EMLO Webinar Programme of Events 2021

18 May – 15.30 BST / 16.30 CET / 10.30 EDT/EST

Covid: A Retrospective One Year On


Ann Fenech, Partner of Fenech & Fenech Advocates – Valletta


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 chains, 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 effect on the cruise line industry, Box ships, crew and the approach taken by competition authorities to industry collaborations and other COVID-related initiatives,  and maritime topics.

More exciting webinar dates to follow shortly… 

Previous Events of 2021

18 March – 09:30EST / 14:30CET / 13:30GMT

U.S. Maritime Policy under The Biden Administration: Continuity or Change?

Chair: Dr Vincent Power, Chairman of EMLO

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


Commissioner Carl W. Bentzel, Federal Maritime Commission

William Doyle, Executive Director, Maryland Port Administration – Port of Baltimore

Rear Admiral Michael Rodriguez, USMS (Former MARAD Deputy Administrator)

The policies and philosophical approaches of former President Donald Trump and recently sworn-in President Joe Biden are dramatically different. Areas such as international economic policy, environmental and trade regulation, and relations with allies and trading partners are all now in play and poised for change.

The important question for maritime stakeholders will be how the change in Administration will impact the maritime industry.

Our panel of experts, with decades of experience in US maritime policy, can be expected to touch on a diverse list of topics including economic and environmental regulation, Jones Act, infrastructure investment, supply chain challenges, trade, security, and more.

EMLO is delighted to host this special one hour free ranging discussion amongst  a unique group of experts to discuss key issues that are central to the future of maritime commerce in the U.S. trades.

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!