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Time and Voyage Charterparties

Gain legal and operational knowledge to improve your charterparty agreements in five days

11 - 15 April 2016


Full days


Hours of unrivalled industry content


Expert speakers

  • Identify your obligations under the charter agreement and structure your operations cost-effectively
  • Explore common problem clauses and disputes to improve your charterparty negotiations
  • Tailor your contracts to suit your operations and discuss off-hire and ship performance clauses
  • Assess the charterparty period and withdrawal charges to understand how legal principles
    apply to your business

View the full agenda here

  • Understanding common problems with the charterparty period
  • Examining legal obligations and charter's rights
  • Safe ports, berths and places
  • Off-hire clauses and responsibility for cargo claims
  • Hire and right of withdrawal for late payment

View the Time Charterparties agenda here

  • Loading and unloading cargo – what is expected from the charterer?
  • The shipowner’s obligations in relation to the voyage and delivery
  • Understanding standard clauses in charterparty agreements
  • Laytime, demurrage and despatch money

View the Voyage Charterparties agenda here

Alex Davey, Partner, Birketts
Alex Davey



Justin  Draeger, Partner, Hill Dickinson
Justin Draeger


Hill Dickinson

Charles Baker, Maritime Arbitrator, LMAA
Charles Baker

Maritime Arbitrator


Robert Gay, Legal Director, Hill Dickinson
Robert Gay

Legal Director

Hill Dickinson

Jeb Clulow, Partner, Reed Smith
Jeb Clulow


Reed Smith

Clive Thorp, Shipping Consultant, Clyde & Co LLP
Clive Thorp

Shipping Consultant

Clyde & Co LLP

Ed Mills-Webb, Partner, Clyde & Co
Ed Mills-Webb


Clyde & Co

Lisa Wortley, Partner, Birketts
Lisa Wortley



Claire Waller, Solicitor, Mills & Co
Claire Waller


Mills & Co

Alexander  Sandiforth, Senior Associate, Reed Smith
Alexander Sandiforth

Senior Associate

Reed Smith

Baptiste Weijburg, Associate, Holman Fenwick Willan LLP
Baptiste Weijburg


Holman Fenwick Willan LLP

Sarah Cole, Associate, Birketts
Sarah Cole



Nicholas Kazaz, Associate, Holman Fenwick Willan LLP
Nicholas Kazaz


Holman Fenwick Willan LLP

  • Role Play Session - Listen to a dialogue of a dispute between a shipowner and charterer over the contractual promise of safe port berthing
  • Live Inbox Exercise - Analyse a real-time charterparty scenario to understand hire and performance issues and key developments in practice
  • Interactive Workshop - Calculate methods for speed and consumption claims

Register today!

I looked at this course a few times and wish I had done it earlier, excellent content all the way through, good mix of speakers and knowledge

C McLaughlin,

Bibby Maritime Ltd


The Time & Voyage Charterparties Seminars are CPD affiliated

If you would like to claim CPD points for attending this conference, please let us know upon registration, or email grace.mclean@informa.com

Very professional and detailed course, knowledgeable speakers, interesting and thorough discussions

R Akhundon,


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