OW and Hanjin – the bigger picture

Start date: 23rd Mar 2017, 19:00
Venue: ACM, Monaco
Speaker: Mr. Jonathan Elvey, Partner - Ince & Co London

Topic description:

OW and Hanjin – two dramatic collapses in shipping in very recent months. Few predicted them – nearly everyone in shipping has been affected by them, directly or indirectly. The Press has been full of stories about why they crashed and the lessons that can be learned. Is there any real connection between them? Are there really new lessons to be learned? Are there ways to guard against fallout from similar collapses in future? Or is this just history repeating itself? Jon Elvey – 35 years at Ince & Co – looks at what happened and whether a bigger picture emerges.


Shipping lawyer focused on the Greek market and specialising in dispute resolution, in Court and through arbitration and mediation.
Jon’s main focus is on shipping disputes under charterparties, shipbuilding contracts, sale and purchase agreements, bills of lading and cargo claims. Jon also handles maritime casualties and is a member of our international emergency response team. After 17 years managing our Piraeus office, Jon returned to London earlier this year. He retains strong links with the Greek shipping community.
Jon has acted as advocate in arbitration and mediation, in London and internationally. He is an accredited CEDR mediator, and co-founder of European Mediterranean Mediation Association (EMMA), an organisation that encourages the use of mediation in Greece.