Event Overview

A fear of the future? Cases and remedies against the rise of unpredictability in international commerce and the shipping industry

The Transport and International Business Law Commissions are thrilled to invite you to join us in Valletta, Malta from June 13-15, 2024. Together, we will delve into the latest challenges shaping the commerce and transport sectors. Brace yourself for insightful discussions, expert insights, and an opportunity to network with industry leaders. And that's not all! An unforgettable sailing adventure awaits you as well. Save the dates and get set for an enriching seminar and an unforgettable journey!

The joint seminar will explore various dimensions affecting the supply chain, not just in hindsight, but also by focusing on potential future obstacles. We'll thoroughly examine these challenges, including an assessment of pre-contractual stages and the due diligence obligations set forth by national and supranational legislation like Supply Chain Acts and the European Green Deal. Additionally, we'll delve into the rising significance of sustainable finance for ensuring the stability of transactions and the business itself, alongside the repercussions of Europe's upcoming energy transition on commercial companies. Moreover, we'll address strategies to safeguard supply chains, including long-term contracts, nearshoring, and flexible logistics solutions. We will close the seminar by debating on how to enforce contracts in unpredictable times and the challenges faced in that regard.

The seminar will follow an interactive format that allows interaction among the attendees. Following the academic sessions, the participants will be briefed for the afternoons’ sailing activities where everyone, including first time sailors, will be actively involved in sailing the beautiful coast of Malta, ending with an awards ceremony, including a trophy for the winning team!

As a hub for international business and shipping, Malta's strategic location at the crossroads of Europe, Africa, and the Middle East makes it an ideal platform to delve into the intricacies of global trade and maritime legal developments. This enchanting Mediterranean island is a unique and captivating destination that offers an extraordinary and unique blend of history, culture, and natural beauty. Moreover, Malta's renowned hospitality and welcoming spirit will make you feel right at home. Mark the date in your calendars and save your spot to compete for the first AIJA sailing trophy!

We look forward to welcoming you in Valletta!

AIJA Commissions involved
  • International Business Law
  • Transport Law


Setting sails in turbulent times


12:00 - 13:30

13:30 - 14:00

14:00 - 15:30

15:30 - 16:00

16:00 - 17:30


Further details will soon be shared


09:30 - 11:00

11:00 - 11:30

11:30 - 13:00

13:00 - 14:00

14:00 - 15:30

15:30 - 15:50

15:50 - 17:20

17:20 - 18:00


Further details will soon be shared

09:30 - 16:00

Included in the registration fee

Not included in the registration fee, payable locally

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Organising Committee

Hendrikje HERRMANN Esprit Europe GmbH (GERMANY)
Marcus RIZZO NAUDI Ganado Advocates (MALTA)
Jan ROSSI Ganado Advocates (MALTA)
Pierpaolo VINCI Studio Legale VINCI (ITALY)
Felix YUEN Play'n GO (MALTA)


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