The Centre for Commercial Law Studies (CCLS) at Queen Mary University of London its second International Shipping Law Roundtable at the International Maritime Organisation, 2 June 2016. The event was held at the was kindly sponsored by Stone Chambers.
The roundtable is a biennial event that has been already firmly established on the maritime law agenda of London. The Roundtable covers issues of strong current interest, of high relevance to business, featuring an in-depth discussion among, both established and young up-and-coming, academics and high-profile practitioners.
The 2016 Roundtable discussed the subject of 'Piracy, Refugees, War Risks and Sanctions: The Impact on Maritime Trade'. Seven research papers were presented and discussed in relation to the most recent developments over the use of armed security personnel on board merchant vessels; piracy post-incident obligations; seafarers' wages during captivity; limitations on the duty to render assistance at sea; the interception and rescue at sea of asylum seekers in the light of the new EU legal framework; war risks and sanctions in the carriage of goods by sea and by air; as well as bilaterally applied sanctions with a severe commercial effect on third parties.
The Roundtable serves as an intellectual platform to communicate academic cutting-edge research on issues relevant to the theme, and to facilitate dialogue between experts, including both academics and leading practitioners, from different jurisdictions.