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Allan Larsen

Allan is a Chartered Engineer and Chartered Marine Engineer with thirty years of marine industry experience. Allan is registered with FEANI, The Engineering Council, RINA, IMarEST and the Society of Consulting Marine Engineers and Ships Surveyors. 

Of his thirty year career Allan served fifteen years with the major Classification Society Bureau Veritas acting as a ship surveyor (all marks and all notations) and as Head of Section for Casualties, Damages and Repairs. Allan has also achieved certification in many auditing systems including ISO9001,ILO-MLC, ISM,ISPS, ISO 50001, BS18000 and BS 14000. 

Currently Allan is the Managing Director of Larsens Marine Surveyors and Consultants Ltd serving the maritime  insurance, legal , training and, recreation sectors of the marine industry as a surveyor, auditor and expert witness. 

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Dr Constantina Sampani
LLB (Hons in Law), LLM, PhD

Dr Constantina Sampani studied law at the University of Athens. She continued her studies at the University of Kent at Canterbury where she completed an LLM in International and Commercial Law and specialised in Transportation, Finance and Insurance of exports and means of transportation, International Business Transactions and International Commercial Dispute Settlements (Arbitration and Litigation).

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Archie Bishop
Consultant, Holman Fenwick Willan, UK

Archie Bishop is a Solicitor both in England and Hong Kong, an Examiner in Admiralty and until recently was the Senior Partner of Holman Fenwick & Willan with whom he is now a Consultant. Trained aboard HMS Worcester he served 7 years as a deck 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 expertise is of value. He has considerable experience in the investigation of large casualties, the resultant legal issues, choice and enforcement of appropriate jurisdiction, public enquiries and dealing with claims by government and local authorities concerning oil pollution, and has been involved in many leading cases. He is the Legal Adviser 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. He sits on the Salvage Committee of the British Maritime Law Association and the Salvage Liaison Group and is the Chairman of the Steering Committee of the London Shipping Law Centre. He is a CEDR Accredited Mediator and a visiting lecturer to the International Maritime Law Institute of Malta, and University College London. He is also a frequent contributor and speaker at international conferences.

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Dr. Iliana Christodoulou-Varotsi
Maîtrise, DEA, Doctorat
Legal Consultant and Independent Trainer

Dr Christodoulou-Varotsi is a legal and academic expert with an international educational and professional background specialised in maritime and EU law. She has been a member of the Athens Bar Association (Greece) since 1995 and is currently involved with consulting work, legal education and training (with Lloyd’s Maritime Academy and with an international ship classification society).

She is also a certified trainer and lecturer in Greece, as well as an accredited mediator. In 2018 she will be releasing the book Marine Pollution Control: Legal and Managerial Frameworks, which is part of the Lloyd's Practical Shipping Guides series.

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Jonathan Kemp

Jonathan is a specialist maritime lawyer with Keates Ferris.

Taking advantage of an early career at sea as a navigating officer in the Royal Navy, Jonathan qualified as a solicitor in 1990 and since then has gained an intimate knowledge of the shipping industry and its cycles. He has worked in Singapore, London and now in Newcastle upon Tyne.

Within his experience as a maritime lawyer, Jonathan specialises in shipyard contracting, both for newbuildings and repairs, and ship sale and purchase. He advises shipyards, owners and their banks and also acts for such parties in dispute resolution.

Jonathan is a firm believer in using plain English and sound contract management principles to minimise the risks inherent in all forms of contracting.

Jonathan is a regular speaker at events in the UK and overseas and is a founder member of the British-Turkish Lawyers’ Association. He is listed in Legal Experts 2013 and also practises as a notary public.

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Katerina Konsta

Dr Katerina Konsta is the CEO of SeaWorks Training & Consultancy (UK) and Managing Director of STAMKON (Greece). In parallel with her full-time duties, she is as an Examiner for the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers (ICS) in London, Course Director and Consultant with Lloyd’s Maritime Academy (UK), the MBA supervisor for the University of Middlesex (UK) and reviewer for shipping journals.

Katerina has more than 20 years of international experience in maritime and logistics education. Education and training with no on-hands experience means nothing to her, which explains why she was always undertaking consulting projects, as a shipping and/or logistics consultant.  She is also ben invited as a speaker or moderator at international conferences and forums. 

Katerina holds a degree in Maritime Business and Maritime Law from the University of Plymouth (UK) and prior to this she studied Business & Finance at North Hertfordshire College (UK). Her postgraduate studies include International Shipping at the University of Plymouth (UK) and Maritime Studies with International Transport at the University of Piraeus (Greece). She has obtained her Phd on Maritime Policy from the University of Plymouth.

Katerina is a member of the Women’s International Shipping & Trading Association (WISTA), the Hellenic Association of Maritime Economists (HAME), the Association of Greek Women Scientists (ΣΕΕ), International Maritime Lecturers’ Association (IMLA) and the Piraeus Association for Maritime Arbitration (PAMA). She is a member of the WISTA Diversity & Inclusion Committee, the Head of PYNDA – Greek branch, and an Ambassador for the University of Plymouth.

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Mathias Hasse

Mathias joined Sentosa Ship Brokers in Singapore at the end of 2018. After more than 12 years as a ship owner, he has now set a new path within the shipping community as ship broker. Recently he has worked for Navig8 since 2011, with times in Singapore, Dubai and London. Benefit from his hands-on industry experience as he leads you through your 14 weeks of online study.

He was responsible for the independent daily spot and time chartering for the CPP fleet consisting up to 50+ ships from Handysize to LR2 for the regional markets East of Suez, and strategic decision making based on global fleet distribution and market developments.

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Trevor Harrison
Maritime Arbitrator and Mediator, UK

Trevor Harrison is a full time maritime arbitrator and mediator. He was called to the Bar more than 30 years ago; after practising in chambers he joined a P&I club where he handled cargo and other claims and FD&D matters.

He next worked for a firm of marine consultants and surveyors as manager of their London office where he learnt, sometimes first-hand, about the practical side of investigating marine claims and incidents. After this he spent over 20 years as head of legal for Tramp Oil & Marine, one of the world's largest suppliers of marine fuels where, amongst many other things, he made and defended bunker claims, arrested countless ships in numerous jurisdictions and handled a number of large liquid cargo claims.

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Alex McIntosh
Partner, Clyde & Co (Greece) LLP

Alex McIntosh is a partner at Clyde & Co. LLP, the international law firm where he has worked as a shipping lawyer since 1987.

He has worked in London and Hong Kong, and is now based in Piraeus. Alex advises ship owners, charterers, defence and P&I Club, traders and lenders on the practical and legal aspects of all types of shipping contracts. Alex has advised on disputes for clients all over the world and has handled court proceedings, arbitrations and mediations in many countries. Alex is a supporting member of the London Maritime Arbitrators Association, and a member of the Baltic Exchange. Alex has lectured extensively on shipping related matters and is the Course Director for the LMA Certificate in Chartering Distance Learning course.

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Barrie Jervis
A retired vocational member of Lloyd's, a retired supporting member of London Maritime Arbitration Association and a member of the British Insurance Law Association.

He started work at Lloyd's in 1961 adjusting marine and aviation claims for a Lloyd's syndicate and was claims manager, director and deputy underwriter for various syndicates from 1968 until 1988. From 1989 until his retirement in 1992 he was company secretary, compliance officer and finance director of a Lloyd's underwriting agency. From 1975 until 2003 he was a tutor for the Chartered Insurance Institute Tuition Service in marine, aviation, financial regulation and re-insurance subjects. He was a senior examiner for 10 years for both Associate and Fellowship subjects of the Chartered Insurance Institute qualifying exams in the marine and aviation branch. A visiting lecturer at the Chartered Insurance Institute’s College of Insurance for the last thirty years, he was the author of the Associate and Fellowship course books published by the Chartered Insurance Institute from 1976 - 1992 approximately 15 books. He was course director for 10 years of the London International Shipping Summer School.

He also acts as an arbitrator and expert witness in insurance and trade disputes internationally. He held a pilot’s licence (both powered aircraft and gliders) until 1990 now a qualified helmsman; he acts as volunteer captain of boats operated by an educational and historic trust on the Grand Union Canal.