Maritime and Shipping Law Forum

Session ID: 1711W07
Date: Thursday, 16 November 2017
Time: 09:00am - 01:15pm
Venue: Parmelia Hilton Perth, Level 1, Meeting Room, 14 Mill Street, PERTH

Face to face

Substantive Law: 4

State: WA CPD:4
Standard Price $480.00
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Session Content

Date: Thursday 16 November 2017
Time: 9.00am to 1.15pm
Venue: Parmelia Hilton, 14 Mill Street, Perth

Attend and earn 4 CPD points in Competency Area 4: Substantive Law

Perth's foremost maritime and shipping law event returns to examine critical legal developments arising from port to port and everything in between. Leading industry executives, general counsel, and legal specialists will bring you up to speed on all the key issues facing the sector so you can ensure you're equipped to avoid the turbulent legal seas.

Offshore Safety: Catastrophes and Casualties
Explore recent trends and developments related to offshore safety including an examination of some of the critical issues to consider related to offshore catastrophes and casualties.

Presented by Michael Utsler, Executive Vice President and Chief Operations Officer, Woodside Energy

The Latest in Charter Parties

  • Front end issues
  • Back end disputes

Presented by Dr Patricia Saraceni, Director, Clifford Chance; Australian Vice President, Maritime Law Association of Australia and New Zealand

Maritime Arbitration and Case Update

  • Recent court cases and arbitrations case studies
  • Cargo claims
  • Marine insurance disputes
  • Change in the English Insurance Act and issues for Australia

Presented by Jonathan Wyatt, Partner, Clyde & Co

Ship Building: Front End and Back End Trends

  • Trends in ship building: the market and the forms
  • Ship building disputes: your rights and the risks
  • Financing a new build

Presented by Gemma Stabler, Legal Counsel, Fortescue Metals Group Ltd

Technology Trends in Shipping

  • The latest tech, trends and developments in the shipping industry and the resulting impact on maritime law
  • Marine Law considerations in the application of new technology trends:
    • Improving pilotage and the ability to handle bigger ships through drone technology
    • Improved assurance scheme for the chartered tugs for Port and Terminal use

Presented by Capt. Dr. Clive Sheard (Ph.D Marine Law), Master Mariner, Senior Consultant for Noble Denton Marine Services, DNV GL - Oil & Gas Australia


Michael Utsler

Michael Utsler has more than 35 years' experience in the upstream oil and gas industry. Over his career, he has held a wide range of technical, managerial and executive roles covering all aspects of the upstream industry from Exploration, Developments, Operations and the commercialisation of assets and their products. He joined Woodside in 2013 as Executive Vice President and Chief Operations Officer and is responsible for Woodside's global logistics, drilling, production, HSEQ, reservoir management and the operations of all Woodside producing facilities where he is committed to delivery of operational performance excellence. Michael began his career with Amoco in 1978, and with the merger of BP and Amoco and subsequently Arco in 1998/99 has developed his multi-discipline technical skill and knowledge base in roles across western and central US, Egypt, Middle East and multiple international new ventures. Prior to joining Woodside, Michael held the position of President for the BP Gulf Coast restoration organisation, leading the Deepwater Horizon crisis management and response efforts. As Executive sponsor of the Woodside Reconciliation Community and previously Women of Woodside, Michael has bought his energy, passion, and his coaching and mentoring leadership strengths to enable outstanding performance. Michael is a Director of WASO Holdings Ltd, WA Venues & Events Pty Ltd, Australian Mines and Metals Association (AMMA), LNG Marine Fuels Institute (LMFI) and is on the Council of Governors of the American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham).

Patricia Saraceni

Pat Saraceni is a Director of Clifford Chance's litigation and dispute resolution team, and has over 30 years experience specialising in complex commercial and contractual disputes with a specific interest in shipping. She regularly appears in the superior courts and is experienced in litigation, arbitration and mediations and other ADR methods in a range of sectors including energy, oil and gas, mining, insurance, shipping and corporate. Pat was awarded a Doctorate of Juridical Science (SJD) in Shipping and Maritime law and a Master of Laws from the University of Western Australia. Before joining Clifford Chance, Pat was a Partner in one of Australia's leading boutique Maritime firms. She is the Vice President of the Maritime Law Association of Australia and New Zealand (MLAANZ), and chairs its Western Australia branch. She has lectured in Shipping Law at the University of Notre Dame.

Jonathan Wyatt

Gemma Stabler

Gemma Stabler is the Legal Manager for Shipping and Marketing at Fortescue Metals Group, where she works directly with Fortescue's shipping and marketing teams to provide day to day advice on all aspects of shipping and international sales including charterparty and sales contract negotiation and disputes, bills of lading and letters of indemnity. Prior to joining Fortescue Gemma was a Senior Associate in the Trade & Transport team of DLA Phillips Fox (now DLA Piper). Gemma has specialized in shipping, maritime and international trade law for over a decade and she has significant experience in international arbitration and international litigation. Gemma holds a Master of Laws in International Trade Law from the University of Queensland and a Master of Laws from New York University.

Clive Sheard

Clive Sheard was appointed as principal Marine Consultant for Noble Denton Marine Services in Australia in May 2017. Previously Clive was Regional Manager for Noble Denton Marine Services (part of the DNV GL group). Clive is responsible to support the overall performance of Noble Denton marine services in Australia. Clive joined Noble Denton in Oct 2011 as a senior marine surveyor. Prior to 2011 Clive worked as a senior surveyor for MatthewsDaniel for 8 years. Previously he had worked as assistant harbor master in Dubai Drydocks from 1995. Clive Sheard holds a PhD Degree in Marine Law, Cape Town University. He also holds a Masters Mariner Class 1 certificate. The merger between DNV and GL became operational from September 12, 2013. DNV GL then became and still is the world's leading ship and offshore classification society and a world-leader of independent assurance and expert advisory services to the maritime, oil & gas and energy industries. Driven by its purpose of safeguarding life, property and the environment, DNV GL enables organizations to advance the safety and sustainability of their business. Operating in more than 100 countries, the 13,500 professionals are dedicated to helping their customers make the world safer, smarter and greener.

Venue Details

Parmelia Hilton Perth

Level 1, Meeting Room, 14 Mill Street
PERTH 6000

Ph: 0892152000


Parmelia Hilton is located on 14 Mill Street, just a short stroll

from St George's Terrace. The Esplanade train station is the nearest train

station which is a short 5 minute walk to Parmelia Hilton Perth.

There is parking on Mill Street (100 metres from Parmelia Hilton) in

the Convention Centre with an hourly rate of $5.80 and a 10 hour

maximum price of $23.80. Parking is not included in the registration fee

and is subject to change.

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