Tuesday 16th Jan, 2018

OUT & ABOUT: ADVOC Marine Forum


A CRAFT beer tasting session concluded an informative two-hour ADVOC marine advisory session at the Melbourne premises of law firm Colin, Biggers and Paisley.

Certainly a beer was in order for those who attended as the presentations, while extremely interesting, dealt with weighty topics that required full concentration and attention.

Speakers included Colin Biggers & Paisley partner, Andrew Prober, who talked about freight forwarders and bills of lading.

Simon Cartwright, a partner with Hesketh Henry (New Zealand) examined regulatory changes in New Zealand.

Senior partner with Joseph Tan Jude Benny LLP (Singapore), Danny Chua, then talked about cross-border insolvency: judicial recognition, using some interesting examples relating to the collapse of Hanjin and how it played out in the courts of Singapore.

Then Richard Arrage, Special Counsel with Colin Biggers & Paisley, sought to explain the finer points of ‘Blockchain’ in relation to the shipping industry.

Colin Biggers & Paisley partner, Stuart Hetherington, gave a rundown of the reform the Marine Insurance Acts 1906 (UK) and Australia (1909).

Certainly quite a bit to take in and indeed a beer was warranted.

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