Naples law event attracts maritime royalty


October 19th, 2017 17:00 GMT

by Ian Lewis

Published in LEGAL

Francesco Lauro’s Shipping and the Law conferences have become one of the architectural delights of the Italian shipping calendar.

Last week’s event, held in the 18th-century grandeur of the Court Theatre at the Royal Palace of Naples, was no exception.

The eighth edition of the annual conference, organised by Lauro’s law firm Studio Legale Lauro, focused on the rise of China, climate change, and free trade and protectionism in the era of Brexit and the Trump administration.

Speakers included European Community Shipowners’ Association president-elect Panos Laskaridis, Confitarma president-elect Mario Mattioli, International Chamber of Shipping chairman Esben Poulsson and Antwerp Port Authority president Marc Van Peel.

Mans Jacobsson, former director of the International Oil Pollution Compensation Funds, spoke on the impending review of the funds’ policy on economic loss from oil spills.

TradeWinds columnist Terry Macalister interviewed Banchero Costa president Lorenzo Banchero, and veteran Italian journalist Bianca D’Antonio interviewed Naples shipowner Peppino D’Amato.


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