The Institute of International Shipping and Trade Law (IISTL) is a research centre based in the School of Law, which aims to bridge the gap between academia and practice.

As a result of the global pandemic, the IISTL has moved most of its activities online, which has presented an opportunity to reach to colleagues and friends based in different parts of the world.

IISTL’s first Webinar of 2021 (held on January 13th)  focused on ‘Commercial and Maritime Law Post BREXIT’ and attracted over 200 participants from all corners of the world. The event was moderated by the IISTL Director (Professor Soyer) and the Institute were lucky to have the presence of 3 brilliant presenters;

  • Simon Croall QC (Head, Quadrant Chambers) talked on BREXIT’s impact on maritime disputes & dispute resolution.
  • Prof Baughen (IISTL) elaborated which parts of the EU law the UK is likely/unlikely to retain.
  • Prof Athanasiou (Athens University) presented a fascinating analysis on the potential role of UNCITRAL Model Law in cross border insolvency in BREXIT’s aftermath.

The event ended with a lively Q&A session. The IISTL’s webinar series is set to continue with next month’s Webinar (February 11th) on ‘Distributed Ledger Technology & Blockchain in Shipping and Commercial Law’.

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