What is EMLO?
The “European Maritime Law Organisation” (EMLO) was established to provide an impartial and independent forum for discussion and research on topics of interest to those interested in EU maritime issues.We are an independent body of EU law, from competition and trade to safety and the environment.
EMLO was at the forefront of EU developments. Founded in 1991, shortly after the first transaction (against the Far East Transport Conference). The opening speech was made by Helmut Kreis. This set the stage for the next Annual Conferences.
EMLO is a place where the latest legal trends and developments in the field of EU maritime competition law and general maritime law have been reported, analyzed and criticized and reported by compliance officers from leading EU maritime practitioners and owners, forwarders and transporters and related trade. associations.
EMLO is fortunate to have received strong support from both DG Competition and DG MOVE over the years, and many important policy announcements were made at the Commission’s EMLO Conferences.
Competition law has traditionally been the main focus of conferences, but EMLO has not neglected other policy areas such as maritime safety and environmental developments, and private sectors such as ports, P&I clubs and state aid. Future conferences and events will continue in this tradition.
Most EMLO Annual Conferences took place in London or Brussels,but did not prevent EMLO from organizing successful conferences in Dublin, Copenhagen and Hamburg in Rotterdam, Genoa and Valletta (together with the Malta Law Association).
In 1994, the European Commission presented the draft block exemption covering the liner consortium, while EMLO commented that a special seminar at the European Institute in Leiden to discuss the proposals and that it was highly effective in the expression of the finally adopted regulation.
In 2004, in order to coincide with the enlargement of the European Union, EMLO decided to hold smaller seminars in the new Member States and came together. Members can attend the Spring Seminar (dates may vary) and the Annual Conference (usually in the third week of October, Friday, with a dinner the night before) between March and May.
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