London Metropolitan University, UK
Susan is a Principal Lecturer in International Trade and Shipping law at London Metropolitan University, and Associate Professor at the London Law Centre of the University of Notre Dame (South Bend, Indiana, USA). After qualifying as a barrister, Susan worked in P&I, before going into academia. She is currently also the examiner for and academic consultant to the Grain and Feed Trade Association (GAFTA). In addition to these roles Susan also lectures for the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers as well as being a visiting lecturer at Cass Business School, City University School of Engineering and BCA Athens, teaching on postgraduate and professional shipping courses.
Field Martin Solicitors, UK
Patricia Martin, co-course Director and lecturer on the Post Graduate Diploma in Maritime Law. She has her own practice conducting commercial litigation and international trade law. She is the Chair of the GAFTA insurance sub-committee and a panel solicitor with the Sevenoaks Citizen’s Advice Bureau.
London Metropolitan University, UK
Silas Beckwith is a Senior Lecturer in Law at London Metropolitan University. He is co-author of Tort (2nd edn, Sweet & Maxwell) ISBN 0 421 85980 6 and Environmental Law (2nd edn, Sweet & Maxwell) ISBN 0 421 77990 X.
Consultant and Former Senior Partner, Holman Fenwick Willan;
Legal Advisor, International Salvage Union, UK
Archie Bishop is a solicitor both in England and Hong Kong, an examiner in Admiralty and, until recently, Senior Partner with Holman, Fenwick & Willan. Trained aboard HMS Worcester he served seven years as a desk officer with the P&O Line before joining the firm in 1960. Since that time he has specialised in collision, salvage, total loss and all other casualties in which his nautical experience is of value. He has considerable experience in the investigation of large casualties, the resultant legal issues, choice and enforcement of appropriate jurisdictions, public inquires and dealing with claims by government and local authorities concerning oil pollution and has been involved in many leading cases. He is the Legal Advisor to the International Salvage Union, worked with International Maritime Organisation’s Legal Committee in preparing the Salvage Convention 1989, is a member of the drafting committee of LOF and played a leading role in the development of the SCOPIC Clause.
Archie sits on the Salvage Committee of the British Maritime Law Association, the Salvage Liaison Group and is Secretary of the London Admiralty Solicitors Group. He is visiting lecturer to the International Maritime Law Institute of Malta and is a frequent contributor and speaker at international conferences.
Dr Charles Chatterjee,
The Institute of Advanced Legal Studies,
University of London & University of Warwick, UK
Dr Charles Chatterjee studied law at the University of Cambridge and the University of London and is currently a Professor of International Commercial and Criminal Law at London Metropolitan University. He has frequently worked as a legal consultant with the World Health Organisation and the International Labour Office. He is also a member of the Committee on Banking and Committee on International Trade Law of the International Chamber of Commerce and a legal consultant with the Commonwealth Secretariat. Dr Chatterjee has published extensively in the form of books and articles on various aspects of public international law, international economic law, international commercial law, including banking, trade, investment, international commercial arbitration as well as health and criminal law. Dr Chatterjee was the UK member of the International Criminal Law Committee of the International Law Association for over eight years. During this period, he was primarily engaged in drafting various documents. For five years from 1988 to 1992, he was the General Editor of Lloyd’s Arbitration Reports in which he commented on a large number of awards rendered by various ICSID tribunals.
The World Health Organisation appointed Dr Chatterjee as a Rapporteur several times to develop scientific papers on issues such as family health care and prevention of drug abuse. Dr Chatterjee also acted as a co-arbitrator in an international construction arbitration governed by the ICC Rules of Arbitration. Dr Chatterjee has considerable experience in negotiating commercial contracts, including contracts pertaining to transfer of technology, international loans and international trade.
Hill Dickinson, UK
Justin Draeger gained BA, LLB and LLM degrees from University of Natal, Durban and went on to become an Advocate of the Supreme Court of South Africa in 1985. He was admitted as an English Solicitor in 1991 and also as a Solicitor Advocate in 1994. Justin joined Holman Fenwick & Willan in 1994 and became a partner of the firm in 1999. He is a shipping litigator with particular specialism in reefer cargoes and gas vessels.
Watson Farley and Williams LLP, UK
Richard is a partner in the Watson, Farley & Williams LLP International Finance Group. He is based in London and has previously worked for law firms in Copenhagen, Oslo and Hong Kong. Richard’s work involves all aspects of finance and commercial work in the shipping and offshore sectors. This ranges from loan and project finance, securitisation and leasing transactions through to advising on construction, operating and other commercial contracts for owners, operators and financiers.
Richard has lectured extensively throughout Europe and publications include work on securitisation, shipping finance and on the sale and purchase of second-hand ships.
Education; King’s College, London University (LLB)
Career : admitted 1989 (England and Wales), 1994 (Hong Kong)
Julian Hill qualified as a solicitor and was a partner of Ince & Co from 1974 until May 2001 specialising in insurance, reinsurance and shipping matters and adviser to the London marine insurance market on clauses. He is the editor and co-author of O’May and Hill: Marine Insurance Law and Policy, co-editor of Halsbury’s Laws of England on Admiralty, and a contributor to The Modern Law of Marine Insurance, Volume 2. Previously he has been a visiting lecturer at City University on marine insurance and shipping law and a Chief Examiner for the Chartered Insurance Institute on marine insurance. He now acts as a consultant and expert witness.
Quadrant Chambers, UK
Nigel Jacobs, MA, LLM (Cantab) is a member of Quadrant Chambers (formerly 4 Essex Court). He specialises in shipping, Admiralty and general commercial work (i.e. international sale of goods and insurance, marine and non-marine) both in court and arbitration. The main part of his practice encompasses “traditional” dry shipping work (i.e. charterparty and bill of lading disputes), ship construction and finance, marine insurance, and marine casualties as well as general commercial work. Over the past few years, Nigel has consistently featured as one of the leading junior practitioners in the shipping field in the specialist directories. He was also junior counsel to the Marchioness Action Group (the leading family action group) at the Marchioness Public Inquiry (both statutory and non-statutory). In recent years, Nigel has also sat as an Arbitrator and as an Examiner (for the purpose of US Depositions), and as a Mediator. Nigel regards himself as approachable and receptive to ideas from all members of the team.
Visiting Lecturer, The European School of Business & Management,
London; The College of Central London; Schiller International University, UK;
Retired Lecturer, London Metropolitan University, UK
Barrie Jervis BA(Hons), FCII, FCIArb, DipICArb and Chartered Insurance Practitioner, started work at Lloyd’s in 1961 adjusting marine and aviation claims for a small Lloyd’s syndicate and was claims manager and deputy underwriter for various syndicates from 1968 until 1988 when he became a director of a Lloyd’s Underwriting Agency. Since 1975, he has been a tutor for the Chartered Insurance Institute Tuition Service in marine, aviation, financial regulation and reinsurance subjects and has travelled extensively lecturing on these subjects. He was a senior examiner for 10 years for both Associate and Fellowship subjects of the Chartered Insurance Institute qualifying examinations.
He authored many CII textbooks from 1975 to 1995. A Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, he holds their diploma in International Commercial Arbitration and acts as arbitrator and expert witness for insurance related cases. He is also a supporting member of the London Maritime Arbitration Association. He is a member of the International Maritime Organisation’s Panel of Experts. For the last 20 years he has been a visiting lecturer at the Chartered Insurance Institute’s College of Insurance. He is also a visiting lecturer at many universities and business colleges both in the UK and Europe. From 1988 to 1992 he was a director of, company secretary and compliance officer for a Lloyd’s underwriting agency. He held both a private pilot’s licence and a glider pilot’s licence until his retirement in 1992.
Barrie now lectures at London Metropolitan University on marine insurance and arbitration and is also a tutor on the Leicester University distance learning ship management MBA programme. He has lectured on European Union funded insurance training programmes in Russia, Turkey, Mexico and Vietnam. He has also lectured on marine, aviation, financial regulation and reinsurance in the Caribbean.
Dr Vincent Power,
Partner and Director of EU & Competition Law Unit,
A&L Goodbody, Dublin, Ireland
Dr Vincent Power is a partner practising European Union law, competition/anti-trust law and transport law (particularly shipping law) at A&L Goodbody. He is the director of the firm’s EU and Competition Law Unit. Vincent advises both public and private bodies on EU, public procurement, energy, maritime and competition law matters. He has advised governments on competition and State aid issues and has dealt with competition law issues for various national and multinational companies. He has argued cases before the European Commission and national competition authorities.
Graduate of University College Cork (a college scholar) (BCL) and the University of Cambridge (an Evan Lewis-Thomas law student at Sidney Sussex College) (LLM and PhD). Former college lecturer at University College Cork and lecturer in European business law at the Smurfit Business School. Visiting Professor of European Union Business Law at The Netherlands Business School at the Universiteit Nyenrode in The Netherlands.
Editor of Setting Up a Business (Sweet and Maxwell) as well as author of the 1,100-page EC Shipping Law (Lloyd’s of London) and the 1,800-page Competition Law and Practice (published by Butterworths) and co-author of Applied European Law (Blackwell Publishing). His book on EC Shipping Law won the prestigious Albert Lilar Prize from the Comité Maritime International.
He has advised airlines, shipping companies and other transport operators on a variety of issues including transport, multimodalism, competition, regulation and other issues. He has extensive experience over many years on advising contracting authorities and suppliers on EU and Irish public procurement law. He prepared a report for the Munich Meeting in 1998 under the auspices of the US Department of Transportation and the European Commission on multimodalism in Europe. A member of the Irish Government’s Commission of Inquiry on the Newspaper Industry. Chairman of the Irish Government’s Review Group on the Investigation of Marine Accidents. An advisor to the Irish Government’s Competition and Merger Review Group. The Irish co-contributor to Corporate Acquisitions and Mergers, Mergers and Acquisitions in Europe, Corporate Finance Law in Europe and International M&A Law. A member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the International Company and Commercial Law Review. A director of the Irish Centre for European Law at Trinity College in Dublin.
Paul Rodgers & Co, Singapore
Paul Rodgers is a principal solicitor with Rodgers & Co Solicitors (Asia) Pte Ltd. Post qualification Paul worked for Clyde and Co (Casualty Department) but diversified into contractual disputes including charterparties, bills of lading and marine insurance disputes; at Herbert Smith he was recruited to build up a new shipping department and at Watson, Farley and Williams he was promoted to Junior Equity Partner in 1997. Before qualifying as a solicitor, Paul had many years’ experience at sea as a master mariner. He is a regular contributor to Lloyd’s List with published articles on “The Legal Liability of a Classification Society”, “CMI Proposals for Classification Societies” and “Tales from China.
Professor D Rhidian Thomas,
Professor of Maritime Law and Director
Department of Law, University of Wales, Swansea
Professor D Rhidian Thomas is author of Maritime Liens (British Shipping Law Series), published by Stevens and Sons; The Law and Practice Relating to Appeals from Arbitration Awards, Default Powers of Arbitrators, and Volume 1 (1996) and Volume 2 (2002) Modern Law of Marine Insurance, all published by LLP. He is Editor-in-Chief of Journal of International Maritime Law, co-editor of Arbitration International and co-editor of Journal of International Commercial Law. He is a member of the British Maritime Law Association and chairman of the Sub-Committee on Mortgages and Ship Arrest, of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and the British Insurance Law Association.
Solicitor and Partner,
Holman Fenwick Willan, UK
Philip Wareham qualified as a Solicitor in 1981 after reading Classics at Corpus Christi College, Oxford, and has been a partner of Holman Fenwick & Willan since 1994. He heads the firm’s EU, competition and regulatory practice. His practice includes specialist competition, regulatory and international trade law and advice on all areas of European Community law. His practice also covers specialist commercial areas such as licensing and joint ventures, intellectual property and IT matters, and human rights law.
He provides competition law advice in relation to commercial transactions, company acquisitions and litigation, under both European Community and UK competition rules, as well as general issues arising out of European Community law (e.g. sector specific legislation, IP rights, free movement, state aid). He regularly advises on the EC maritime competition rules (e.g. in relation to liner conferences, and consortia), state aids in the maritime sector and the EC Common Transport Policy generally.
He served Articles with Allen & Overy and joined their Competition Department on qualification. He worked in their Brussels office for two years. In 1988 he joined Bristows, Cooke & Carpmael, as it was then known, where he set up and co-ordinated their EC and competition law practice. He was then recruited by Wilde Sapte as a senior associate to spearhead their European law practice, sharing his time between London and their newly opened Brussels office. In the course of his career he has advised clients from a broad range of industry sectors and backgrounds, including a number of clients in the pharmaceutical industry.
Philip is a former Chairman of the Law Society’s European Group and current Treasurer of the European Maritime Law Organisation (EMLO). He also sits on the Joint Working Party on competition law of the UK Bars and Law Societies, and serves on the competition law committee of the City of London Solicitors’ Company. He is bilingual in French and English and is conversant with several Community languages including Dutch, German and Italian.
University of Wales, Swansea;
Consultant to Ince & Co, UK
Richard Williams retired from private practice as a shipping solicitor at the end of 2000 after 30 years with Ince & Co, an international law firm specialising in maritime law with offices in Hamburg, Hong Kong, Le Havre, London, Paris, Piraeus, Shanghai and Singapore. He was chairman of the firm’s dry shipping business group and specialised throughout his career in commercial litigation and dry marine work, especially carriage of goods, charterparties and P&I issues. He is acknowledged in the industry as an expert in this field and he has successfully taken many of the leading shipping cases to the Court of Appeal, the House of Lords and to the European Court.
He is the author of numerous papers and articles on shipping law and is co-author of the textbook Limitation of Liability of Maritime Claims published by Lloyd’s of London Press (3rd edition, 1998). He is a regular speaker on maritime law matters in conferences around the world and has been consulted by United Nations agencies, the International Group of P&I Clubs and other international bodies in relation to industry-wide problems and the drafting of standard documents. He remains a consultant for Ince & Co and is a visiting professor and teacher of maritime law at the University of Wales, Swansea.