When West Meets East: Challenges for Today and Tomorrow

7thDecember 2018, London

Dear members,

We invite you to position your business or organization before a group of people composed of professionals, including European professors, practitioners, arbitrators and senior lawyers specializing in commercial and maritime law. You will also be helping the China-Europe Commercial Collaboration Association (CECCA) to keep the 2018 CECCA Annual Conference on Chinese and European Maritime Law affordable for all that wish to attend!

Sponsorship is crucial for enabling CECCA to organize this conference and following social events, and to help our staff and volunteers make it a wonderful opportunity for exchanging ideas and building networks for all of CECCA’s members and all those who will attend our events.

Sponsors will receive various benefits and appreciation for all their generous support.

Benefits include*:

  1. Invitation to attend this conference and a waiver of 3 individual registration fees;
  2. Name and/or logo of the sponsor will be presented at the beginning of the conference;
  3. Name and/or logo of the sponsor will be listed in the templates handed out during the conference;
  4. The Sponsor may hand out its own flyers to the audience at the conference.

In consideration of the basic expenses and above benefits, we suggest that the sponsor may donate 500 GBP/Euro (minimum).

To become a sponsor, please contact us via email: contact@cecca.com.cn

(Dr. Lijun Zhao & Miss Shengnan Jia)


For further information, please visit our website (https://cecca.org.uk/2018-maritime-conference) or contact us via email.

We are looking forward to hearing from you!

Kind regards,

Management Committee

China-Europe Commercial Collaboration Association (CECCA)

*Sponsorship benefits are subject to the decision of the CECCA. The conference in detail is as follows (TBC).

International Maritime and Commercial Law Conference | London | 2018

West Meets East: Challenges for Today and Tomorrow

Friday, 7 December

Venue: TBC

It is difficult to clarify the scope of “international maritime law”. Commercial scholars and lawyers consider that it is a narrow legal field; while maritime scholars and practitioners argue that it is comprised of a very broad range of disciplines. Thisrangeis either all matters in relation to finance, construction, insurance, salvage, towage and decommissioning of vessels; or all issues regarding transportation of goods and passengers by sea, transactions, finance and security involving seaborne trade. When West meets East, this issue is more complex.

In considering that the aim of this conference is to bring West and East professionals together to discuss the inter-regional impact on maritime legal issues, in order to establish a broad horizon, this conference will embrace internationally distinguished scholars and practitioners to discuss maritime issues from a broad point of view.  The topics discussed will be as follows:

  • Marine insurance law;
  • Maritime codification;
  • The impact of economic stagnation and security on the shipping industry;
  • Legal issues in relation to China’s Belt and Road Initiative;
  • Finance and banking issues in international trade;
  • The development of ports;
  • Dispute resolution.


Dr Lijun Zhao and Miss Shengnan Jia


Chairs/Speakers(confirmed) are:

Keynote Speakers:

Professor D. Rhidian Thomas, Swansea University (UK);

Topic: UK Insurance Act 2015

Professor Proshanto K.Mukherjee, Dalian Maritime University (China), World Maritime University and Lund University (Sweden);

Topic:Reflections of Being an Expert Witness Advising the Supreme Court of China regarding a Salvage Case (TBC)

Professor James Hu, Shanghai Maritime University (China);

Topic: China Maritime Code Reform; or Dispute Resolution Mechanism in relation to China’s Belt and Road Initiative


Professor Jason Chuah, Head of Department, City, University of London (UK);

Professor Baris Soyer, Head of the Department of Shipping and Trade Law, Swansea University (UK)


Panel on Development and Emerging Issues in relation to Maritime Transport:

Professor Simon Baughen, Swansea University (UK)

Dr Zhihua Zheng, East China University of Political Science and Law; Former Judge, Ningbo Maritime Court (China)

Dr Tobias Eckardt, Partner, Ahlers& Vogel (Germany)

Dr Lijun Zhao, Co-founding Director of CECCA; and Senior Lecturer, Middlesex University (UK)


Panel on Dispute Resolution:

Prof. Avv. Francesco Munari, University of Genoa (Italy) (TBC)

Mr Ian Gaunt, President of London Maritime Arbitrators Association (LMAA) (UK)

Miss Shengnan Jia, Co-founding Director of CECCA, and Partner, Tahota Law Firm (China)

Mr James M. Turner, QC, Quadrant Chambers (UK)


Panel on Commercial Law and Financial Issues:

Mr Richard Lord, QC, Brick Court Chambers (UK)

Dr Jingbo Zhang, Assistant Professor, Southampton University (UK)

Dr Julia Constantino Chagas Lessa, Assistant Professor, Erasmus University Rotterdam (The Netherlands)

Dr Massimiliano Musi, Adjunct Professor and Research Fellow, University of Bologna  (Italy)


Further news on chairs/speakers will be updated at https://cecca.org.uk/2018-maritime-conference.

Should you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.


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