As the law firm with the largest dedicated maritime practice in the world, we are proud to be long-standing supporters of London International Shipping Week (LISW), which in a short time has grown to be one of the world’s premier maritime events.
We’re especially delighted to be involved this year given the focus on the environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues which have rocketed up the shipping agenda over the past decade and are already having a notable influence on financing decisions, fleet renewal and regulatory change across the industry.
In the run-up to LISW, take a look at Maritime Sector Co-Head Lindsey Keeble’s talk here on her and the firm’s journey on choosing ESG as the focus of our ground-breaking thought leadership report The Sustainability Imperative.
PANEL DISCUSSION – New Horizons: Pitfalls & Possibilities of Shipping’s Technological Evolution
As part of the exciting line-up of events during the week, we are delighted to be hosting a panel discussion on ‘New Horizons: Pitfalls & Possibilities of Shipping’s Technological Evolution’ on Tuesday 14 September 2021. Our WFW Partner panelists will be joined by industry expert Martin Crawford-Brunt and will discuss what the fast-evolving world of maritime technology means for the future of the sector. More information and details for registration can be found here and on the LISW event website here.
WATSON FARLEY & WILLIAMS AT LISW 2021
We look forward to speaking at a number of other events during the week on the important and pressing topics the maritime sector faces. Here are some of the other activities we will be participating in during LISW 2021:
- On 13 September 2021, at 1.55pm BST, WFW Partner Simon Petch will moderate the Decarbonisation – policy making at crossroads session as part of the 13th Annual Capital Link Shipping & Marine Services Forum.
- On 14 September 2021, at 4pm BST, WFW’s Master Mariner David Handley will join fellow panellists at the hybrid panel discussion on ‘Reaching the IMO’s 50% emissions reduction: Understanding emissions and what to do next’ hosted by AqualisBraemar.
- On 15 September 2021, at 3.45pm BST, Partner, Head of Assets & Structured Finance Group and Sector Co-Head of Maritime Lindsey Keeble will moderate the ‘Is it all about the money?‘ session as part of the headline LISW conference. The panel will explore whether transparency is the new imperative for shipping, who the arbiter of ‘better governance’ will be and when will poor governance no longer be accepted?
- On 16 September 2021, at 1pm BST, the Maritime and Coastguard Agency will host an Industry Roundtable where Tax Partner Richard Stephens will discuss with other industry leaders on the topic of the practical realities affecting the maritime sector in 2021. From commercial pressures and future technology to the safety, welfare, and training of our seafarers.
Whether you are attending in-person, virtual or hybrid events this year, please do get in contact with our team, and we look forward to connecting with you at LISW 2021.
For more information on the week, and a full list of activities, please see the London International Shipping Week website here.