The seminar will be hosted by BIMCO and Watson Farley & Williams LLP and will feature a panel of four representatives of the subcommittee that developed SHIPTERM:

Francis Sarre, Compagnie Maritime Belge (chairperson of the subcommittee)
Christopher Conway, Citi
Klaus Vilstrup, Dampskibsselskabet NORDEN A/S
Michael Vernell, Watson Farley & Williams LLP

The panelists will introduce and explain SHIPTERM and discussion will be invited with the audience on aspects such as the indicative/non-binding nature of the term sheet, issues relating to governing law and jurisdiction, and negative base rate scenarios and how these have been addressed.

The SHIPTERM subcommittee also included the following representatives, many of whom will take part in the seminar:

Daming Qian, ICBC
Gildas Maire, Louis Dreyfus Armateurs
Liv Hege Dyrnes, AS Klaveness Chartering
Matt Hannaford, Hannaford Turner LLP
Michael Ziesenitz, Deutsche Bank
Nick Fell, BW Group
Olga Petrovic, Linklaters LLP
Peter Willems, HSBC
Robin Bencard, shipping and structured asset financing consultant
Xavier Riffaud, INGEPAR


March 21, 2017