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The University of Southampton
Institute of Maritime Law

37th Donald O’May lecture Event

18:00 - 21:00
6 November 2019
The Law Society, 113 Chancery Lane, London, WC2A 1PL

For more information regarding this event, please telephone Clare Old (nee Brady) on 02380593862 or email .

Event details

Good Faith – Is English law swimming against the International tide?

Chair - Ian Chetwood, Ince

Speaker - Vasanti Selvaratnam QC, 36 Group

Vote of thanks - Ian Gaunt, LMAA

Registration from 17:45
Lecture at 19:00 (for approximately 1 hour)
Drinks from 20:00 - 21:00
Carriages 21:00

**Registration is required to be able to attend**

This event is generously sponsored by Ince & Informa Law


Chair - Ian Chetwood, Ince

Ian has significant experience in shipping cases and large scale commercial disputes in court proceedings, arbitrations and ADR for clients around the world. He advises across the full spectrum of shipping disputes, including wet cases (collisions and other casualties, salvage and pollution incidents) and dry (cargo claims, charterparty disputes, ship repair claims and marine insurance claims).

In the field of shipping disputes, Ian acts for shipowners, P&I Clubs and hull insurers, and has also represented clients in some of the leading oil spill cases of recent years. He is a member of Ince’s international emergency response team. His expertise in dispute resolution for the shipping industry extends to P&I and marine insurance claims, where he regularly acts for shipowners, P&I and hull insurers. He has investigated insurance claims (such as claims for total loss) and provided advice on the interpretation of insurance clauses. He has given evidence on English insurance law in overseas proceedings.

He is recommended as a leading lawyer by the shipping industry in the independent guides to the legal profession

Speaker - Vasanti Selvaratnam QC, 36 Group

Joint Head of Chambers, The 36 Group

Vasanti Selvaratnam QC practices in all aspects of international commercial litigation and arbitration, including shipping (wet and dry), commodities, banking and finance, conflict of law and jurisdiction disputes, all forms of interim urgent relief including freezing orders and anti-suit injunctions, and civil fraud.

She is particularly noted for her user friendly “hands on” approach to cases and for her ability quickly to get to grips with disputes raising complex factual and technical issues which require a sound grasp of expert evidence and mastery of detail.

Clients include the major P&I clubs, shipowners, charterers and salvors as well as large commercial organisations involved in commercial court litigation or international commercial arbitration in non shipping matters.

Vasanti Selvaratnam QC has recently been shortlisted for Shipping Silk of the Year at the Chambers Bar Awards 2019.

Vote of thanks - Ian Gaunt, LMAA

Ian Gaunt has been President of the London Maritime Arbitrators Association since 2017.

Ian is a graduate of Cambridge University, a Barrister (non-practising) and full time professional arbitrator in maritime and commercial cases. He is a member of the Baltic Exchange, a member of the Board of Maritime London and a member of the arbitration panels of China Maritime Arbitration Commission, Shanghai Arbitration Commission and Shanghai International Shipping Institute. From 1999 to 2008 he was Senior Vice President-International of Carnival Corporation the world’s leading cruise shipping company and responsible to the Chief Executive for contracting and implementation of the group’s large-scale shipbuilding programme. From 2003 to 2008 he was a main board director of the UK P and I Club. He has been actively engaged as an arbitrator in maritime cases, particularly involving international shipbuilding and ship sale and purchase disputes since 2008.

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