EMLO Webinar Programme of Events 2021

January 26 15.30 CET /14.30 GMT 

EU & Maritime policy: A Review of 2020 and Preview of 2021 (members-only event)


Dr Vincent Power, Partner A&L Goodbody, Dublin and Chair of EMLO


Sarah Biontino, Biontino Europe Sprl, Brussels

Matthew Levitt, Partner, Baker Botts, Brussels

Sarah and Matthew will review events in EU and Maritime policy in 2020 and give us the benefit of their expertise and knowledge to suggest what to expect in 2021! This is the second year we have held this session with Sarah and Matthew and it is back by popular demand and not one to miss!

March (date tbc)

2021- A new direction for the US administration under Joe Biden. Thoughts from Washington and further afield.


Jeff Lawrence, Partner Cozen O’Conor, Washington D.C, Co-Chair of the International Transportation Committee of the ABA International Law Section



Under President Donald Trump, the US has stepped back from many international institutions and agreements in recent years. However, his challenger for the presidency in next month’s election, Joe Biden, is determined to put the US back on the international green map.

Under the so-called Biden Plan, the environmental agenda laid out by the Democrat nominee, there is a call to lead the world “to lock in enforceable international agreements to reduce emissions in global shipping and aviation”.

April / May – 16.30 CET (date tbc)

Covid: A retrospective 1 year on


Ann Fenech, Managing Partner of Fenech & Fenech associates, Valetta


Camilla Holtse, Associate General Counsel in Maersk Line, Copenhagen

Kirstie Nicholson, Global competition Counsel BHP Billiton, Singapore

Pietro Palandri, Lawyer and arbitrator with Studio Legale/Mordiglia, Genova

The whole world has suffered from COVID in 2020 and onwards and the shipping industry has been as hard as many other areas of business

Supply chain, rates of pay and the labour market have been hardest hit.  The panel will discuss their experiences in the past year and cover practical shipping topics including judicial sales, trade, the approach taken by competition authorities to industry collaborations and other COVID-related initiatives,  and maritime topics.

More exciting webinar dates to follow shortly…