Bills of lading masterclass

Masterclass 20 November 2019 - 22 November 2019
BIMCO members EUR 1,150.00
non-members EUR 1,550.00
VAT (excl.VAT@24%)
Early bird discounts available. See below
Group discounts available
Radisson Blu Park Hotel, Athens
10 Alexandras Avenue, 106 82 Athens, Greece +30 210 8894 500

Programme and links

"This is one of the best courses I have attended! Interesting, practical and very informative!"
(Pia, October 2018)

Bills of lading are at the core of international trade. By nature, they involve sellers, buyers and carriers who are often located in different countries but share various rights and obligations. This course assists participants to identify problems that have arisen in the past in the courts or by arbitration and to minimise the effect of similar problems they may experience during their professional careers. Participants will also be introduced to international rules and legislation, their effect on the carriage of goods by sea and how they have been interpreted by judges and arbitrators in the past.

Topics covered

  • the bill of lading as a receipt
  • who is the legal carrier under the bill of lading?
  • the bill of lading as a contract of carriage
  • the problems caused by negotiating bills of lading
  • the protection of third parties
  • combined and through transport bills of lading
  • the importance of international regulation
  • which is the governing contract of carriage?
  • the bill of lading as a document of title
  • remedies for claims
  • letters of indemnity
  • switch bills of lading
  • comingling of cargoes. 

Several case studies address day-to-day issues of practical, legal and financial importance. One such topic is the problem of delivery of bulk cargoes at "one/two ports".


Early bird sign up

BIMCO members

For individual participants, an early bird price of EUR: 1035 applies if sign up and payment is received before 20-August-2019

BIMCO non-members

For individual participants, an early bird price of EUR: 1395 applies if sign up and payment is received before 20-August-2019

Group Discounts

10% group discount is available for registering 3 or more participants from the same company. Group discounts cannot be combined with early bird discounts.

Jonathan Elvey

Jon Elvey teaches and lectures all over the world for BIMCO. He is known for making complex legal topics interesting, understandable and enjoyable. 

Jon spent 37 years with Ince & Co, the leading international London law firm, specializing in maritime disputes in arbitration and litigation. After 15 years in London, Jon moved to Greece to head Inces’ Piraeus office, developing it into a major law practice. Jon has acted for four decades for many of the industry’s biggest shipowners and charterers, advising them on all their commercial issues, with a particular emphasis on ... Read more

Ted Graham

Ted joined Ince & Co as a trainee solicitor in September 1994 and in the early years he was involved in a lot of casualty investigations, including trips to Lebanon, Egypt and Montenegro. He left Ince in 2001 in order to work for a P&I correspondent (Ausship) in Sydney where he was lucky enough to race a 16’ skiff on the harbour for two seasons. He then returned to London, re-joined Ince, spent 6 months on a secondment to Gard’s FD&D team in London, then became a partner in 2005. During this period he specialised in dry shipping and international trade. He has spoken at a nu... Read more

Peter Grube

Peter Grube is Head of Training: Courses and joined BIMCO in 1990. His first position was in the Support & Advice team, where he assisted BIMCO members with a wide range of commercial issues. In 2000 he was appointed Marketing & Sales Director of BIMCO, responsible for promoting and driving forward BIMCO’s global position as a leading maritime organisation. In 2005 he transferred to BIMCO Training, developing, coordinating and delivering BIMCO courses and seminars world-wide. Prior to joining BIMCO he worked in ship ownership in Copenhagen as well ... Read more


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