We are pleased to announce that Palladian Communications Specialists is organizing the 2nd EASTMEDITERRANEAN ENERGY LAW FORUM under the auspices of the Ministry of Environment & Energy and the Hellenic Hydrocarbons Resources Management. The forum will take place on November 30th, 2018 at the Hotel N.J.V Plaza in Athens.
The conference aims at addressing legal aspects of oil and gas and electricity sector, taking into account both Greek and international experience.
EXPLORATION AND PRODUCTION: LATEST DEVELOPMENTSPANEL I
The framework for safety of offshore Oil and Gas operations
Structure changes in the Greek Oil and Gas Market
The future of LNG in the East Mediterranean Region
The changing business environment in the South East Europe towards the “Clean Energy” legal Framework
Considering Greece’s geographic position and its important role as a great shipping nation, Palladian Conferences organize in Athens, a WORLD SHIPPING LAW FORUM (WSLF)-Current Issues in Shipping Law, on Friday January 25th 2019 at the Hotel NJV Athens Plaza. In the Forum, experts will discuss and debate current issues in shipping law. The event is designed to generate insight into current legal problems in this field and the law’s role in addressing future challenges and fostering future opportunities. The forum will provide important networking opportunities for all attendees and participants.
The topics selected are intended to explore the legal questions raised by issues of current concern to the market and to give the audience insight into how these issues may be addressed by law and regulation.
PANEL I: Current issues in Shipping LawPANEL II: Shipping finance
In the years following the global financial crisis traditional ship financing from banks has reduced in availability, new ship finance structures such as high-yield bonds, convertible debt, capital and operating leases and preferred equity structures have started to become available to the industry. As the industry moves away from conventional deals with banks, it is important to increase awareness of the legal implications of these new methods of financing.
PANEL III: Regulatory Compliance
Maritime transport emits around 1000 million tonnes of CO2 annually and is responsible for about 2.5% of global greenhouse gas emissions (3rdIMO GHG study). Shipping emissions are predicted to increase between 50% and 250%by 2050 – depending on future economic and energy developments. The EU has recently called for international action to address this issue and from 2018 large ships using EU ports will be required to report their verified annual emissions and other relevant information. This and other developments in regulation will doubtless have a profound impact on the industry going forward.
PANEL IV: The Shipowners Panel
In this panel, shipowners will give their perspective on the impact of the above developments on their businesses. This will give context to the subsequent legal discussion.
The event will be aimed at current and aspiring legal practitioners in this field, whether working in law firms or in house at shipping companies, government agencies, P&I Clubs etc.
The conference will share and debate views from representatives of:
In house lawyers of top ship owners, operators, ship management companies, charterers, traders and banks