KIAP, Attorneys at Law becomes a member of the London Shipping Law Centre

5 March 2014

KIAP, Attorneys at Law becomes a member of the London Shipping Law Centre
KIAP, Attorneys at Law became a corporate member of the London Shipping Law Centre (LSLC), the maritime business forum and a specialist centre of excellence for the advancement of shipping law and maritime business.

The core of the centre’s business is to promote high-quality in shipping services through continuing professional education for the benefit of its members and the younger generation in shipping.

Established in 1994 by Dr Aleka Mandaraka-Sheppard, the centre was inaugurated at the House of Lords on 30 April 1997 and since then it has become a high-profile spot and a meeting learning place, open to all who serve the industry, for free exchange, informal as well as structures, of knowledge, interests and ideas. It pioneered maritime risk management education and promotes ‘quality shipping’.

LSLC brings together professionals from the practice of maritime law, maritime commerce, the judiciary, academia, maritime organisations, as well as students, for knowledge exchange, development of professional skills and business. At its monthly and special events, the centre focuses on the discussion of pivotal issues and global developments - legal, technical and commercial, melding the disparate disciplines of the practice of maritime commerce.


Shipping and Transport

The maritime and transport law division was recommended by Legal 500 EMEA in 2011. Among the division's clients are major Russian and international shipping lines, petroleum services providers and insurers, logistics providers, and private shipowners. Aybek Ahmedov, a partner in the division, gained extensive experience in private maritime law, insurance and international commercial law when employed by the National Bank VED of the Republic of Uzbekistan and the American Bar Association in Uzbekistan. Aybek also served as a business analyst with Hertz Europe Ltd in London, as well as with a Latvian consultancy, Baltic Marine Broker. He is an active blogger and author of projects such as Legal Abstract, Lex Mercatoria and Shippinglaw.ru.

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