TWENTIETH ANNUAL CONFERENCE
GLOBAL SHIPPING IN AN UNCERTAIN WORLD
What can shipping teach other industries about competition risk and compliance in a global economy?
Thursday, 6 November, 19.00-23.00: Opening reception and dinner
Design Museum, London SE1 2YD
Friday, 7 November, 8.30-17.00: Conference
Offices of Reed Smith LLP
The Broadgate Tower
20 Primrose Street
London EC2A 2RS
EMLO would like to thank CEG for its generous financial support and Reed Smith LLP for providing the conference venue and facilities
8.30 Coffee and Registration
9.00 Welcome by the Chairman of EMLO, The Rt. Hon. The Lord Phillips of Worth Matravers, KG
Current issues for debate in competition law
9.10-11.00 Latest hot topics in competition law: Where are we with global liner alliances?
Do we need a more uniform international approach to regulation?
• Horizontal coordination and concentration: whether and where should lines be drawn?
• The limits of block exemptions and treatment of JVs, alliances, VSAs and consortia falling outside their scope
• How can different antitrust and merger control processes and outcomes most effectively be managed?
• Should regulators in different countries be encouraged to talk to each other?
The panel of regulators and legal commentators from the key jurisdictions will examine and debate recent cases, in particular the recent P3 and other operating alliances, and the OECD proposals for sharing of confidential business information between regulators
Contributions from a panel of experts, to include:
Guus Braakman, Advocaat, Rotterdam, Secretary General of EMLO (Panel Chairman) Hubert de Broca, Head of Unit, European Commission,
DG Competition: Transport, Post and Other Services, Brussels
Richard Lidinsky, Federal Maritime Commission, Washington DC Jeff Lawrence, Partner, Cozen O’Connor LLP, Washington DC Kirstie Nicholson, Counsel, Allen & Gledhill LLP, Singapore
11.00-11.15 Coffee break
The environmental challenges for ship owners
11.15-12.00 What are the regulatory challenges ahead and what technical solutions does industry have to offer?
Peter Appel, Partner, Gorrissen Federspiel (Panel Chairman) John Grant, UK Ship Power General Manager, Wärtsilä Martin Kröger, German Shipowners’ Association
12.00-12.45 What shipping lawyers and executives need to know about the gas revolution?
Ed Osterwald, Partner, CEG Europe, London
12.45-13.15 Gas as cargo or fuel: considering the key regulatory requirements, legal risks and liability issues
14.30 Review of morning session
The Rt. Hon. The Lord Phillips of Worth Matravers, KG
Procedural developments, third party actions and damages
14.45-15.15 Cartel settlements and commitment decisions: what are the pluses and minuses?
Has competition law lost its second name?
Philip Wareham, Hill Dickinson LLP, London (Panel Chairman) Luis Ortiz-Blanco, Partner, Garrigues, Madrid
15.45-17.00 Using competition law to your commercial advantage: complaints, claims and damages. Experts’ panel will discuss key challenges and solutions, including –
• Overview of the current EU landscape and the Damages Directive
• The in-house lawyer’s perspective
• Bringing successful claims - some practical tips and traps
• Quantum, pass-on, class actions and other thorny issues
• Issues arising out of commitments in the context of litigation
Marjorie Holmes, Partner, Reed Smith LLP, London (Panel Chairman) Nils von Hinten Reed, Managing Partner, CEG Europe, Brussels Christopher Rother, Antitrust Counsel, Deutsche Bahn, Berlin
Rob Murray, Head of Antitrust Recovery, Mishcon de Reya, London
17.00 Closing remarks by the Chairman of EMLO, The Rt Hon. Lord Phillips of Worth Matravers, KG
MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIRMAN
I look forward to welcoming as many members as possible at our Annual Conference in November. It will be our twentieth – something to celebrate!
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The conference will explore the latest “hot” topics in competition law. Competition law is not just for the specialists but has a potentially huge impact on all commercial shipping transactions as well as creating business risks and opportunities which all shipping lawyers and their clients should be aware of. We will also be covering the current “hot” topic in the shipping industry, namely the “gas revolution” and exploring some of the associated legal requirements and risks.
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