Seward & Kissel to Host Inaugural 2021 Maritime Outlook Symposium Virtually on March 30

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Seward & Kissel’s Maritime & Transportation Group will host its first-ever Maritime Outlook Symposium on Tuesday, March 30. The virtual event will feature timely and thought-provoking insights from leading maritime and shipping participants on current issues affecting the global maritime industry, including offshore wind and renewable energy, ESG considerations, and the current lending environment.

“Given the travel restrictions caused by the global pandemic, we felt this was an important time to communicate with our clients and industry partners on key topics that are affecting the global maritime and shipping industry,” said Mike Timpone, partner and head of the Maritime & Transportation Group at Seward & Kissel. “The symposium will provide a great opportunity for industry leaders to gain valuable market insight that we hope will help them navigate the remainder of 2021 and beyond.”

The symposium agenda and speakers are listed below. To register for the event, please visit: REGISTRATION.

Symposium Agenda:

Tuesday, March 30

9 a.m. EST

ESG – How is the Maritime Industry Adapting?


Moderated by Ted Horton, Partner, Seward & Kissel


Hugo De Stoop, Chief Executive Officer, Euronav


Paul Taylor, Global Head of Shipping & Offshore, Societe Generale



9:30 a.m. EST

Renewable Energy, Offshore Wind – Jones Act


Moderated by Keith Billotti, Partner, Seward & Kissel


Jeff Andreini, Vice President, New Energy Services, Crowley Marine Services


Nick Zenkin, Research & Development Manager, Lautec U.S.



10 a.m. EST

Corporate Finance – What is the Current Environment for Lending?


Moderated by Evan Uhlick, SVP & Head of Ocean Industries, DNB Bank ASA


Robert Burke, Chief Executive Officer, Ridgebury Tankers



10:30 a.m. EST

Keynote “Fireside Chat”


Martin Stopford, Non-Executive President, Clarkson Research Services Ltd.


Moderated by Mike Timpone, Partner, Seward & Kissel

About Seward & Kissel LLP

Seward & Kissel LLP, founded in 1890, is a leading U.S. law firm with offices in New York City and Washington, D.C., with particular expertise in the financial services, investment management, banking, and shipping industries. The Firm is well known for its representation of investment advisers and related investment funds, broker-dealers, major commercial banks, institutional investors, and transportation companies (particularly in the shipping area). Its practices primarily focus on corporate, M&A, securities, litigation (including white collar), restructuring/bankruptcy, real estate, regulatory, tax, employment, and ERISA for clients seeking legal expertise in these areas.


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