In the past two months, the U.S. government has announced two significant initiatives that will have far reaching implications for global ocean transportation practices and business operations. Anyone involved in international commerce including shippers, carriers, logistics providers and third-parties will need to understand what the U.S. interventions are likely to mean for their business and what action they should take.
What implications do the U.S. initiatives have for EU regulatory activity? There are already signs that the sector is “in the line of fire” for antitrust enforcement. We will look at the European Commission’s recent investigation into the, now abandoned, Baltic Max Feeder Scheme to see what lessons shippers and carriers should draw. We will also consider what the entry into force of the new block exemption for liner shipping consortia means for the sector. We will have expertise from both sides of the Atlantic bringing in-depth legal and regulatory analysis of each of the FMC’s actions and current EU developments.
Field Fisher Waterhouse LLP, Venable LLP and The Journal of Commerce present a two hour briefing on the US initiatives and EU implications and advice on how to react.
Registration from 3:30 pm, program 4 pm – 6pm with drinks to follow
Who should attend:
Shippers, carriers and any business with an interest in marine transport issues, particularly: in-house counsel; risk/compliance officers; logistics managers; buyers, sellers and traders of marine cargo space.
Ashley Craig, Partner, Venable LLP (Washington DC)
John Cassels, Senior Associate, Field Fisher Waterhouse LLP (London)
Paul Page, Editor, The Journal of Commerce (a UBM publication)
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