Prof Jason Chuah was invited to speak on the Rotterdam Rules by Monash University Malaysia Campus on 2 September 2010.
About MONASH University
MONASH University Sunway campus was established in 1998
on the invitation of the Malaysian Government. Nestled in the
heart of Bandar Sunway, MONASH is committed to providing
students with a world class global education.
Being one of the eight MONASH campuses worldwide, the
Sunway campus is well positioned as a regional centre of educational
Research and scholarly activities are central to the mission of
MONASH University. It aims to enhance the research culture
through increased participation and engagement in high quality
research with other universities, research institutions, industry
partners in Malaysia and the region.
The seminar will be held at Auditorium 1, located at Level 1,
Building 5 at MONASH University Sunway Campus.
Jalan Lagoon Selatan, 46150 Bandar Sunway, Selangor.
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The Rotterdam Rules — Implications for the Business of Shipping
02 September 2010
Professor Jason Chuah is Head of the Department of
Advanced Legal Studies at the University of Westminster. He
is Chair of the London Universities Maritime Law and Policy
The Rotterdam Rules were adopted by the UN General
Assembly in December 2008 to establish a new global
regime governing the rights and obligations of participants in
the international carriage of goods partly or totally by sea.
This is an important development in international maritime
law because the ratification of the treaty will mean significant
change for all countries involved in international trade (and
there are many!).
This seminar will comment on some of the changes to current
regimes for the international carriage of goods by sea if the
Rotterdam Rules were to be adopted. In particular, we will
highlight some of the problems for the maritime sector,
especially in a trade generating and reliant country like
Malaysia. The seminar also considers the need for
complementary commercial law reform to support any
change the Rotterdam Rules would introduce.
Who Should Attend
This seminar will provide a platform for the meeting of minds
between Practitioners, Academics, and students keen in
matters involving Maritime law.
**Please note that this is a provisional program and is subject to changes.
2:00pm Welcome Address
2:05pm The Presentation by Prof. Jason Chuah, Head of Advanced Legal Studies Dept., University of Westminster; and Chair of the London Universities Maritime Law and Policy Research Group
2:40pm Q & A Session
2:55pm Closing Remarks by Ms. Haemala Thanasegaran Coordinator, Business Law & Taxation, MONASH University Sunway campus
3:00pm Light Refreshment
Selangor Darul Ehsan