Conference Program

Sunday 28 October 2018

1300 - 2200

Registration

at Sheraton Grand Shanghai Pudong Hotel & Shanghai Wassim R Hotel &   Shanghai Lujiazui Wassim Hotel

1900 - 2100

Reception:   Location to be confirmed

Monday 29 October 2018

0800 - 0900

Registration at Sheraton Grand   Shanghai Pudong Hotel

0900 - 1030

Opening Ceremony at   Sheraton Grand Shanghai Pudong Hotel

 

Chairman:   CHEN Bo, General Secretary ofChinaMaritime Law Association (CMLA)

 

Speakers: To be announced

0950 - 1030

Keynote Speeches

 

Chairman:   YU Shicheng, Professor & Former President of Shanghai Maritime   University

 

Speakers: To be announced

1030 - 1050

Tea & Coffee Break

1050 - 1200

Session I

 

Topic I:   Reformulation of the lex maritima   in the modern time & revision of the Chinese Maritime Code

Co-chairmen:

l          Henry LI, Partner of   Henry & Co Law Firm,China

l          Philip YANG, Partner   of Philip Yang & Co., Hong Kong,China

 

Speakers:

 

1.       A   study of the revision of the Chinese Maritime Code

HU   Zhengliang, Professor of Shanghai Maritime University, China

2.       Revising   a maritime code: how best to do it

Andrew   TETTENBORN, Professor of Swansea University, UK

3.     Reform of Commercial Code (Transport Law) in Japan

AMEMIYA   Masahiro, Partner of Amemiya Law   Office, Japan

4.       The   Multimodal Transport Convention should not be overlooked

ZHANG   Yongjian, Professor of Dalian Maritime University, China

 

Questions & Discussions

1200 - 1330

Lunch at Sheraton Grand Shanghai Pudong   Hotel

1330 - 1530

Session II

 

Topic I:   Reformulation of the lex maritima   in the modern time & revision of the Chinese Maritime Code

 

Co-chairmen:

l          SONG Chunfeng, General Manager of China   Shipowners Mutual Assurance Association, China

l          Mark SACHS, Partner   of Thomas Cooper LLP, Canada

 

Speakers:

1.       The   revision of Chinese Maritime Code: progress and challenges

CHU   Beiping, Professor of Dalian Maritime University, China

2.       Extension   of application of the Chinese Maritime Code to inland navigation: revolution   or evolution

HOU   Wei, Director of Research Office of Wuhan   Maritime Court, China

3.       Report   on the 25-year judicial application and theoretical research of the Chinese   Maritime Code

HE   Lixin, Professor of Xiamen University, China

4.       Modern   challenge of maritime law: cyber risks in shipping and insurance

Baris   SOYER, Professor   of Swansea University, UK

5.       Artificial   intelligence, traffic management and advanced robotics in maritime trade: can   maritime law get to grip with the forthcoming revolution?

Filippo   LORENZON, Professor of Dalian Maritime University, China

6.       Use of   information technology in navigation systems and regulatory problems

Michael   TSIMPLIS, Professor of City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China

 

Questions & Discussions

1530 - 1550

Tea & Coffee Break

1550 - 1700

Session III

 

Topic II:   Prospects of the Rotterdam Rules at its 10th anniversary

 

Co-chairmen:

l          YANG Yuntao, Deputy   President of & Chief Legal Advisor to SINOTRANS & CSC Holdings Co.,   Ltd., China

l          JIN Yulai, Partner   of Shanghai Kai-Rong Law Firm, China

 

Speakers:

1.       Prospects   of the Rotterdam Rules at its tenth anniversary

Stuart   HETHERINGTON, President of Comité Maritime International, Australia

2.       The   Rotterdam Rules: a tenth anniversary overview and comparison

Stephen   GIRVIN, Professor   of National   University of Singapore, Singapore

3.       The   Korean perspective of the Rotterdam Rules

In Hyeon   KIM, Professor of Korea University, South Korea

4.       Prospects   of the Rotterdam Rules in the evolving landscape of uniform maritime   transport regimes – from historical, economic and legal perspectives

ZHAO   Lijun, Senior Lecturer of Middlesex University, UK

 

Questions & Discussions

1730 - 1900

Dinner at Sheraton Grand Shanghai Pudong   Hotel

 

Tuesday 30 October 2018

0900 - 1020

Session IV

Session VI

 

Topic III: New   legal issues in shipping industry in the post-financial crisis era

Topic V: Legal   issues in polar shipping and maritime safety & fair treatment of   seafarers

 

Co-chairmen:

l          CAO Fang, Partner of AllBright Law   Offices, China

l          Nicholas POYNDE, Holman   Fenwick Willan LLP Shanghai Office, UK

Co-chairmen:

l          YANG Lei, Deputy General Manager of Legal   Affairs & Risk Management Dept. of China COSCO Shipping Corporation   Limited, China

l          TANAKA Yousuke, Partner of Higashimachi   LPC, Japan

 

Speakers:

1.       An   overview of law and practice in dealing with defaulting charterers under ship   financial lease and revision proposal for Maritime Code of the PRC

LI   Lianjun, Partner of Reed Smith LLP, Hong Kong, China

2.       Practice   of cross-border insolvency and conflicts between maritime and insolvency   matters under Chinese law

YANG   Yunfu, Partner of Yang & Lin Co. Law Firm, China

3.       Registration   of the Shipowners’ Lien on Sub-freight or Sub-hire under Charterparty and the   Realization of Bankruptcy Claims - also on Its Nature and Effect under   Chinese Law

LIU   Xuan’ang, Claims Executive of China Shipowners Mutual Assurance Association,   China

4.       Establishing   Hong Kong as an international legal Hub - the opportunities that Hong Kong   arbitration   services can seize from   Belt and Road Initiative and Greater Bay Area

Edward   Yang LIU, Legal Director of Hill Dickinson LLP, Hong Kong, China

Speakers:

1.       The IMO   Polar Code: the emerging rules of Arctic shipping governance

BAI   Jiayu, Professor of Ocean University of China, China

2.       The   contribution of the Polar Code on the polar shipping

LV   Xiao, Postdoc of Post-doctoral Research Station of State Information Center,   China

3.       The   Polar Code and the standard of seaworthiness in polar navigation

WEI   Xiaowei, Partner of V & T Law Firm, China

4.       Maritime   Labour Convention 2006 (as amended) financial security requirements and its   impact on seafarers

TAN   Hui Tsing, Partner of Gurbani & Co LLC, Singapore

5.       Bankruptcy   of Shipping Companies: the Conflict Bears on the Priority of Crew’s Wage

LIU   Changyu, Associate of RICC & Co., China

 

Questions & Discussions

Questions &   Discussions

1020 - 1040

Tea & Coffee Break

1040 - 1200

Session V

Session VII

 

Topic IV: New   legal issues in marine environmental protection and sustainable shipping

Topic VI:   Innovation of maritime dispute resolution mechanisms

 

Co-chairmen:

l          ZOU Yingying, Deputy   General Legal Advisor to & General Manager of Legal Dept. of China   Merchants Energy Shipping Co., Ltd., Hong Kong, China

l          WANG Hongyu, Partner   of Hen Xin Law Firm Shanghai Office, China

Co-chairmen:

l          HUANG Shungang, Partner of RICC & Co,   China

l          SONG Dihuang, Partner of Wang Jing &   Co Law Firm, China

 

Speakers:

1.     Environmental liabilities: how to achieve   contractual certainty

Christopher   ALVIGGI, First Vice President of Alliant Insurance Services, USA

2.     Characterization of ship-source pollution   offences and attendant sanctions

Proshanto   K. MUKHERJEE, Professor of Dalian Maritime University, China

3.     New ship designs and risk allocation

KUNG   Kin Cheung, Senior Associate of Clyde & Co, Hong Kong, China

4.     Does the shipowner have the right to   refuse an order to lift the shipswreck from the authorities, because he made   a limitation fund?

Kris   LUYTEN, Partner of HBSV –   advocaten, Belgium

5.     Improving charterparty quality and ship   performance through contractual terms and legal intervention

SONG   Meixian, Lecturer of University of Southampton, UK

Speakers:

1.     Emergency arbitrators – do we need them   in maritime arbitration?
 
Ian GAUNT, President of London Maritime Arbitrators   Association, UK

2.     The enforcement of international arbitral   awards in Canada

Catherine   Hua LIANG, Board Director of Vancouver Maritime Arbitrators Association,   Canada

3.     Some thoughts on maritime dispute   resolution mechanisms

Danny   MOK, Independent Commercial and Maritime Arbitrator, Hongkong, China

4.     On the exploration and development of   entrusted mediation mechanism

XU   Fei, Deputy Secretary-general of China Maritime Arbitration Commission   Shanghai Sub-Commission, China

5.     Recognition and enforcement of foreign   court judgment in China - from the perspective of recognizing an English   court judgment

Greg   Wengui YANG, Partner of Hai Tong & Partners, China

6.       Applying   forum-non-convenience doctrine, PRC court dismissed foreign party’s claim -   from perspective of an unpaid bunker claim against foreign ship-owner under   rehabilitation

ZHAO   Xinwei, Partner   of HiHonor Law Firm, China

 

Questions & Discussions

Questions &   Discussions

1200 - 1330

Lunch at Sheraton Grand Shanghai Pudong   Hotel

1330 - 1500

Session VIII

 

Topic VII:   Protection of cruise ship passengers’ rights and interests

 

Co-chairmen:

l          Rosita   LAU, Partner of Ince & Co, Hong Kong, China

l          Guy HUYGHE, Partner   of HBSV – advocaten, Belgium

 

Speakers:

1.       Direct   action against the liability insurer of carriers of passengers by sea in the   event of accidents

Eliseo   Sierra NOGUERO, Professor of Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona, Spain

2.       Cruising   in China intricacies between the protection of international passenger rights   and the expansion of international cruise tourism - adoption of the 2002   Protocol to the Athens Convention?

CHEN   Xiaoshan, Counsel of DLA Piper UK LLP, China

3.       Damages   for a ruined cruise holiday: an English law perspective

ZHENG   Rui, Associate Professor of Shanghai Maritime University, China

4.       A   study on focal issues concerning cruise shipping and its disputes solving   regimes in China

GUO   Ping, Professor of Law School of Sun Yat-Sen   University, China

5.       Determination   of applicable law in personal injury tort actions arising from the carriage   of passenger onboard foreign-flagged cruise ships

YU   Hui, Assistant Judge of Shanghai Maritime Court, China

6.       The   protection of cruise passengers and the Athens convention

ZENG   Erxiu, Professor of South China Normal University, China

 

Questions & Discussions

1500 - 1520

Tea & Coffee Break

1520 - 1700

Session IX

 

Topic VIII:   Miscellaneous

Co-chairmen:

l          Ik Wei CHONG, Partner of Clyde & Co   Shanghai Office, Singapore

l          Shuji YAMAGUCHI, Partner of   Okabe & Yamaguchi Law Firm, Japan

 

Speakers

 

1.       Chinese   shipbuilders’ contribution to clarifying the law on demand bonds: case   comment on two English decisions arising from Chinese shipbuilding disputes

Mark   SACHS, Partner of Thomas Cooper LLP, Canada

2.       Compensation   for cargo damage in international maritime transportation: Chinese law   perspective

HAN   Lixin, Professor of Dalian Maritime University, China

3.       Free   trade port: Hong Kong experience

ZHAO   Liang, Assistant Professor of City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China

4.       Legal   difficulties and solution of the port operator’s exercising the possessory   lien under the contract of port goods operation

HAO   Zhipeng, Assistant Judge of Dalian Maritime Court, China

5.       Adoption   of CTU Code in China

LIN   Jun, General Manager of Shanghai Freightcare Marine Services Co., Ltd., China

6.       Brief   discussion on the sharing of shipbuilding costs after termination of the   shipbuilding contract on the basis of a case

CHEN   Xuebin, Partner of Grandall Law Firm (Shanghai), China

 

Questions & Discussions

1730 - 1900

Dinner & Sightseeing onboard Cruise Boat   in Huangpu River

 

Wednesday 31 October 2018

0900 - 1040

Session X

 

Youth Maritime   Law Forum

 

Co-chairmen:

l          ZHENG Rui, Associate Professor of Shanghai   Maritime University, China

l          ZHAO Lijun, Senior Lecturer of Middlesex   University, UK

 

Speakers:

1.       Proposals   on amending the procedural rules regulating limitation of liability for   maritime claims in China

YAO Nina,   Assistant Judge of Ningbo Maritime Court, China

2.       Compensation   for vessel-source marine pollution damage: China’s progress achieved and   challenge ahead

DONG   Bingying, Lecturer of University of International Business and Economics,   China

3.       The   absence of cruise ticket rules in China and its impact on passengers’ rights   and interests

SUN   Siqi, Ph.D. candidate of Shanghai Maritime University, China

4.       Revisiting   the puzzle of anti-suit injunctions in support of London arbitration clauses

REN   Jing, Ph.D. candidate of University of Southampton, UK

5.       Legal   impediments to the navigation safety of unmanned ships in the 21st century

SUN   Yuqing, Ph.D. candidate of Shanghai Maritime University, China

6.       China’s   attitude towards the UNCITRAL’s Model Law on Cross-Border Insolvency in the   authors’ view

LI   Zhu, Ph.D. candidate of Shanghai Maritime University, China

 

Questions & Discussions

1040 - 1100

Closing Ceremony

 

Chairman: WANG Guohua, Professor & Dean of Law   School of Shanghai Maritime University, China

 

Speaker: GU Chao,   Vice Chairman of China Maritime Law Association, China

1100 - 1300

Lunch at Sheraton Grand Shanghai Pudong   Hotel