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The Global impact of EU Shipping Law and Policy

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The Global impact of EU Shipping Law and Policy


Istanbul / Joint Spring Conference
3 May 2013 at the Main Campus, Ozyegin University,– 09.30 - 15.00

Also featuring
Opening reception at the Legacy Ottoman Hotel – 2 May 18.30 - late
Optional visit to the VTS Station on the Bosphorus – 3 May 17.00 - 19.30

The European Maritime Law Organisation, the Turkish Maritime Law Association and the Dean and faculty of Law of the Ozyegin University, in conjunction with the Ministry of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications, invite you to attend their Joint Conference by the shores of the Bosphorus.  Speakers include the General Director of the Turkish Ministry of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications, a senior representative from the European Commission and leading practitioners from Turkey and the EU.  The conference will be chaired by the Chairman of the European Maritime Law Organisation, Lord Phillips of Worth Matravers, until recently President of the United Kingdom Supreme Court.
We will explore four key legal issues of the moment affecting shipping and ports:
  • Safety and environment: what new initiatives can we expect from Brussels?
  • Passenger rights: how does Turkey deal with the complexities of jurisdiction and enforcement caused by the new EU regime?
  • Ship arrests and sales: is the new Turkish Maritime Code fit for purpose?
  • European Union competition law and ports: what can we learn and look forward to?
Attendance is free for members of EMLO and all delegates from Turkey


 Thursday 2 May 2013
18.30 –20.30   Reception at the Legacy Ottoman Hotel
Reception kindly offered by ersoybilgehan

Friday 3 May 2013
8.00     Departure from Hotel for coach transfer to University on Asian side
9.00     Registration and coffee
9.30     Welcome speech by Mr Baris Tozar, General Director, Ministry of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications
            Introduction by Prof. Dr Samim Unan, Turkish Maritime Law Association
9.45     Keynote speech by Fotis Karamitsos, European Commission, DG MOVE, Brussels (invited)
10.15   Panel discussion on EU Maritime Policy and its impact outside the EU – moderated by Prof. Dr Samim Unan
11.00   Coffee
11.15   The complexities of the EU passenger rights regime, including the Athens Convention: an overview of its impact on the Turkish cruise and ferry industries – speaker, Doç. Dr Kerim Atamer
11.45   Arresting ships and court-enforced vessel sales: analysing the new Turkish Maritime Code – speaker, Dilek Bektasoglu-Sanli 
12.15   Panel discussion – moderated by Peter Appel
12.45   Lunch
14.00   The impact of European Union competition law on shipping and ports: what can we learn and look forward to – speakers, Dr Vincent Power and Doğan Eymirlioğlu
15.00   Panel discussion – moderated by Philip Wareham
15.15   Concluding remarks by Lord Phillips of Worth Matravers
15.30   Main conference closes
15.30   Discussion on the future of liner consortia (principally for EMLO members – all welcome)
17.00   Optional trip to the VTS Station at the heart of the Bosphorus for an introductory talk and to see how the traffic through the Strait is monitored and coordinated Kindly facilitated by the Ministry of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications (N.B. transfers from University and to cruise terminal included)
19.00   Optional leisure cruise and buffet dinner back to the EMINONU/SIRKECI landing berth, near the Legacy Ottoman Hotel (a small charge may apply)
·       Leisure cruise kindly sponsored by Arkas Shipping & Transport S.A.
·       Conference venue, drinks and lunch kindly offered by the Ozyegin University Faculty of Law



Baris Tozar General Director, Ministry of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications
Fotis Karamitsos Directorate General for Mobility and Transport (DG MOVE), Director, Directorate C - Maritime Transport – Keynote Speech
Doç. Dr Kerim Atamer Member of the Drafting Committee of the new Turkish Commercial Code – Passenger rights
Dilek Bektasoglu-Sanli  Ercin Bilgin Bektasoglu, Istanbul – Ship arrests and sales
Dr Vincent Power A & L Goodbody, Dublin – Competition and ports
Doğan Eymirlioğlu ersoybilgehan, Istanbul – Competition and ports
Prof. Dr Samim Unan President of the Turkish Maritime Law Association, Istanbul
Lord Phillips of Worth Matravers Chairman of EMLO
Peter Appel Gorrissen Federspiel, Copenhagen
Philip Wareham Hill Dickinson LLP, London
There will be a short panel discussion, led by one of the moderators, at the end of each session with additional contributions from leading EU and Turkish maritime law practitioners and questions from the floor.   


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organisers and sponsors for changes in programme date, content, speakers or venue or any cancellation
of the event caused by events beyond their control.  
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    We are most grateful to our generous sponsors as follows –
    • The Ministry of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications for their enthusiastic support, facilitating the visit to the VTS Station and assistance with the logistics
    • Ozyegin University for providing premises and catering facilities for this important event
    • ersoybilgehan Lawyers and Consultants Partnership for sponsoring the conference reception
    • Arkas Shipping & Transport S.A. for sponsoring the accompanying cruise dinner.
    • Mrs Dilek Bektasoglu-Sanli and the Turkish Maritime Law Association who have put immense time and effort into organising the conference and without whom it could not have taken place.
    The "European Maritime Law Organisation" (EMLO) was established in 1991 to provide a neutral and independent forum for debate and research on issues of interest to those concerned with EU maritime affairs, including both owners and shippers, and the European Commission maritime transport and competition law directorates general. 
    EMLO is an independent body and holds conferences and seminars on all aspects of EU maritime law, ranging from competition and trade to safety and the environment.  EMLO holds its main Annual Conference in October each year, sometimes in conjunction with local law societies. 
    Since EU enlargement in 2004 it has been holding a series of local conferences in the new accession states and is very pleased this year to be in Turkey and working with the Turkish Maritime Law Association, given the close relationship that Turkey has with the EU and the ever increasing importance of its maritime industry.