About this event
In recent months, just to add to the cumulative challenges in global shipping, geopolitical events have sent shock waves through the market. The second event of this year’s series will provide the very latest update on the continuously developing sanctions environment. Our expert legal panel will also be joined by active market participants giving their unique perspectives on managing through the turbulence and the increasingly complex basket of commercial risks with which they have to contend.
11:00 - Introduction - Matt Gilbert, Head of Business & Partnerships, Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers and Crispin Eccleston, Head of Sales EMEA, Baltic Exchange
- Setting the scene - Guy Main FICS, Senior Manager (Partner Equivalent), HFW, Session Moderator
11:05 - Latest sanctions update - Anthony Woolich, Partner, HFW
11:20 - Tanker market update - Jake Seed MICS, Research Analyst, Galbraiths
11:35 - Perspectives from a shipowner - Capt Philip H Bacon FICS, Vice-President of Operations, Siem Shipping Ltd
Followed by Q&Ahe Baltic - ICS annual lecture series is open to all members. These sessions allow us to put forward leading speakers on industry-challenging subjects, to bring digestible insight from the top, for those working in chartering, trading, broking and others in and around commercial freight markets.
Guy handles all aspects of casualty work and specialises in disputes on quantum, with experience in damages in Admiralty claims, claims for port damage, crane and related (un)loader damage, unsafe port and related types of claims. He also advises on General Average matters as well as aspects of chartering and sale & purchase practice, procedure and disagreements.
Anthony specialises in sanctions and export control, competition law and trade regulation and was recently selected by his peers for inclusion in the 11th Edition of The Best LawyersTM in the UK. In 2016 he was ranked 7 in the most influential 10 lawyers in shipping worldwide by Lloyd's List. He is ranked in the major legal directories: Who's Who Legal quotes commentators referring to his "first-class know-how" in sanctions.
Since 2014 Philip has consulted and provided expert witness through his company Icthus Marine. Following 7 years’ naval and merchant navy education in both engine and deck, he worked for shipowners in commercial management. Philip has worked with the fixing and execution of a broad variety of charter-parties and contracts of affreightment, across a spectrum of trades, vessel and cargo types.
Before joining the ICS in June 2016, Matt worked at Informa plc as Director of Lloyd's Maritime Academy, founded the Corporate Training business and was Founder/Director of IBC Global Academy. Following this he worked as a consultant for international clients in shipping and ports.
Jake is a graduate of Queen Mary, University of London with a BSc (Hons) in Economics. In 2015, following a stint with Cockett Marine Oil, he joined the Galbraiths, where he works on projects across a range of shipping segments. He speaks regularly at industry conferences, in particular covering the Crude & Product tanker markets. Jake is a Member of the ICS.
Crispin joined the Baltic Exchange in 2008 after working in Westminster as a researcher in the House of Commons and later leading a research team at a public affairs consultancy. He heads up Sales and Business Development (EMEA) for the Baltic Exchange.
The Baltic Exchange is the world's only independent source of maritime market information for the trading and settlement of physical and derivative contracts.
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