Book Launch: Maritime Organisation, Management and Liability – A Legal Analysis of New Challenges in the Maritime Industry

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About the book

This book identifies and examines the legal challenges facing the shipping industry and ship management today. It first addresses flag state rules and private international law as organisational tools of the shipowner for establishing the applicable legal framework in an age of increasing regulatory activity and extraterritorial effect of legislation. It then focuses on sustainability requirements and the liability of shipping companies managing supply chains and ships as waste. The third section considers challenges stemming from times of financial crisis and deals with the cross-border impact of shipping insolvencies, the UNCITRAL Model Law, and the approaches of different jurisdictions. Finally, the fourth section concerns digitalisation and automation, including delivery on the basis of digital release codes, bills of lading based on blockchain technology, the use of web portals and data sharing, and particular aspects of the law relating to autonomous ships, notably in marine insurance and carriage of goods.

The book will be a useful resource for academics and practising lawyers working in shipping and maritime law.


11:30 Log in by Panelists & Registrants
12:00 Welcome Address
Professor Stephen Girvin
National University of Singapore, Faculty of Law, Centre for Maritime Law - Director
12:10 Overview of The Book
Professor Vibe Ulfbeck
University of Copenhagen, Faculty of Law, Centre for Private Governance CEPRI - Head of the centre
12:20 Reflections

Management and Organisation of Shipping
Enterprises: Public and Private Law Framework
Associate Professor Paul Myburgh (NUS)

Sustainability Perspectives on Management and
Organisation in Shipping
Associate Professor Carola Glinski (Copenhagen)

Challenges in Shipping Management and
Organisation Stemming from The Financial Market
Dr Xu Jingchen (Singapore)

Management and Organisation In A Digitalised
Maritime Sector
Dr Víctor Chacón (NUS)

Management and Organisation:
Autonomous Shipping
Ms Luci Carey (NUS)

13:00 Toasts

Mr Leong Kah Wah (Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP)
Mr Niels Friborg (Hafnia Law Firm, Copenhagen)

13:30 End of the Event


Registration is compulsory. Please register here no later than 15 June 2021, 12:00.

For enquiries, contact Nur Fazirah.