Held in the exotic city of Marrakech last May 16-18, the 10th edition of the Shiparrested Annual Conferences has been greatly organized by Hakim Lahlou and Ali Zioui from the Morocco firm LAHLOU ZIOUI & Associés.
In addition to a series of lectures and international table discussions – which offered unparalled cover to worldwide ship arrest topics – the event had an amazing social agenda gathered by more than 125 delegates including maritime lawyers from 30 different countries, industry guests and an important representation of the Morocco judiciary.
Our international expert speakers have inspired, challenged, and opened the debate to interesting interactions:
– Representation of a Moroccan Trial : lawyers pleading and court sentence: Me Mohamed LAHLOU, Me ALI ZIOUI (litigators) and Me El Hassan GACEM
– Arbitration Clauses and Ship Arrest, by Dr. Andrea Lista, Institute of Maritime Law, University of Southampton
– International Panel Discussion: Bankruptcy of the shipwoner and its implication on arrests – Chaired by Thomas Wanckel, Segelken & Suchopar, Germany, with Henri Najjar (France), Louis Pullicino (Malta), Marc de Man (Canada), Prashant Asher (India), Rémy F. Carreira-Franceschi (Panama)
– A never ending arrest in Brazil – bringing the voyage charter and sale contract to an end, by Richard Faint, UK Arbitrator, Charterwise Ltd and Marcus Matteucci Gomes, partner, Felsberg e Associados
– The International Law Firm’s perspective: some of our interesting experiences in dealing with arrests and attachments around the world by Kevin Cooper, Partner, Ince & Co, UK
– Arrest procedures: new papers at shiparrested.com:
* Ship Arrest in Estonia, by Martin Männik and Asko Pohla, Law Firm Pohla & Hallmägi
* Update on ship arrest procedures in the UAE, by Alessandro Tricoli, Fichte & Co
* Cross border issues – obtaining security, opportunities and pitfalls, Mathias Steinø, Hafnia
– International Panel Discussion: the best place to arrest in the Mediterranean Chaired by Hakim Lahlou, partner, Lahlou Zioui & Associés, Morocco with John Harris (Israel), Jean Baroudi (Lebanon), Alessio Totaro (Italy), Sinan Güzel (Turkey), Dr. Felipe Arizon (Spain)
The meetings are crucial elements of shiparrested, demonstrating the true global network of Shiparrested.com. The professional and serious business sessions did not outweigh the usual very friendly atmosphere of shiparrested.com conferences.
After hosting the conferences worldwide from NY to Marrakech, we have decided to bring back the event to a shipping hub in Europe, Hamburg, in June 2014. Details concerning the 11th Conference will be circulating in due time.