Event Overview


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AIJA and IBA welcome you all to Valencia! 

Just before the commencement of the autumn season, we could not think of a better location to debate about some hot topics affecting both the private and public fronts of the shipping and air transportation community.

"Chartering the twenties” will give all attendants a magnificent opportunity to explore and analyse the latest trends and issues affecting charter party contracts, both from a private and a public perspective. Topics such as bankruptcies, IMO 2020 and its implementation by the different countries, flag aspects and the effects of virulent diseases will be the food for discussions among a well balanced group of practitioners and people from the industry.

Valencia, the birthplace of paella, is the third largest city in Spain, located on the eastern coast of the country, on the shores of the Mediterranean, and boasting 100km of coastline, breathtaking beaches and 2,600 hours of sun per year. Its strategic geographical position attracts a lot of commercial activity, with the Valencian port being the largest in Spain and the fifth busiest in Europe. In addition to being a prestigious commercial center, Valencia`s culture and heritage combined with decades of striking development, have transformed the city into a hybrid form of the old and the new, the past and the future. Modernity meets tradition in the streets of Valencia. 

The architecture alone is worth the visit. Taking a stroll through the old town, El Carmen, you can appreciate the Gothic, Baroque and Roman influence defining the character of the city. This powerful sense of heritage is complemented by a masterful movement of forward-thinking architecture and cultural projects, which is showcased by the City of Arts and Sciences (Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias). It is a scientific and cultural center stretching over 2 km of buildings and open spaces that feature astounding architecture by Valencian architect Santiago Calatrava. Valencia is very proud of this world famous project, one of the 12 Treasures of Spain, a unique experience and the must-see attraction of this vibrant, lively city.

An AIJA seminar in cooperation with




AIJA Commissions involved
  • Transport and Logistics Law Commission


16:30 - 18:00

18:00 - 20:00

20:30 - 23:30

Address: Carrer de Muñoz Seca, 2, 46010 Valencia, Spain


09:00 - 09:15

09:15 - 09:30

Keynote Speaker:  Ann Fenech, FENECH & FENECH ADVOCATES, Malta
09:30 - 11:00

  • Marco Remiorz, ARNECKE SIBETH DABELSTEIN, Germany
  • Davide Canepa, STUDIO LEGALE MORDIGLIA, Italy
  • Lucas Leite Marques, KINCAID | MENDES VIANNA ADVOGADOS, Brazil
  • Marcel Verhagen, DOCK LEGAL EXPERTS, The Netherlands
  • Camilla Søgaard Hudson, BECH BRUUN, Denmark
  • Tunji Adeyemi, BANWO & IGHODALO, Nigeria
11:00 - 11:30

11:30 - 13:00

  • Hendrikje Herrmann, ESPRIT EUROPE GmbH, Germany
  • Corina Song, ALLEN & GLEDHILL LLP, Singapore
  • Jeremy Herschaft, BLANK ROME LLP, USA
  • Rogier Baart, CALAND ADVOCATEN, The Netherlands
  • Carel Kivimaa, TSG BALTIC, Estonia
  • Felix Goebel, ARNECKE SIBETH DABELSTEIN, Germany
13:00 - 14:00

14:00 - 15:30

  • Johannes Grove Nielsen, BECH-BRUUN, Denmark
  • Ansam Okbani, RICHEMONT DELVISO, France
  • Philip Vagin, ZEILER FLOYD ZADKOVICH, United Kingdom
  • Eline Mooring, BENNINK AMAR, The Netherlands 
  • Lilly Kathrin Relling, KVALE ADVOKATFIRMA, Norway
  • Eduardo Prim, MFB SOLICITORS, United Kingdom
  • Jan Rossi, GANADO ADVOCATES, Malta
15:30 - 16:00

16:00 - 17:30

  • Giovanna Montanaro, WARTMANN MERKER AG, Switzerland
  • Javier Zabala, MEANA GREEN MAURA, Spain
  • Diego San Simón, SAN SIMÓN & DUCH, Spain
  • Christian Bjørtuft Ellingsen, SIMONSEN VOGT WIIG, Norway
  • Maria Belen Espiñeira, IT&L LEGAL CONSULTANTS, Argentina
  • Harmen Hoek, HOEK TEN KATEN, The Netherlands

Carrer d'Eduardo Primo Yúfera, 1b, 46013  Valencia, Spain


09:30 - 11:00

  • Cherry Almeida, CALAND ADVOCATEN, The Netherlands

Port of Rotterdam: environmental challenges and developments
Jennifer Hoovers, VAN STEENDEREN MAINPORT LAWYERS, The Netherlands
The FuelEU Regulation versus the ETS Maritime Directive
Andreas Oxholm, HAFNIA LAW FIRM LLP, Denmark
How will the shipping industry contribute to reaching the targets in the Paris Agreement?
Commodity contracts and environmental regulations: a force majeur/hardship case?
Carlos Salinas, MA ABOGADOS, Spain
11:00 - 11:30

11:30 - 13:00

  • Mateus Andrade Dias, ANDRADE DIAS ADVOGADOS, Portugal
  • Lauren Wilgus, BLANK ROME LLP, USA
  • Jaime Soroa, MEANA GREEN MAURA, Spain
  • Ulla von Weissenberg, PROCOPÉ & HORNBORG, Finland
  • Savas Inandioglu, TILEGAL LAW FIRM, Turkey
  • Jean-Philippe Maslin, Richemont – Del Viso, France
13:00 - 14:00


18:15 - 23:00

Address: Carrer de l'Arquebisbe Aliaga, s/n, 46012 El Palmar, Valencia, Spain (transportation by bus)

Fees & General Info

There are currently no registration fees available.

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Practical Information

Seminar Venue

The seminar will be taking place at Veles e Vents

Veles e Vents is a symbolic place for events, architecture by David Chipperfield and located in the Marina of Valencia.

Contact details:

Address: Edificio Veles e Vents La Marina de, 46024 Valencia, Spain
Phone: +34 690 70 52 16
Email: comercial@veleseventsvalencia.es


Ilunion Hotels Aqua

We have negotiated special rates for the participants of the seminar with Ilunion Hotels Aqua.

Room Type Single Occupancy Double Occupancy
Standard 121€ 132€


Above rates are:

  • Per room, per night basis, inclusive the VAT (10%)
  • Inclusive of breakfast

To book your accommodation, please use the following link and give the word AIJA as reference.

Please note that rooms will be allocated on a first come first served basis according to availability.

hotel Valencia Oceanic 

We have negociated a discount at hotel Valencia Oceanic.

To book your accommodation, please use the following link

Organising Committee

Cherry ALMEIDA Caland Advocaten (NETHERLANDS)
Davide CANEPA Watson Farley & Williams (ITALY)
Johannes GROVE NIELSEN (IBA)Bech-Bruun Lawfirm (DENMARK)
Hendrikje HERRMANN Lebuhn & Puchta Partnerschaft von Rechtsanwälten und Solicitor mbB (GERMANY)
Giovanna MONTANARO (IBA)Wartmann Merker Ltd. (SWITZERLAND)
Marco REMIORZ Arnecke Sibeth Dabelstein (GERMANY)


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