Since its initial discovery late in December 2019, the Covid-19 virus has been spreading rapidly, affecting people from around the world. The ripple effects of the disease are already sending shock waves through the global economy and stock markets. The shipping industry as the backbone of world trade is particularly impacted due to the closely knit web of international trade lanes which are connecting ports, people and cargoes.
In the first part of this webinar, Christopher Palsson from Lloyd’s List Consulting, will provide an analysis on the impact on the global economy and the shipping market in particular. This will be followed by an update from Alex Kemp, Partner and Matthew Wilmshurst, Senior Associate at HFW on potential implications and legal questions arising for marine insurers and the wider marine industry due to the Covid-19 virus.
The presentations will be followed by a Q&A with the audience.