The Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary University of London, is pleased to offer a new Executive Education course on Shipping Law in partnership with Hellenic Management Centre. The course is ideal for those working in the maritime business who come across critical aspects of international trade and maritime law on a daily basis.
When: November 1st - 30th, 2023 (twice a week)
Location: Online delivery
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This 5 week course is designed to provide a rigorous dissection of the legal issues affecting all parts of the shipping industry. The course does not assume any legal knowledge and includes an introduction to contract law and agency law principles – the key pillars of many elements of maritime law. Practical examples and real-life cases will be used throughout the course.
One of the unique characteristics of this course is the wide range of topics covered. It brings together academia and experienced leading legal practitioners from the shipping market. The sessions will be delivered interactively, combining academic excellence and practical insight. The course is crafted for the needs of all maritime professionals who may require legal insight.
This course will develop your understanding of:
The course will be taught online and interactively through synchronous teaching sessions. Class discussions and debates will be encouraged on topics ranging from digitalisation to the impact of sanctions on charterer’s contractual obligations. There will be no formal assessment for the participants.
At the conclusion of the course, participants should have acquired a foundational knowledge and understanding of shipping law which could help them to develop themselves in their existing role and broaden their career options. Participants should also have an understanding of legal risks and the challenges of dealing with disputes in the maritime industry, whether it be in their role as a maritime operator, lawyer, chartering broker, or a claims handler in the insurance sector.
The course is a ten day programme with a total teaching duration of 27 hours. The rough agenda is below:
The course is ideal for those working in the maritime business who come across critical aspects of international trade and maritime law on a daily basis.
The course is ideal for:
Regardless of your link with shipping and international trade, this course will provide you with a solid foundation in key areas of maritime law.
Prior knowledge of maritime law or dispute resolution is not required. The course is also suitable for those without a legal background or law graduates without a background in shipping. Shipping industry personnel with seagoing experience may also find it useful to attend the course.
You will be awarded a Certificate of Participation upon completion of the programme.
Participants need to meet at least one of the following requirements:
Please note that all applicants must have internationally recognized English language proficiency test.
Dr. Miriam Goldby is Professor of Shipping, Insurance and Commercial Law and Director of Research at Queen Mary’s Centre for Commercial Law Studies. She was previously director of the Centre’s Insurance, Shipping and Aviation Law Institute (2019-2022) and founder and director of its International Shipping Law LLM (2013-2022). She is the author of Electronic Documents in Maritime Trade: Law and Practice (Oxford University Press), the second edition of which was published in 2019, and has published extensively in the fields of shipping, insurance and financial law. Miriam has contributed to the work of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law, the Law Commission of England and Wales and the Comité Maritime International (CMI) Standing Committee on Carriage of Goods.
Dr. Filip Saranovic is the Director of the International Shipping Law LLM programme at Queen Mary's Centre for Commercial Law Studies. He has over 10 years of experience teaching maritime and commercial law at undergraduate, postgraduate and executive level. Filip is the author of a book entitled Freezing Injunctions in Private International Law (Cambridge University Press, 2022).
Mr. George Margaritopoulos is Associate Director at Richards Hogg Lindley (RHL) Piraeus since 2015 and has also spent time working in RHL’s London office. He is qualified as a Fellow of the Association of Average Adjusters and has previously worked as a spares and shipyards broker and also as a chartering broker. George holds a bachelor degree in Industrial Management & Technology from the University of Piraeus and an MSc in Marine Policy from Cardiff University, teaches Marine Insurance and Shipping Law at the HMC / Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers.
Mr. Harris Loukopoulos has substantial expertise in all fields of maritime and corporate law, having acted since 1996 as General Counsel for prominent shipping companies and dealt with complex maritime and corporate issues, both transactional as well as litigation. Harris has extensive commercial expertise in ship management, voyage and time charters, sale and purchase transactions and the financing markets, and has been instrumental in the public listing (IPOs) of shipping companies in the US and in Singapore and has strong expertise in structured and project finance transactions and M&As. Harris has been involved in cross border insolvency and restructuring proceedings in the US, England and Greece, as well as various shipping, marine insurance and corporate law disputes that have led to court litigation or out of court settlements, he is both litigation and transaction oriented and has a sharp business acumen giving him the ability to offer wide range commercial minded solutions. Harris holds a Law Degree from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and a Masters Degree in Shipping Law (LLM) from the University of Southampton, is fluent in Greek, English and French. He teaches Legal Principles in Shipping Business and Shipping Law at HMC/ ICS Greek Branch.
Shipping Law Training Programme [PDF 210KB]
HMC Executive Course in Shipping Law
In partnership with Hellenic Management Centre