The Association held a seminar in Shanghai on 15 April under the title "Arbitrating in Difficult Market Conditions". The audience comprised some 230 representatives of shipyards, shipping companies and Chinese and international law firms.
The seminar was co-organised by Shanghai International Shipping Institute and in co-operation with Tradewinds. The President introduced the work of the LMAA and Clive Aston and Ian Gaunt gave presentations on current issues concerning charterparties and shipbuilding contracts.
Copies of the papers in English and Chinese can be accessed on the papers section of the website or through the LMAA office: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The seminar was followed by the second meeting of the Association's Supporting Members Liaison Committee (Asia Pacific).