Maritime and Transport Law Conference

7 Jun - 8 Jun 2017

Session information

Session two - Enforcement of maritime credits/liens: what you need to know to collect your money


Maritime and Transport Law Committee (Lead)
Legal Practice Division
Maritime and Aviation Law Section


Cross-border and international litigation is always a ‘minefield’ of issues, and forum shopping is a necessary exercise when dealing with the enforcement of maritime credits and liens. Although most maritime nations have ratified unification treaties such as The New York Convention and The Arrest Convention, there are still considerable gaps in domestic laws and procedures that often surprise even experienced litigants when trying to enforce their credits and rights in foreign courts, or even when attempting to enforce foreign arbitral awards and court decisions/orders. This session will feature a panel of experienced litigators, arbitrators and judges providing straightforward answers to questions from the moderator and audience on the key issues related to this subject, from the drafting and execution of a contract to the registration of liens/enforcement procedures, including Exequatur requirements and challenges. Session Chair Ulla von Weissenberg, Borenius Attorneys, Helsinki; Publication and Newsletter Editor, IBA Maritime and Transport Law Committee Speakers Haco van der Houven van Oordt, AKD Transport & Energy, Rotterdam Ingolf Kaiser, Stephenson Harwood, London Lucas Leite Marques, Kincaid Mendes Vianna Advogados, Rio de Janeiro Alexander Mednikov, Jurinflot International Law Office, Moscow

Session / Workshop Chair(s)

Ulla Von Weissenberg Procopé & Hornborg Attorneys Ltd, Helsinki, Finland; Publication and Newsletter Editor, Maritime and Transport Law Committee


Ingolf Kaiser MFB, London, England
Lucas Leite Marques Kincaid Mendes Vianna Advogados, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Alexander Mednikov Jurinflot International law firm, Moscow, Russian Federation
Haco van der Houven van Oordt AKD N.V., Rotterdam, Netherlands