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Shipping Law & Contract Fundamentals

Singapore, Singapore
04 September - 05 September, 2017

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Course Duration: 2 Days

Key Learning Outcomes

  • Fundamentals of international maritime law in relation to negligence & breach of contract
  • Contractual framework and revenue function of Time and Voyage Charterparties
  • Negotiation of Charterparty terms and ‘fixing’ a contract
  • Rights and obligations under Bills of Lading and Sale of Goods Contracts
  • Marine insurance, the applicable law and associated cargo liability regimes
  • Arbitration, mediation, litigation as methods for resolving damage and performance claims in maritime and shipping contracts


Who Should Attend

  • Executives employed in the shipping industry wanting to expand their knowledge of legal and commercial matters
  • Employees who work for commodity traders or any form of trader who use shipping for exporting or importing commodities and goods
  • Governments or Government Authorities involved with the international shipping industry and wishing to learn more about the legal and commercial framework
  • Anyone who desires to gain a deeper understanding of the legal and contractual framework of the Asian maritime industry
  • Lawyers and Executives in P&I clubs and Insurance companies
  • Bank Executives dealing with the Shipping and Maritime Industry


Course Director

Capt. Robert Gordon is a Master Mariner and English Solicitor with over 20 years of sea-going experience on board tankers, bulk carriers, reefers and OSV’s. He practised as a Partner with maritime lawyers, Thomas Cooper in London and later established SEAsia P&I Services together with a network of 20 regional offices throughout Asia. After many years of experience as a maritime lawyer and leading P&I correspondent, he is now actively engaged in providing maritime executive education at NTU, Singapore, and the BI Norwegian Business School, Oslo, as well as claims consultancy to several P&I Clubs.


What our past delegates say about this course

“Comprehensive and clear. Gained basic understanding of maritime law.”
- Singapore LNG Corporation

“Covers great part of maritime law and contractual obligations. Extensive handbook of notes provided. Exposure to the different kinds of voyage estimating and laytime purpose.”
- Navig8 Asia

“Informative details on topics and salient features highlighted.”
- Jardine Lloyd Thompson

“Comprehensive coverage delivered in a concise manner. Lots of sharing and real life example from the trainer”
- EDF Trading Singapore Pte Ltd

“Interactive teaching style and contents covered.”
- Gulf Petrochem