Ioanna Vitta participates in Role Play panel at the July 2015 UK Club Seminar in Turkey

Ioanna Vitta participated in the UK Club seminar which was held on Tuesday the 16 June 2015 at Adile Sultan’s Palace with over 100 guests from the Turkish shipping market including members, ship-owners and brokers.

There was an active dispute between Charterers and Owners displaying the various issues in fixing a vessel. Mark Mathews (Senior Underwriting Director) played the role of a ship-owner with his legal advisor played by Ioanna Vitta from Thomas Cooper and Sue Jamieson playing the role of a UK Club claims handler. Sumit Madhu (Deputy Syndicate Manager) played the role of the Charterer with his legal advisor Jamila Khan of Ince and Co.  The role of the narrator was played by Simon Main (C.O.O.)  In attendance from the Club was Hugo Wynn-Williams, (Chairman of Thomas Miller Holdings), Stuart Edmonston (Loss Prevention Director), Neil Beckwith (People Claims Syndicate) and Lisa Clarke.

The seminar looked at various topical issues such as the perils of voyages for non ice class vessels trading in notorious icy territories, the current political situation in the Yemen and constant danger of infraction of sanctions. It also highlighted the importance of the Club’s function and role.  To view the full write up from the UK Club website, click here.

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  • Ioanna Vitta Partner

    Ioanna is a partner based in our Piraeus office. She specialises in shipping litigation, with particular emphasis on charterparty and bill of lading problems, cargo claims, sale and purchase disputes and casualties.

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