30 September 2024
Professor Miriam Goldby is the Professor of Shipping, Insurance and Commercial Law and Director of Research at the Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary University of London. She was previously director of the Centre’s Insurance, Shipping and Aviation Law Institute (2019-2022) and founder and director of its International Shipping Law LLM (2013-2022). She is the author of Electronic Documents in Maritime Trade: Law and Practice (OUP), the second edition of which was published in 2019, and has published extensively in the fields of shipping, insurance and financial law.
Dr. Filip Saranovic is a Senior Lecturer in Shipping Law at the Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary University of London. He is the Director of the International Shipping Law LLM programme and the Deputy Director of the International and External engagement. Filip is the module convenor and lecturer for four maritime law modules, covering both wet and dy shipping as well as the conflict of laws/enforcement of maritime claims.
Harris Loukopoulos holds substantial expertise in all fields of maritime and corporate law, having acted since 1996 as General Counsel for prominent shipping companies and dealt with complex maritime and corporate issues, both transactional as well as litigation. He has extensive commercial expertise in shipmanagement, voyage and time charters, sale and purchase transactions and the financing markets. He has been instrumental in the public listing (IPOs) of shipping companies in the US and in Singapore and has strong expertise in structured and project finance transactions and M&As. He has been involved in cross border insolvency and restructuring proceedings in the US, England and Greece, as well as various shipping, marine insurance and corporate law disputes that have led to court litigation or out of court settlements. He is both litigation and transaction oriented and has a sharp business acumen giving him the ability to offer a wide range of commercially minded solutions. Harris holds a Law Degree from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and a Master’s Degree in Shipping Law (LLM) from the University of Southampton. He is fluent in Greek, English and French. He teaches Legal Principles in Shipping Business and Shipping Law at HMC/ ICS Greek Branch.
George Margaritopoulos is an Associate Director at Richards Hogg Lindley (RHL) Piraeus and has also spent time working in RHL’s London office. He is qualified as a Fellow of the Association of Average Adjusters. He has previously worked as a spares and shipyards broker and also as a chartering broker. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Management & Technology from University of Piraeus and a MSc in Marine Policy from Cardiff University.