Advanced Shipping Operations Training

October 24th 2017, 9:30-13.15 / 14:15 -17:30

Venue: Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola, Viale Castagnola 31, 6900 Lugano

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09:30 How to deal with liens for freight and demurrage being exercised under the contract of carriage and our recent experience in the Middle East

Kathryn Martin, Senior Associate, HFW 

10:15 Specific metals, coal & hard commodity training including case studies using real trading and shipping problems from our experience

William Hold, Senior Associate, HFW

11:00 Coffee break

11:30 Problem-oriented shipping training session including FM; what happens there is a strike or a war, understanding demurrage – what are the seller’s responsibilities in FOB vs CFR contracts and case studies; a focus on metals, coal and other hard commodities

Kathryn Martin, Senior Associate, HFW

12:15 Fraud: how to avoid fraud in trading and solutions for once you have become a victim, including arresting accounts and assets

Sarah Hunt, Partner, HFW

Networking Lunch: 13:15 to 14:15 – all attendees



14:15 Sanctions tour du monde: from time limits applicable to raising loans and other trade finance under the EU/US/Swiss SSI regime to the shipping implications of the Qatar crisis, Iran, Cuba, Russia, and what you need to be aware of when it comes to compliance with business and human rights law

Sarah Hunt, Partner, HFW

15:15 ‎Borrowing Base facilities: are they bouncing back after Transmar?

Financing Russian commodities: coming back from the cold

Olivier Bazin, Partner, HFW

16:00 Coffee break

16:30 Joint ventures

Georges Racine, Partner, HFW

Why and how to control a joint venture; tips for reconciling the interests of majority and minority partners; puts, calls, drags, tags, piggybacks and shotguns demystified and winning strategies for securing one’s exit from a joint venture.

17:30 Drinks

Course fee

LCTA Members
Session 1: CHF 300
Session 2: CHF 300
Session 1+2: CHF 500 CHF

Non LCTA Members
Session 1: CHF 400
Session 2: CHF 400
Session 1+2: CHF 700 CHF


If a participant cannot attend the course, it is possible to be substituted by another person. If the absence is not notified within 5 days from the course, 30% of the fee will be withheld as part of administration costs. No notification at all will imply that the course fee will remain due to full payment, despite the non-attendance of the delegate.

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