In continuation to IIML’s objective we are holding a Seminar on Maritime Law at Hotel Suba International, Sahar Road, Chakala, Andheri (East) on 24th November, 2011. It will be a full day Seminar conducted by Stalwarts of the Industry.
This Seminar is being conducted by Indian Institute of Maritime Law (IIML) with the motive of educating the key Employers and Employees of the Shipping Industry and also for the members of legal fraternity on various maritime related issues in the regular day to day working which could be resolved with proper knowledge and understanding of the Maritime Law, be it B/L or Claims.
The topics covered in the Seminar will be as under :-

  1. Bill of Lading – Understanding and legalities in context to Foreign Laws 
  2. Cargo covers and cargo claims.
  3. International Maritime Law – Basic Pillars.
  4. The Institute Cargo Clauses (A), (B) and (C).
  5. Deck Cargo and Living Animals
  6. Containers and Packing Materials
  7. Time and Voyage Policies
  8. Utmost Good Faith, Disclosure and Representations
  9. Cause of Loss
  10. Perils of the Sea
  11. Fire and Explosion
  12. Piracy
  13. Accidents in Loading
  14. Excluded Losses
  15. Sue and Labour
  16. Subrogation

Mr. Niru Pillai, is a Barrister at Law, England & Wales, Solicitor from Singapore,  has consented to lead the seminar.  He was called to the English Bar by the Honorable Society of the Inner Temple in 1976.  He holds two Masters degrees from The University of Melbourne and Trent University, Nottingham.  The latter is an LLM in Advanced Litigation which he attained with distinction.  He is an Advocate & Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore since 1978.  In 1990, he was admitted as a Barrister & Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Victoria, Australia.  He is also a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, UK and a Fellow of the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators.

Mr. Niru Pillai will be speaking on the above topics in association with,
Mr. Joy Thattil, a practicing Maritime lawyer in India and abroad and also the present Secretary General – IIML,. He has obtained his  L.L.B. from Government Law College, Ernakulam and did specialization in Maritime Law from University of Southampton, U.K. He as Secretary General of IIML, has got due to his in-depth knowledge and experience on Maritime Laws works for safe guarding the interests of the people in the Shipping Industry. He has had the opportunity to conduct various cases in India and abroad representing clients ranging from Ship owners to individuals raising claims against Shipping Companies. He will also talk on International Maritime Law – Basic Pillars.
Mr. Bechu Kurian Thomas, who is a Maritime Lawyer in India.  Mr. Thomas handles variety of cases of all nature including Maritime, Arbitration, Corporate, Taxation, Constitutional, Civil, Criminal and even International Arbitration. He started his practice at Kottayam and in 1996 shifted to the High Court of Kerala and in 1998 he established a firm in the name and style M/S Bechu Kurian & Co. He was the recipient of the prestigious British Council Chevening Scholarship in the year 1997 and had undergone training in Commercial Law at the College of Law, York and later interned at an English law firm “ Hammond Suddards “.He is a guest speaker in law at various fora.
The Seminar will be formally inaugurated by the Chairman of JNPT, Mumbai.
A detailed agenda for the day will be released shortly and the delegates are restricted to the maximum of 50 Nos.
The Seminar fee payable to Indian Institute of Maritime Law (IIML) is Rs.5,500.00 per person, which includes Breakfast, tea/coffee, Lunch and High tea for the seminar day. There is a facility of joining the Seminar thru web for which there will be an additional fee of Rs.1,750.00 per feed.
All payments shall be on A/c Payee cheque/Demand Draft in favour of Indian Institute of Maritime Law (IIML) payable at Cochin, in case of Demand Draft, the and shall be handed over to the undersigned, Sunil Menon, Seminar Coordinator in Mumbai and he is available on +919820012401 and email .
Alternatively, the same may be forwarded to the Registered office at “Indian Institute of Maritime Law (IIML); Door No.64/427; “Thattil”; Chittoor Road; Mariyath Lane; Cochin – 682012; Phone: 0484 4052033”.
The last date for the Registration is 22nd  of November 2011 and the registration shall be first come first serve basis, as the seats are limited to 50 Numbers.
We also take this opportunity to take part in the activities of I.I.M.L by becoming a member and avail of the advantages by utilizing the services offered by The Indian Institute of Maritime Law. We seek your co-operation in the above matter,
Thanking You,
We remain
Sunil Menon

Seminar Coordinator ( Mumbai)


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