Designation : Partner, Holman Fenwick Willan LLP(HFW), London
Topic : International Regulatory Regime Governing the Transportation of Dangerous Cargo with special focus on Coal and Sulphur.
HFW is a sector focused global law firm having over 600 lawyers working across USA, Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Australia. It has made its name in solving complex issues within the construction, aviation and shipping industries and also provides advice on insurance, commodities and energy related matters.
David is a valued asset of HFW having an in depth understanding of the Indian market and advises on shipping, offshore, and trade related issues. He regularly speaks at conferences on subjects including force majeure, hedging and damages, and Indian crude oil demand and production. In early November 2018, he gave a paper on the ‘2020 Sulphur Regulations at the BIMCO Conference’ in Mumbai.
On 9th November, 2019 David conducted a session for the LL.M. and PGD students of Gujarat Maritime University on “International Regulatory Regime governing the Transportation of Dangerous Cargo with special focus on Coal and Sulphur”.
The session was for two hours and David covered topics which included dangerous cargo and the regulations regarding transportation of the same, liability of such cargo with special reference to coal and sulphur, period of limitation, IMO 2020 and liabilities arising out of engine failures, etc.
The session was an enlightening one for the students whereby, they students were highly appreciative of the same.