The Legal and Liability Committee facilitates the sharing of knowledge relating to legal issues that have the potential to impact on risk management and the contractual situation of all stakeholders in the maritime industry. Its members consider that sharing legal information and knowledge with all those involved in the management of marine and transport risks is vital and must be further developed in all markets.

More knowledge of legal principles and liability regimes is required to facilitate and develop the risk analysis which frames international trade and transport, and which is part of the contractual relationship between all the stakeholders investing in the global economy and transport. Having more influence on legal and liability issues is the best way to bring more certainty for those who face transport and maritime threats.

Charles FernandezChair 

Canopius Insurance Gallery 9, One Lime Street London, EC3M 7HA United Kingdom

Brian MurphyVice Chair 

Berkley Offshore Underwriting Managers 757 Third Avenue, 10th floor 10017 New York USA

Chris JonesSecretary 

International Underwriting Association (IUA) London Underwriting Center 1 Minster Court, Mincing Lane London EC3R 7AA United Kingdom

Stephen BarrExecutive Committee Liaison 

Sompo International London UK

Frédéric Becard 

AXA XL Immeuble JAVA 61 rue Mstislav Rostropovitch 75832 Paris Cedex 17 France

Richard Scott DeSimoneJunior Observer 

Liberty Mutual Insurance 28 Liberty Street 5th Fl, New York NY 10005 USA

David ErnekransJunior Observer 

Länsförsäkringar AB 106 50 Stockholm Sweden

Maximilian Guth 

Weiland Rechtsanwälte Am Kaiserkai 62 20457 Hamburg Germany

Jenna Hales 

Hiscox 1 Great St Helen’s, Lime Street London EC3A 6HX United Kingdom

Rie Hirose 

Sompo Japan Insurance Inc. 26-1, Nishi-Shinjuku 1 chrome, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 160-8338 Japan

Tim Howse 

Gard UK Limited 4th floor, 7 Bishopsgate London, EC2N 3AR UK

Nazmy Hussein 

Misrins 7 Abdel Latif Boltia St. P.O.Box 950 Cairo Egypt

Sinem Ogis 

Türk P&I Insurance Mehmet Akfan Sok. No: 7/9 Kosuyolu Kadikoy/Istanbul Turkey

Nick Shaw 

International Group of P&I Clubs 3rd floor, 78/79 Leadenhall Street London EC3A 3DH United Kingdom

Bharat Virmani 

Bajaj Allianz General Insurance Company Bajaj Allianz House Airport Road, Yerwada Pune 411006 India

Keeley Wylie 

Liberty Mutual Canada 181 Bay Street, Suite 900 Toronto Ontario M5J 2T3 Canada

Bo Yu 

Markel International Singapore Pte Ltd 138 Market Street #04-02 CapitaGreen 048946 Singapore