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In October, AIJA’s Transport Law Commission in cooperation with the International T.R.A.D.E. Commission invite you to Istanbul, the largest city and principal seaport of Turkey. Acting as a bridge between the old and modern, West and East, Europe and Asia, Istanbul has been for centuries a major hub for many modes of transport. The city will host this year’s seminar which will focus on the environmental aspects of shipping and trade. This event will also serve as a follow-up to our last year’s transport law seminar titled ‘Sailing the digital wave’. It’s open to those who had the opportunity to attend last year as well to those who didn’t have the chance and would like to get the latest updates in this area.

The academic programme will cover various topics on environmental issues related to shipping, digitalisation of commerce and transportation processes, blockchain or latest trends in international commerce and finance. The seminar will be attended by international lawyers and leading experts in the transport, logistics and shipping sectors.

We look forward to seeing you!

AIJA Commissions involved
  • Transport and Logistics Law Commission


C and TRADE O.2, Shipping is turning green

16:30 - 18:30

Address: Asker Ocağı Cad. No:1 Taksim, Şişli, 34367 Istanbul, Turkey
19:00 - 21:00

Address: Tomtom Mah. İstiklal Cad. No: 181 K: 5-6, Merkez Han, 34433 Beyoğlu

Address: Tomtom Mah. İstiklal Cad. No: 181 K: 5-6, Merkez Han, 34433 Beyoğlu
Not included in the registration fee, payable upon registration

08:00 - 09:00

Address: Asker Ocağı Cad. No:1 Taksim, Şişli, 34367 Istanbul, Turkey
09:00 - 09:30

Paola Fudakowska, AIJA President, FCO Legal Directorate, United Kingdom
09:30 - 11:00

Bahar Sayhan Gulyas, Sayhan Law Office, Istanbul, Turkey
Keynote speaker:
Cüneyt Süzel, Assistant Professor Dr. on Maritime Insurance Law, Istanbul Bilgi University, Istanbul, Turkey
Agnete Nummedal, Simonsen Vogtwiig, Oslo, Norway
Lauren B. Wilgus, Blank Rome LLP, New York, USA
Camilla Hudson, Bech Bruun, Copenhague, Denmark
11:00 - 11:30

11:30 - 13:00

Jaime Lopez, DeForest, Puebla, Mexico
Catalina Espinosa, Meana Green Maura, Madrid, Spain - Reduction of sulfur emissions by ships, within the framework of the regulation contained in Annex VI of MARPOL, Directives 2012/33 and 2016/802 and Royal Decree 290/2015 of April 17, with special emphasis on the most relevant aspects From the IMO 2020 implementation, specifically in scrubbers.
Hendrikje Herrmann
, Ahlers & Vogel, Ostfriesland, Germany - New technologies at shipbuilding and ship management from an eviromental point of view. 
Aret Tasciyan
, Turk P&I, Istanbul, Turkey - The Past and Present of the Marine Insurance Market.
Emre Karacaoglu
, Revolution Marine, Istanbul Turkey - Insight into the Turkish shipyards and shipowners before and after the major developments in environmental regulations and requirements.
13:00 - 14:00

14:00 - 15:30

Cherry Almeida, Caland Advocaten, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Davide Canepa, Studio Legale Mordiglia, Milano, Italy - Food as cargo: the issue of balancing safety and sustainability
Nil Tutuncuoglu, Tilegal, Istanbul, Turkey - Trade and Transport of chemical products - application of latest IMO changes and requirements in Turkey
Tobias Nesemann, Fleet Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany - MSC ZOE: environmental impact of overboard washed containers
Ayse Zeynep Arantekin, Marsh & Mclennan, London, United Kingdom - Global Risks Landscape and their likely impact on cargo safety- an insurance perspective
15:30 - 16:00

16:00 - 17:30

Savas Inandioglu, Tilegal, Istanbul, Turkey
Jan Rossi, Ganado Advocates, Valetta, Malta
Cem Arikan
, GBF attorneys at law, Zurich, Switzerland
Kadriye Yuruk Yilmaz
, Akt law Office, Istanbul, Turkey
Diego de San Simon
, San Simón & Dutch, Madrid, Spain
20:00 - 22:00

Address: Kuruçeşme Mahallesi, Muallim Naci Cd. No:107, 34345 Beşiktaş/İstanbul

09:30 - 11:00

Sinan Senol, Ercin Bilgin Bektasoglu, Istanbul, Turkey
Gary Walsh, Watson Farley & Williams, London, United Kingdom
Emre Ersoy
, Ersoy Bilgehan, Istanbul, Turkey
Willemijn Putz
, BVL, Rotterdam, Netherlands
11:00 - 11:30

11:30 - 13:00

Javier Zabala, MEANA GREEN MAURA & CO., Bilbao, Spain
Annemieke Spijker
, AKD, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Martti Peetsalu
, TGS Baltic, Tallin, Estonia
Ansam Okbani
, DelViso Maritime Lawyers, Marseille, France
Damilola Osinuga
, Famsville Sollicitors, Lagos, Nigeria
13:00 - 14:00

14:30 - 18:30

Fullly booked
Transfer by bus, departure and return at Divan Istanbul Hotel

Not included in the registration fee, payable locally

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Practical Information


Please book your room at the Divan Istanbul Hotel

Hotel address: Asker Ocagi Caddesi No:1, İstanbul, Sisl

Rate Access / Corporate Code: etx


Room rates: 140€ / single room

Organising Committee

Cherry ALMEIDA Caland Advocaten (NETHERLANDS)
Bahar SAYHAN GULYAS Sayhan Law Office (TURKEY)
Sinan ŞENOL Şenol Somran Law Firm (TURKEY)


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