EMLO 2017 Spring Seminar
The EMLO 2017 Spring Seminar was held on 27 April in Genoa.
This years topic: “BREXIT and other topical issues for shipping and ports”
The EMLO’s 2017 Spring Seminar was held in Genoa, a city with a very strong maritime heritage and one of the busiest terminals in Europe. We were also delighted that the Port Authority hosted the event in their splendid Palazzo San Giorgio.
The seminar came at a momentous time for Europe as a whole and for European shipping and trade as it will be right after the expected triggering of Article 50 by the UK Government and in the build-up to important elections in France, both of which herald major legal and political changes ahead. How will EU law and policy react to such changes? The seminar was divided into three main topics, mergers and antitrust law, shipping disputes and antitrust damages actions and general maritime policy and legislation We had a great line-up of expert speakers and panellists who, as well as reviewing the main current issues and trends took a crystal ball to consider what the future holds after Brexit. We were well attended by members of the IAML as well as members of the wider Italian maritime industry with an interest in the impact of EU law and policy on shipping and ports.