Swansea University and the International Institute of Shipping and Trade law (IISTL) hosted its 11th Annual International Colloquium on 10-11 September 2015.
The Colloquium focused on emerging issues and unresolved questions in international sale contracts and carriage contracts effected to facilitate such sales. Discussions were carried out on insurance policies that are often entered into to afford protection to parties to a sale contract. Deliberations also covered national and international dimensions, and have been led by panels of carefully-selected professional and academic experts from across the globe, as well as practitioners in commercial law. Some of the presentations covered leading and recent maritime cases, such as the Erin Shuttle. The colloquium also covered recent and intriguing issues, including the new Marine Insurance Act 2015 and discussions on the debatable Rotterdam Rules.
City University was well represented by Professor Jason Chuah who delivered an exciting and challenging paper on Islamic Letters of Credit. In addition, City was represented by four of its PhD Candidates: Nikola Georgiev, Julia Constantino Chagas Lessa, Sheng Nan Jia and Faizah Abd Rahman, all conducting research in Commercial Law.
The event was a great networking platform, giving ideas and thoughts for future research projects.
The City Law School is home of the the London Universities Maritime Law and Policy Research Group (LUMLP), a non-profit making collaborative network of London academic institutions with research interests in Maritime Law and Policy.