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Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Maritime Law Association of Singapore (MLAS)

Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Maritime Law Association of Singapore (MLAS)

The Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Maritime Law Association of Singapore (MLAS) will be held on Monday, 15 April 2019, 5.30pm at Meeting Room 903, NTUC Building, One Marina Boulevard, Singapore 018989.

Admission is free for all MLAS members. The programme will run as follows:

5.00pm – 5.30pm  Registration
5.30pm – 6.00pm  Annual General Meeting
6.00pm – 7.00pm  Networking Reception
The 3rd MLAS Maritime Mooting Competition

Date: 16, 18 & 23 January 2019

The Maritime Law Association of Singapore (“MLAS”) was established in 1991. The MLAS is an association that aims to promote the study and advancement of maritime law and its administration in Singapore. It is a member of the Committee Maritime International (CMI), a non-governmental international organisation devoted to the unification of maritime law across different jurisdictions. The main objective of this maritime mooting competition is to encourage law students, as well as those who are about to embark on a career in law, to study maritime law and/or to embark on a career as a maritime lawyer.

For photos of the event, please click here.

Asian Maritime Law & Insurance Conference 2018

Date: 24 – 25 October 2018

The conference is jointly organised and presented by the Maritime Law Association of Singapore (MLAS) and the International Marine Claims Conference (IMCC).

This year’s conference will form the 9th edition of the MLAS’ Asian Maritime Law Conference (AMLC) series which was first launched in 2007. For the IMCC, this year’s conference will be their debut in Asia.

This year’s conference brings together key players and well-known names from the marine insurance and legal market. The various panelists will bring together thought leadership by discussing key issues of concern to the industry such as the role and interest of major stakeholders in the aftermath of a major casualty, the necessity for insurance law reforms in Singapore, recent developments in the law on fraudulent claims, the future of Singapore as an international dispute resolution centre, the impact of missing ship records, fire investigations and lessons to be learnt, the implications of sulphur emission regulations, and the different views taken on policy wordings and legal concepts in different jurisdictions.

For photos of the event, please click here.

The 2nd MLAS Maritime Mooting Competition

Date: 17, 19 & 24 January 2018

The Maritime Law Association of Singapore (“MLAS”) was established in 1991. The MLAS is an association that aims to promote the study and advancement of maritime law and its administration in Singapore. It is a member of the Committee Maritime International (CMI), a non-governmental international organisation devoted to the unification of maritime law across different jurisdictions. The main objective of this maritime mooting competition is to encourage law students, as well as those who are about to embark on a career in law, to study maritime law and/or to embark on a career as a maritime lawyer.

For photos of the event, please click here.

An Overview of Doing Business and Dispute Resolution in the Gulf States: What the Text Books Don’t Tell You

Date: 3 November 2016

An Event Jointly Presented by The Maritime Law Association of Singapore and Al Tamimi & Co

 

8th Asian Maritime Law Conference

Date: 29 – 30 September 2016

Asian Maritime Law Conference 2016, the 8th edition in the series will be held from 29 – 30 September 2016 in Singapore. Bringing together thought leadership to the next level addressing the key areas of industry concerns such as challenges due to economic downturn, latest innovations on dispute resolution, recent international regulations adopted by Singapore and much more. The 2016 event is set to deliver again another lively mix of presentations, panel forum and round-table discussion with ample opportunities for audience participations, these topics will examined in considerable depth.

For photos of the event, please click here.

Talk on U.S. Sanctions

Date: 15 June 2016

“U.S. Embargoes and Sanctions – Knowing and Navigating the Changing Field in International and Cross-Border Deals”

Over the last 18 months, the U.S., alone or with others, has changed its application of embargoes and sanctions as they apply to certain countries and individuals. The U.S. has started on a path of détente with Cuba, and investors are lining up to do business in Cuba for a variety of reasons, whether for shipping hubs or bases of operations, marina and harbor projects, or other opportunities. In contrast, the U.S. has imposed new and additional sanctions on Russia and Syria, which has complicated pending and existing deals and projects for many. Somewhere in the middle of détente and a strained relationship, the U.S. has eased many sanctions previously applicable to Iran. With each of these, however, there are restrictions imposed by the U.S., and with the changes – whether toward détente or away – the differences present new risks to the business community. Ronald will map the field regarding U.S. sanctions and chart a course for managing multijurisdictional compliance within the U.S. embargo and sanction requirements.

The Inaugural MLAS Maritime Mooting Competition

Date: 20, 27 & 29 January 2016

The Maritime Law Association of Singapore (“MLAS”) was established in 1991. The MLAS is an association that aims to promote the study and advancement of maritime law and its administration in Singapore. It is a member of the Committee Maritime International (CMI), a non-governmental international organisation devoted to the unification of maritime law across different jurisdictions. The main objective of this maritime mooting competition is to encourage law students, as well as those who are about to embark on a career in law, to study maritime law and/or to embark on a career as a maritime lawyer.

The Collapse of OW Bunker: One Year After

Date: 2 December 2015

Three members of Quadrant Chambers acted for Owners in the recent test case of (1) PST Energy 7 Shipping LLC & (2) Product Shipping and Trading SA v. (1) OW Bunkers Malta Ltd & (2) ING Bank NV. In that case, Owners sought in London Arbitration to pre-emptively challenge the right of OW Bunkers Malta (“OWB”) and its assignee, ING, to payment for bunkers supplied to the vessel RES COGITANS. They did so on various grounds, succeeding on all but the basis that the bunker supply contract was governed by the English Sale of Goods Act 1979 (“SOGA”) and that title to the bunkers had not passed. The Tribunal held that the contract was not governed by SOGA and that OWB/ING’s right to payment could be enforced as a simple debt. In the subsequent appeal to the High Court in London each side appealed and re-ran their arguments. The result was the same, with Owners losing on the SOGA point. The Judge sought, however, to insulate Owners from any claims by the supplier, leaving Owners free to pay ING with limited risk of double payment – as the Judge perceived it. The judgment has caused significant concern globally: not only to owners and charterers but also to suppliers. The decision of the English Court of Appeal (upon Owners’ expedited appeal) has just been handed down and will form the background to Stephen and Turlough’s presentation. This will focus on the legal significance and consequences of the RES COGITANS decision, as well as its practical implications for owners, charterers and suppliers. They will also consider the steps that those caught up in the fall-out from the bankruptcy of OW Bunkers can take to protect their position, including stays, pre-emptive proceedings and claims for indemnities.

Consequential Loss Clauses – Are they any use? by Simon Rainey QC

Date: 25 March 2015

Consequential loss clauses form an essential and integral part of almost all commercial contracts and also of standard form mutual contractual indemnity regimes. Despite the fact that they have long been in use, they are consistently the subject of litigation and recent cases demonstrate that the aspirations of their drafters are, more frequently than not, simply not achieved. This talk considers and analyses the recent relevant case law including Kudos Catering v Manchester Central Convention Complex [2013] EWCA Civ 38; AB v CD [2014] EWCA Civ 229 and Transocean Drilling v Providence Resources [2014] EWHC 4260 (Comm); seeks to identify what in fact such clauses are meant to (and can legitimately) achieve and aims to set some straightforward, pragmatic guidelines for drafting these clauses, as well as advising clients on their practical use and scope of application once a claim arises. Simon will present worked examples for discussion and comment.

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