Topic: “Change Management 2.0: Reflections on Lessons Learned from the Past Year in Dispute Resolution, Maritime Finance and Marine Insurance”
Date: Thursday, 29 April 2021 from 13:00-14:00 (London local time)
Not another COVID webinar, but change is inevitable…
The need to address and develop with change has never been clearer than in the past year. Change (however quick) is inevitable and the maritime industry needs to be ready to meet future challenges.
Following our successful (physical) seminar with Wikborg Rein on change management in February last year, in this webinar the panel will reflect on some of the more significant changes in dispute resolution, maritime financing and P&I coverage over the past 12 months, what the future challenges might be and how best can the maritime industry prepare for and thrive on future change.
Chair: Baptiste Weijburg, Partner, Wikborg Rein London
Baptiste is a Partner at Wikborg Rein and has a wealth of knowledge and experience in shipping and international trade, handling both contentious (wet and dry) and non-contentious matters. He also handles yacht construction and insurance disputes, and casualties. Baptiste speaks English, French and conversational Dutch and is noted in Legal 500 for his shipping litigation expertise.
Speaker: Nikhil Datta, Senior Associate, Wikborg Rein London
Nikhil is a Senior Associate at Wikborg Rein. He works on all aspects of shipping and offshore energy projects including construction, conversion, financing, sale and purchase, chartering and operational matters. Nikhil’s contentious experience includes working for P&I clubs, owners and charterers on charterparty and bill of lading disputes and for financiers in relation to enforcement for defaults under financing arrangements.
Guest Speaker: Monica Kohli, Senior Defence Lawyer, Gard UK
Monica Kohli is a solicitor specializing in Maritime law. She is dual qualified in India and England & Wales and has been practising shipping and trade law for the past two decades; as a barrister in India, and as a solicitor in the UK.
Monica read maritime law at the University of Southampton, UK and studied for an MBA (Shipping and Logistics), at Copenhagen Business School. She speaks at events in the City and abroad on legal tech, gender, diversity and shipping law. Along with being Co-President of the “Women in Shipping and Trade Association” ( WISTA UK) she is also Chair of Indian Maritime Association UK (IMA, UK) and a Maritime Skills Commissioner.
Speaker: Alex Hookway, Wikborg Rein London
Alex is a Senior Lawyer at Wikborg Rein. He has experience of high-value, complex shipbuilding and offshore energy disputes (and project contracts), including North Sea renewable projects. Alex also has a broad range of contentious shipping experience from dry shipping matters through to live casualty attendance and crisis management experience. Alex has lived and worked in both the UK and Singapore.
Wikborg Rein is an elite international law firm, headquartered in Norway. It is ranked amongst the top law shipping and trade law firms in London (with a number of lawyers ranked and recommended individually), as well as having the highest rankings as a full-service firm in Norway.
Wikborg Rein’s London office was established in 1987. The office specialises in shipping, energy, offshore, trade and commodities, construction, and dispute resolution. The London office has both English and Norwegian lawyers who all possess broad expertise within Wikborg Rein’s specialist areas. It is also the hub of the firm’s international English law practice.