What is the International Maritime Law Seminar?

The International Maritime Law Seminar (“IMLS”) is an annual event conducted in the City of London and Singapore to provide in-depth analysis and discussion of the legal topics currently critical to the marine industry.

The seminars are regularly moderated by International Group leaders and attended by ship-owners, charterers, marine,- hull,- and P & I insurers,  brokers and maritime lawyers.

All speakers from the 15 sponsoring firms are recognized specialist in the maritime legal industry and cover Europe, the United States, Latin America and Asia. The IMLS is dedicated to providing a ‘first-class’ curriculum, and past topics have included subjects ranging from termination and enforcement of maritime contracts, to the proper way to handle mass casualties, the arrest of vessels, pollution laws, and product liability claims. Past presentations are archived on this website, as are the biographies of the speakers should they need to be consulted.

A cocktail party follows each of our events where we encourage the maritime community to discuss industry topics further, network and have a good time.
The current steering committee of the IMLS consists of Johannes Grove Nielsen of Bech-Bruun in Denmark, Marco Remiorz of Arnecke Sibeth Dabelstein in Germany, Robert O’Connor of Montgomery McCracken in the United States and Diego de San Simon of San Simon & Duch in Spain.  We welcome suggestions to improve our platform at any time and encourage you to follow us on LinkedIn to get updates from the various jurisdictions.

Luis de San Simon of Spain, Ricardo Rozas of Chile, and Vincent M. DeOrchis of the United States founded the IMLS in 2006. Since then, the organization has expanded to leading law firms from 14 separate countries, on four continents, dedicated to providing exchange of ideas and discussions of legal issues affecting international transportation today. The goal of the IMLS is to provide a forum where industry professionals can obtain and discuss the latest views on international maritime law.