showcase its status as the Mediterranean’s premier bunkering hub.
The events also highlight the maritime expertise and facilities available locally, including legal, financial and insurance services. They are designed to:
• Address the major issues in the international shipping and maritime industries
• Create a global forum for networking and developing important new trading relationships
• Examine global regulation, including IMO 2020
• Provide a unique hands-on opportunity to experience Gibraltar’s maritime infrastructure
Christian is acknowledged as one of the leading lawyers in Gibraltar in the fields of admiralty and shipping law. He has been named as a leading individual by Chambers and Partners, the European Legal 500 and Global Counsel 3000, amongst others. His clients include major banks, the International Transport Workers’ Federation, P&I Clubs, bunker suppliers and shipowners.
Christian is known internationally for his ship arrest expertise and has addressed a number of international conferences around the world on this topic.
His talk will take place on Tuesday 25 June at 4pm on the legal issues in shipping. This session will look at the key issues currently keeping maritime lawyers fully occupied — from ship arrest options to bunker contracts, regulations and compliance and trading terms and conditions — offering a legal view on how to avoiding damaging disputes. Christian will provide comparative analysis of ship arrest versus other legal options.
Christian said: “This is a pivotal set of events in Gibraltar’s calendar, and one that allows us to reflect on the major issues in the industry, while also looking ahead to the future. Gibraltar has a thriving maritime industry, particularly as it offers one of the most efficient ship arrest procedures anywhere in the world as well as being the only port in continental Europe with a common law legal system based on that of England & Wales.
“This week of events really sets us apart. It’s extremely well-organised and I’m delighted to be a part of it once again.”
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