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33rd annual Maritime Law webinar

December 03, 2021

9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Connection details will be provided after you register.
(Note that the time is in EST.)

This year’s Annual Maritime Law Seminar will be held virtually for the second year in a row.

During this engaging session, we will address recent legal developments and hot topics for the Canadian shipping industry. This year’s format will include a panel discussion followed by a series of simultaneous breakout sessions. You can choose the session you find most interesting.

Panel discussion:  Legal, practical and insurance impacts of shipping delays 

Moderator: Jean-Marie Fontaine, National Leader of Shipping Group – BLG


Additional speakers to be announced.

Three breakout sessions:

  1. Developments at the International Maritime Organization (IMO) on autonomous shipping
    Speaker: Gillian Grant, Legal Committee Chair – IMO
  2. Importing vessels in Canada – flag waivers, customs duties, work visas and other issues 
    Speaker: Jean-François Bilodeau – BLG
  3. Cross-Canada legal update – Cases of interest across the country
    Speakers: Nigah Awj – BLG, Sarah Sweet – BLG, Dionysios Rossi – BLG 

Please RSVP by December 1, 2021. If you have any questions about this event, please email [email protected].

Accreditation Information 

BC | This course has been accredited for 2.0 hours. Course name: Annual Maritime Law Seminar 2021. Course number: N03122021.

ON | This session is eligible for up to 2.0 Substantive Hours.

QC | Please note, the concept of "recognition" or "accreditation" has been abolished. By doing this, the Barreau is trying to make it easier for lawyers to claim mandatory CLE credits without a formal accreditation process. It is now up to individual lawyers to determine the eligibility of a training activity and to declare the hours in their “Dossier de formation en ligne”.

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