BIGGER AND BETTER? – THE CHALLENGES OF MANAGING MEGA-SHIP CASUALTIES IN THE 21ST CENTURY

Start date: 16th Jan 2020, 19:00
Venue: ACM, Monaco
Speaker: Andrew Chamberlain, Partner & Mariner, HFW London

Topic description:

Andrew Chamberlain will be sharing his experience of a string of high profile casualties ranging from MSC NAPOLI in 2007, MSC CHITRA (2010) through COSTA CONCORDIA (2012), SANCHI and MAERSK HONAM (2018) and "GOLDEN RAY" (2019), analysing the legal, political and environmental challenges.

* Note: Event will be held at the restaurant of ACM due Monte Carlo Rally, therefore limited number of seats available.

* THIS EVENT IS FULL.

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Andrew left the Navy in 1990 and completed his legal studies before joining Richards Butler (now Reed Smith) in 1992. He qualified as a solicitor in 1994 and joined Holman Fenwick Willan's Admiralty Department in September of that year. He was promoted partner in 2003.

He specialises in Salvage, Collision, Total Loss and Oil Pollution cases although he also handles the full range of marine litigation including charterparty disputes, lube and bunker oil disputes, MOA and shipbuilding cases. He has been involved in many high profile casualties during his career including: the "ACONCAGUA" and "CMA DJAKARTA" (both 1999), "PRESTIGE" (2002), "PELICAN 1" (2003), "THUNDERHORSE" (2005) which remains the most valuable property subject to a Lloyds Open Form salvage agreement to date, "MSC NAPOLI" (2007), "MSC CHITRA" (2010), "COSTA CONCORDIA" (2012), “KULLUK" (2012), the "SMART" (2013), the "NORMAN ATLANTIC" (2014), “MAERSK SEOUL” (2016), “BURGOS” (2016), “SANCH” and “MAERSK HONAM” (both 2018), “YANTIAN EXPRESS” (2019) and "GOLDEN RAY" (both 2019).

Reported cases include the "HAPPY FELLOW", "HERCEG NOVI“, "TOREPO“ and “MAERSK NEUCHATEL”

Andrew lectures regularly on salvage, wreck removal and casualty response and is an acknowledged expert in the field. In September 2016, he was appointed as HFW's Global Head of Admiralty and Crisis Management.