MLAANZ is a not-for-profit association, comprising over 500 members from Australia, New Zealand and several other countries. Its members include representatives of major exporters, shipping companies, port operators, ship, cargo and liability insurers, lawyers, judges, academics and government and defence agencies. The Association's objectives include: supporting and advancing reforms in maritime law and its administration, facilitating the unification and harmonization of maritime and commercial law internationally, and of maritime customs, usages and practices, facilitating justice in the maritime sector, and furnishing a forum for the discussion and consideration of issues affecting participants in the maritime sector. For more information, please go to About.
nz branch conference POSTPONED
Dear MLAANZ member, friend or guest, in light of the COVID-19 global pandemic, we have made the difficult decision to postpone our MLAANZ conference March 26-27, 2020, Wellington. The NZ Government and many of our workplaces are not supporting large gatherings at this time and we feel it’s important to ensure that we are in line with these recommendations. Above all, it’s our priority to keep all of our members safe. As yet, we cannot fix another date but we will keep you posted with a new invitation as soon as we can.
All registration fees will be refunded in due course.
Wishing you and your families well during this time and our MLAANZ committee will look forward to catching up with you all soon.
NZ Branch chair
MLAANZ sponsored the Sarah Derrington Encouragement Award at last year's International Maritime Law Arbitration Moot (IMLAM) – the recipient of the award was Universitas Airlangga.
Programme now finalised (click on the image above).
Richard cooper memorial lecture
UQ Law and the Federal Court of Australia have expressed their appreciation to all who recently attended the insightful Richard Cooper Memorial Lecture. For further information, the paper and photographs, please access here.
Here also is an accompanying paper from Stuart Hetherington.
ICMA XXI – CALL FOR PAPERS EXTENSION
An extension has been announced on the call for papers to the International Congress of Maritime Arbitrators (ICMA) XXI. Those interested in presenting at the congress, which is to be hosted at Rio de Janeiro on March 8-13, 2020, now have until August 5 to contact organisers. Please visit the official Website for further information.
MLAANZ welcomes new members from any profession or industry with an interest in maritime and shipping law issues.
We are introducing a new "Member Connections" page to help facilitate networking and other such opportunities. Please access the page via the button link above. Any requests for postings on the page can be
E-mailed to <MaritimeLawANZ@gmail.com>.