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Dec 04
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08:30 - 09:00 30 mins
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Registration
09:00 - 09:05 5 mins
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Chairman's introduction
  • Bob Deering - Partner, BDM LAW LLP
09:05 - 09:15 10 mins
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Quickfire exchange

Introduce yourself to your fellow delegates and share your objectives for the seminar

09:15 - 09:45 30 mins
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Background, alternatives and practical considerations for ship arrest
  • Christian Hernandez - Partner, ISOLAS, Gibraltar
  • Recent developments worldwide
  • Is arrest still a good choice?
09:45 - 10:15 30 mins
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Comparison of freezing orders and ship arrest
  • Bob Deering - Partner, BDM LAW LLP
  • How to best obtain a freezing order
  • When is best to use a freezing order?
  • How this compares to an arrest
10:15 - 10:45 30 mins
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Jurisdictional Advice: Where is best to arrest? - Singapore and other Asian jurisdictions
  • Lawrence Teh - Partner, RODYK & DAVIDSON LLP
  • How to apply for an arrest
  • How to fight against an arrest on the other side
  • What is the expectation when arresting?
  • Other favourable Asian jurisdictions
  • Less favourable Asian jurisdictions
  • OW Bunker case examples
10:45 - 11:00 15 mins
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Networking coffee break
11:15 - 11:45 30 mins
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Jurisdictional Advice: Where is best to arrest? - China
  • David Zhou Yi - Senior Partner, Co-Effort Law Firm LLP
  • Recent updated regulation
  • How to apply for an arrest
  • How to fight against an arrest on the other side
  • What is the expectation when arresting?
  • Case example of an arrest
11:45 - 12:15 30 mins
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Jurisdictional Advice: Where is best to arrest? - India
  • Zarir Bharucha, Zarir Bharucha & Associates
  • How to apply for an arrest
  • How to fight against an arrest on the other side
  • What is the expectation when arresting?
  • Case example of an arrest in the context of the OW insolvency
12:15 - 12:45 30 mins
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Jurisdictional Advice: Where is best to arrest? - South Africa
  • Michael Tucker - Director - Shipping and Logistics, ENSafrica
  • How to apply for an arrest
  • Associated ship arrests
  • Security arrests
  • How to fight against an arrest on the other side
  • What is the expectation when arresting?
  • Case example of an arrest in respect of OW Bunkers scenario
12:45 - 13:45 60 mins
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Networking lunch
13:45 - 14:15 30 mins
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Jurisdictional Advice: Where is best to arrest? - Netherlands
  • Reinier van Campen - Partner, Wiersma Mensonides
  • How to apply for an arrest
  • How to fight against an arrest on the other side
  • What is the expectation when arresting?
  • OW Bunker case examples
14:15 - 14:45 30 mins
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Jurisdictional Advice: Where is best to arrest? - USA
  • Michael Frevola - Partner, Holland & Knight
  • How to apply for an arrest
  • How to fight against an arrest on the other side
  • What is the expectation when arresting?
14:45 - 15:15 30 mins
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Jurisdictional Advice: Where is best to arrest? – Hong Kong
  • Steven Wise - Partner, Lau, Horton & Wise LLP
  • Andrew Horton - Partner, Lau, Horton & Wise LLP
  • Arrest in practice in Hong Kong
  • Claims against a charterer
  • Claims against an owner
  • Timelines and costings for arrest in Hong Kong
  • Examples/recent cases
15:15 - 15:45 30 mins
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EU trans-border ship arrest - the possibilities and limitations
  • Haco van der Houven van Oordt - Partner, AKD
  • Has the EU become one integrated jurisdiction?
  • Which courts issue trans-border arrest orders?
  • Will a foreign arrest order actually be enforced?
  • Who is going to benefit from this new option?
15:45 - 16:05 20 mins
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Networking tea break
16:05 - 16:35 30 mins
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Important French cases
  • Lars Lewis - Partner, Lewis & Co
  • Hear from our experts on the cases they have been involved in since the OW Bunker insolvency
  • Arrest for claims against time charterers
  • Arrest for claims against OW
16:35 - 17:05 30 mins
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Navigating a Sea of Red: When Shipowners File for Bankruptcy
  • Neil Quartaro - Attorney, Watson, Farley & Williams LLP
  • The US bankruptcy law regime in the shipping space
  • Cross-border insolvency under the UNCITRAL Model Law
  • Can creditors protect their clams in a bankruptcy?
  • How are claims against bankrupt owners treated?
17:05 - 17:20 15 mins
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Group discussion
  • Bob Deering - Partner, BDM LAW LLP
17:20 - 17:30 10 mins
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Chairman's summary
  • Bob Deering - Partner, BDM LAW LLP