Event Overview

li_user_white

Connect to your MyAIJA account to discover who from your network is attending this event.

Connect
 The registration form is closed. Should you be interested in joining the seminar, please contact office@aija.org to check availability.

Join the AIJA triple seminar in Athens organised by the Transport Law Commission, the International Arbitration Commission and the Public Procurement Law Interest Group.

The conference will be split on Friday’s session into a Transport Law seminar named “A Ship’s life: a long tale about the wondering and struggling life cycle of a ship from her financing to her recycling”, the 13th Annual Arbitration Conference named “Ever given, never given: Transport, Supply Chain and Arbitration” and a Public Procurement seminar on “Public Procurement – Trends and Future”. There will be also two joint Saturday’s panels in which the Transport Law Commission, the International Arbitration Commission and the Public Procurement Law Interest Group will team up to discuss about topics of common interest related, inter alia, to the famous “Achmea” case.  All will take place in Athens, Greece from 14 to 16 September 2023.

The Transport seminar will discuss all aspects of a ship’s life cycle, from sale and shipbuilding to its use as a transport mode. Piraeus, Greece’s main port, is home not only to over 600 ship management companies managing from 1-2 vessels to up to very large fleets with over 25 vessels, but also to several shipping service providers such as financial institutions, insurance companies, accounting firms, law firms etc. The country’s strategic location at the crossroads of Europe, Asia and Africa makes it a vital hub for international trade, transport and shipping and thus a great place where to hold a transport seminar. The discussion will take into consideration also climate change, the new focus on sustainability and the digital transformation so to attract speakers and attendees from several industries. 

The International Arbitration seminar will address which space arbitration may find in the transport and shipping industry. In such context many disputes may arise including those related to supply chain disruptions as demonstrated, for example, by the recent events of the Suez Channel blockage by the container ship Ever Given. International arbitration remains the most convenient method to resolve such disputes in an efficient way resulting in a binding award enforceable all around the world. Greece ranks as the world’s largest ship owning nation, it has ratified the 1958 New York Convention and in early 2023 has radically updated both its international commercial arbitration law and its private maritime law. Athens is therefore the perfect location to discuss why arbitration suits perfectly well with transport and shipping disputes. 

The public procurement seminar will, inter alia, address the fact that he Piraeus port, following its privatization, in just a few years has become the fourth largest port in Europe with continuously improving economic performance. This shows that its privatisation has produced hopeful results and also explains why public procurement is a highly competitive industry in the Greek market. This combined with the recent global conditions with the Russian aggression against Ukraine and the shift towards a more protectionist approach to global trade make this seminar in Athens more relevant than ever. During the seminar, lawyers from around the world will identify trends and future of public procurement law that is emerging as a result of the experiences from the past years.

AIJA Commissions involved
  • International Arbitration
  • Public Procurement Law
  • Transport and Logistics Law Commission

Programme

Transport Law Seminar. Ship life: a long tale about the wondering and struggling life cycle of a ship from her financing to her recycling

16:00 - 20:00


Address: Athanasiou Diakou 28, Athens 11743
18:00 - 20:00


Address: Athanasiou Diakou 28, Athens 11743
20:00 - 23:00


Address: Athanasiou Diakou 28, Athens 11743

08:00 - 09:00

09:00 - 09:15

09:15 - 09:30

09:30 - 09:45


A brief introduction to the new Greek Maritime Law Code of 2023 : Wrongful arrest, exercising a lien on cargo for unpaid freight and new liability regime provisions.

  • Vassilis Vernicos, KALOGEROGIANNIS & VERNICOS LAW. Greece
09:45 - 11:00


In this session, panelists will provide the audience with a large discussion over relevant practical steps to draft arrangements and the constructions of securities (pledge, mortgage) over a vessel in order to build or purchase a ship, and the considerations to be taken into account when doing so.

Moderator: 
  • Yiannis Timagenis, Timagenis Law Firm, Greece

Speakers:
  • Teresa Roussou, Watson Farley & Williams, Greece
  • Christian Hochstrasser, ThomannFischer, Switzerland
  • Georg Lehmann, Ancon Blue, Germany
11:00 - 11:30

11:30 - 13:00


In this session, the panelists will share with the audience their views on the hot issues of manufacture, repair, maintenance or refurbishment of ships, under both shipyards and Owners’ perspectives, with an overlook at the possible conflicts arising out of the non-performance of the contract.

Moderator:
  • Lotte Schatt, AKD, The Netherlands
Speakers:
  • Wendy van den Nouland, Van Traa Advocaten, The Netherlands
  • Lauren Wilgus, Blank Rome, USA
  • Francesco Gasparini, Studio Legale Mordiglia, Italy
  • Pol Mediñà, Mestre Abogados, Spain
13:00 - 14:00

14:00 - 15:30


In this session, panelists shall discuss the different stages for the sale of ships, among others the form to be used, the negotiation of the most impacting clauses, inspection, completion and the outcome of a possible breach of contract.

Moderator:
  • Lucas Leite Marques, Kincaid | Mendes Vianna Advogados, Brazil
Speakers:
  • Jean-Philippe Maslin, Richemont Del Viso, France
  • Enrique Rubio, ISLAW Abogados, Spain
  • James Clayton, Campbell Jonston Clark, United Kingdom
  • Martina Farrugia, Fenech & Fenech Advocates, Malta
15:30 - 15:50

15:50 - 16:50


In this session, the panelists will entertain the attendees on the different ways of protecting the environment (also under a sustainability of the insurance/banking industry trends) from the pollutants generated by ships.

Moderator:
  • Andreas Oxholm, Hafnia Law Firm LLP, Denmark
Speakers:
  • Robin Eliasson, Werks Advokater AB, Sweden
  • Maria Kontogianni, Moderna Marine Management Ltd, Greece
  • Dimitrios Manolopuolos, Papapetros, Papangelis, Tatagia and Partners Law Firm, Greece
16:50 - 17:50


In this session, the panelists shall share their insights about the different challenges of ship recycling and its regulations.

Moderator:
  • Tunji Adeyemi, Banwo & Ighodalo, Nigeria

Speakers:
  • Evangelia Lytra, Fleet Hamburg, Germany
  • Nil Tutuncuoglu, Tilegal, Turkey
  • Felix Goebel, Arnecke Sibeth Dabelstein, Germany
19:20


Gather of the participants at the lobby of the hotel
20:00


Address: Ioannou Fix, Paleo Faliro

08:30 - 09:30

09:30 - 11:00


The European Court of Justice’s judgement in Slovak Republic v. Achmea has caught the attention at worldwide level ruling that the arbitration clause contained in a bilateral investment treaty signed between EU countries would be incompatible with EU law. In this session, it will be looked at this decision assessing the relevant impacts within the arbitration arena and in the transport and public procurement investments intra-EU and extra-EU.

Moderator: 
  • Eleni Skoufari, LCL Law, Greece
Speakers:
  • Duncan Speller, Willkie Farr & Gallagher (UK) LLP, United Kingdom
  • Kleopatra Koutra, Legal Counsel of SNFCC, Greece
  • Natascha Tunkel, KNOETZL, Austria
11:00 - 11:30

11:30 - 12:45


In this panel it will be inquired how the new technologies can improve the safety, efficiency, and resilience of the transportation industry as well as how to ensure the implementation of such technologies from different perspectives. More in general, it will also be looked at whether the innovation can help preventing and responding to incidents like the Ever Given grounding and which kind of other new disputes may arise in the future.

Moderator:
  • Hari Krishna, Nimble Legal, UAE
Speakers:
  • Uxua Esparza, Meana Green Maura, Spain
  • Irantzu Sedano, Aiyon Abogados, Spain
12:45 - 14:00

14:00 - 15:00


Taking place in room Attica Hall
16:20


The guides will meet the participants at the Lobby of the Hotel and will walk them to the Acropolis
16:30


Address: Atenas 105 58
20:00


Address: Mark. Mousourou 1, Athens, 11636
13th Annual Arbitration Conference. Ever given, never given: Transport, Supply Chain and Arbitration

16:00 - 20:00


Address: Athanasiou Diakou 28, Athens 11743
18:00 - 20:00


Address: Athanasiou Diakou 28, Athens 11743
20:00 - 23:00


Address: Athanasiou Diakou 28, Athens 11743

08:00 - 09:00

09:00 - 09:15

09:15 - 09:30

09:30 - 11:00


In March 2021 the Ever Given container blocked the Suez Canal for six days. That had an impact on the global trade. Many tranport operators unavailable to meet their obligations to deliver goods in time due to the blockage tried to defend themselves invoking the casualty. This panel will deal on which are the takeaways and the lessons learnt from this episode. Reference will also be made to how the force majeure and the risk allocations clauses shall be drafted in the agreements taking into consideration also the CISG.

Moderator:
  • Jacopo Piemonte, De Berti Jacchia, Italy
Speakers:
  • Brian Van Egmond, Conway & Partners, The Nederlands
  • Flore Poloni, Signature Litigation, France
  • Gretta Walters, Chaffetz Lindsey LLP, USA
  • Christopher Singer, DLA Piper, Germany/United Kingdom
11:00 - 11:30

11:30 - 13:00


The panelists will discuss what are the pros and cons in inserting an arbitration clause in insurance contracts. In this context, it will be explained that the advantages outweigh the disadvantages and that arbitration presents benefits both for insurer and insured. International arbitration remains indeed the most convenient method to resolve insurance disputes in an efficient way resulting in a binding award enforceable all around the world.

Moderator:
  • Marijn De Ruysscher,  Lydian, Belgium
Speakers: 
  • Ioannis Avgoustis, Steamship Insurance Agency (Europe) Limited, Greece
  • Lukas Rusch, Pestalozzi, Switzerland
  • Karen Papenfuß, GSK Stockmann, Germany
13:00 - 14:00

14:00 - 15:30


The blockage of the Suez Channel by the Ever Given container has gave rise to legal disputes with various parties in the “supply” chain seeking compensation for the losses incurred. Supply chain disruptions have however really become so common place for various different reasons, not least: (i) [aftereffects of] the COVID-19-pandemic; (ii) the Russian war of aggression against Ukraine; and (iii) tensions of the West with China (also in light of the Taiwan conflict, leading to efforts to de-couple). In this panel it will be discussed why International arbitration is the best method for resolving such disputes efficiently and effectively.

Moderator:
  • Hannah Fry, 39 Essex Chambers, United Kingdom
Speakers:
  • Michael Schifferli, Wenger Plattner, Switzerland
  • Jorian Gunst, AKD, The Nederlands
  • Łukasz Chwalczuk, Iuridica, Poland
15:30 - 15:50

15:50 - 16:50


Arbitration is becoming more and more popular for adjudicating maritime disputes. In such context, during the arbitral proceedings, it may arise often the need for one of the parties to request urgent measures (e.g. a vessel arrest) to avoid losses and preserving the status quo. The arbitral tribunals in most of the cases have limited powers to enforce interim awards. It becomes then of essence the assistance of the National Courts having the coercive powers of the sovereign states. In this session we will then look at the interactions between the Arbitral Tribunals and National Courts in this regard and more in general on how these matters are dealt in the arbitration rules of the major arbitral institutions.

Moderator:
  • Hendrik Puschmann, Farrer & Co, United Kingdom
Spakers:
  • Anastasia Dola Tsatsos, LCI Law. Greece
  • Sabrine Schnyder, Switzerland
  • Marion Carrega, Aramis, France
  • Tom Van Amsterdam, Houthoff, The Nederlands
16:50 - 17:50


Offshore construction projects are on the rise considering the investments in offshore wind farms for producing energy in a sustainable way. For such kind of projects arbitration is by far the preferred method of dispute resolution. In this session we will look at the disputes which may arise in such projects. These can indeed include both: (i) claims common to onshore arbitrations (such as defects and delays); and (ii) disputes typical of such projects related to the particular and challenging conditions of the offshore environment.

Moderator:
  • Thierry Augsburger, Four Knights LLC, Switzerland
Speakers:
  • Gabriel Ganot, Exponent, USA
  • Helen Lehto, Dittmar & Indrenius, Finland
  • Martin Hackl, Peters Ortner Partners, Austria
19:20


Gather of the participants at the lobby of the hotel
20:00


Address: Ioannou Fix, Paleo Faliro

08:30 - 09:30

09:30 - 11:00


The European Court of Justice’s judgement in Slovak Republic v. Achmea has caught the attention at worldwide level ruling that the arbitration clause contained in a bilateral investment treaty signed between EU countries would be incompatible with EU law. In this session, it will be looked at this decision assessing the relevant impacts within the arbitration arena and in the transport and public procurement investments intra-EU and extra-EU.

Moderator: 
  • Eleni Skoufari, LCI Law, Greece
Speakers:
  • Duncan Speller, Willkie Farr & Gallagher (UK) LLP, United Kingdom
  • Kleopatra Koutra, Legal Counsel of SNFCC, Greece
  • Natascha Tunkel, KNOETZL, Austria
11:00 - 11:30

11:30 - 12:45


In this panel it will be inquired how the new technologies can improve the safety, efficiency, and resilience of the transportation industry as well as how to ensure the implementation of such technologies from different perspectives. More in general, it will also be looked at whether the innovation can help preventing and responding to incidents like the Ever Given grounding and which kind of other new disputes may arise in the future.

Moderator:
  • Hari Krishna, Nimble Legal, UAE

Speakers:
  • Uxua Esparza, Meana Green Maura, Spain
  • Irantzu Sedano, Aiyon Abogados, Spain
12:45 - 14:00

14:00 - 15:00


Taking place in Conference Room 1
16:20


The guides will meet the participants at the Lobby of the Hotel and will walk them to the Acropolis
16:30


Address: Atenas 105 58
20:00


Address: Mark. Mousourou 1, Athens, 11636
Public Procurement Law Seminar. Public Procurement. Trends and Future

16:00 - 20:00


Address: Athanasiou Diakou 28, Athens 11743
18:00 - 20:00


Address: Athanasiou Diakou 28, Athens 11743
20:00 - 23:00


Address: Athanasiou Diakou 28, Athens 11743

08:00 - 09:00

09:00 - 09:15

09:15 - 09:30

09:30 - 11:00


(i) Practical experiences and conclusions drawn from Joint Ventures (JV) and other Public-Private initiatives in public procurement, and (ii) lessons learned through private JV bids. Both from the perspective of the contractors and procuring authorities.

Moderator: 
  • Caroline De Mulder, Altius, Belgium
Speakers:
  • Lore Derdeyn, Lydian, Belgium
  • Anna Zaragoza, eit Urban Mobility, Spain
  • Calvin Calleja, Ganado Advocates, Malta
11:00 - 11:30

11:30 - 13:00


The impact of recent jurisprudence and new directives on zero emission etc.; Balancing the risk for protectionism stemming from benefits of local production and presence.

Moderator:
  • Laurynas Lukošiūnas, HubLegal, Lithuania
Speakers:
  • Viktoria Gunnerek, Advokatfirman Vinge, Sweden
  • Monika Křižánková, Havel & Partners, Czech Republic
  • Jarosław Kola, WKB Lawyers, Poland
13:00 - 14:00

14:00 - 15:30


Join us for a discussion on the differences and similarities in the approach to defence procurement in the EU. Be it the use of direct awards, the structure of competitive procedures or amendments to already awarded contracts, we will shed light on the much debated question of whether some EU Member States really do interpret and apply EU procurement law very differently when it comes to (big-ticket) defence procurement. Of course, we will not forget the elephant in the room: litigation. A situation everyone fears and where there is rarely a winner. What is the framework, what should be considered when weighing up whether to go down this road?

Moderator:
  • Christopher Wolters, Blomstein, Germany
Speakers:
  • Lukasz Gembis, DWF, Poland
  • Nikos Koukos, Zepos & Yannopoulos, Greece
  • Žilvinas Briedis, HubLegal, Lithuania
15:30 - 15:50

15:50 - 16:50


Join us for a question-based and thought-provoking discussion on how to ensure the intended use of the in-house exemption (avoiding circumvention) and the applicability and best use of the exemption. The discussion will include common questions such as (i) whether a contracting authority must reexamine the application of the in-house rule at some point in time and (ii) if the state is allowed to use the in-house model within its structure and subsidiaries or if there must be an ultimate controlling entity other than the government

Moderator:
  • Gabriella Fossum Gunnarsson, WERKS Advokater, Sweden
Speakers:
  • Donka Stoyanova, Dimitrov, Petrov & Co, Bulgaria
  • Youri Musschebroeck, CMS DeBacker, Belgium
  • Ondrej Čurilla, Havel & Partners, Czech Republic
16:50 - 17:50


Effects, challenges, shared experiences and expectations for the future.

Moderator:
  • Tomasz Michalczyk, DZP, Poland
Speakers:
  • Hedvig Josefson, Advokatfirman Vinge, Sweden
  • Jasmin Mayerl, Blomstein, Germany
  • Johannes Stalzer, Schoenherr, Austria
19:20


Gather of the participants at the lobby of the hotel
20:00


Address: Ioannou Fix, Paleo Faliro

08:30 - 09:30

09:30 - 11:00


The European Court of Justice’s judgement in Slovak Republic v. Achmea has caught the attention at worldwide level ruling that the arbitration clause contained in a bilateral investment treaty signed between EU countries would be incompatible with EU law. In this session, it will be looked at this decision assessing the relevant impacts within the arbitration arena and in the transport and public procurement investments intra-EU and extra-EU.

Moderator: 
  • Eleni Skoufari, LCI Law, Greece
Speakers:
  • Duncan Speller, Willkie Farr & Gallagher (UK) LLP, United Kingdom
  • Kleopatra Koutra, Legal Counsel of SNFCC, Greece
  • Natascha Tunkel, KNOETZL, Austria
11:00 - 11:30

11:30 - 12:45


In this panel it will be inquired how the new technologies can improve the safety, efficiency, and resilience of the transportation industry as well as how to ensure the implementation of such technologies from different perspectives. More in general, it will also be looked at whether the innovation can help preventing and responding to incidents like the Ever Given grounding and which kind of other new disputes may arise in the future.

Moderator:
  • Hari Krishna, Nimble Legal, UAE

Speakers:
  • Uxua Esparza, Meana Green Maura, Spain
  • Irantzu Sedano, Aiyon Abogados, Spain
12:45 - 14:00

14:00 - 15:00


Taking place in Conference Room 2
16:20


The guides will meet the participants at the Lobby of the Hotel and will walk them to the Acropolis
16:30


Address: Atenas 105 58
20:00


Address: Mark. Mousourou 1, Athens, 11636

Fees & General Info

There are currently no registration fees available.

General terms and conditions

By registering you have to accept the general terms and conditions and accept that your registration is considered binding immediately, but participation to the event is possible only after full payment of the registration fee.

Please note that any arrangements related to the participation of the participant in an AIJA event, including but not limited to booking or cancellation of accommodation or flights, as well as respecting the cancellation deadlines indicated in the general terms and conditions, are the sole responsibility of the participant. AIJA shall not be held liable for any expenses the participant may suffer as the result of participant’s failure to comply with his/her obligations.

It is recommended for each participant to purchase a cancellation and travel insurance.

Please note that in-house counsel registrations are subject to review and confirmation by AIJA. AIJA considers in-house counsel professionals who hold a university degree in law allowing access to a bar association and practicing law as an in-house counsel in private, public, or non-profit companies, institutions or organisations. Please note that in-house counsel who are at the same time active as fee-earning lawyers or consultants are not eligible to the discounted in-house counsel fee.

Please read the general terms and conditions applicable for AIJA events.


Scholarships

If you are a lawyer under 35 years old and meet the requirements, apply to our Scholarship Programme for this event. You can check more details here.

Prepare your stay


Nearby Hotels

AIJA has partnered with HotelMap, an online accommodation platform that offers a variety of budget-friendly options. By clicking on the button below, you will be able to choose from a wide range of alternative hotels near the event venue. With just a few clicks, you can easily book your accommodation directly on the platform.

Nearby Hotels

Practical Information

We have negotiated special rates for the participants of the seminar with Royal Olympic Athens.

Executive rooms

  • Double room for single use: 170 € per day
  • Twin / Double room: 180 € per day

Deluxe rooms

  • Double room for single use: 200 € per day
  • Twin / Double room: 210 € per day

Athenian Panorama Junior Suites

  • Double room for single use: 290 € per day
  • Twin / Double room: 300 € per day

** Above mentioned rates include buffet breakfast, service and taxes (city tax and VAT) *

Please use THIS BOOKING LINK to make your room reservation at the above rates.

Payment terms:

  • A credit card is mandatory for every reservation, which will be charged with a one-night deposit on 10/08/2023 (non-refundable).
  • Settlement of the final account will be effected upon departure either by credit card or cash.

Cancellation Policy:

  • For any cancellation until 09/08/2023, no cancellation fees will apply.
  • For any cancellation from 10/08/2023 and until 72 hours prior to arrival, the participants will be charged with one night’s cancellation fees (deposit).
  • Within the last 72 hours, for any cancellation or reduction of stay or Non-Show, the participants will be charged with full cancellation fees of the cancelled nights

Organising Committee

Davide CANEPA Watson Farley & Williams (ITALY)
Gabriella FOSSUM GUNNARSSON WERKS Advokater AB (SWEDEN)
Laurynas LUKOSIUNAS Law Firm HUBLegal (LITHUANIA)
Georgia PAPPA TIMAGENIS LAW FIRM (GREECE)
Jacopo PIEMONTE De Berti Jacchia (ITALY)
Hendrik PUSCHMANN Farrer & Co (UNITED KINGDOM)
Eleni SKOUFARI LCI Law (GREECE)
Ioannis TIMAGENIS TIMAGENIS LAW FIRM (GREECE)

Sponsors


Personal Protection

The personal data that you communicate to us shall be processed by the International Association Of Young Lawyers (AIJA), with its registered office at Avenue de Tervueren 231, 1150 Brussels, Belgium (Tel: +32 2 347 33 34 - office@aija.com), in accordance with Act No. 78-17 of January 6, 1978 relating to data, files and freedoms and Regulation No. 2016/679 on data protection, as of its entry into force on May 25, 2018.

Your data will be managed by AIJA's General Services, Events and Accounts Section:

  • For the purpose of administering your registration for the event and your on-site access to the event;
  • In order to pay for the selected services - your bank details will be deleted after receipt of your payment;
  • In order to communicate information messages from AIJA.

To the extent necessary for the execution of their respective tasks, our subcontractors in charge of our seminar organisation, our IT infrastructure, our management, the production and maintenance of our website and extranet, are likely to gain access to your data from time to time. Their servers are located in the European Union.

Data relating to your participation in the event shall be stored for a period of 10 years. We are obliged to archive billing data until the end of the period required for our tax and accounting obligations, i.e. for 7 full tax years.

We shall store your contact information to keep you informed until you ask us to stop. You have the right to access your data and have it corrected if necessary.