Get involved in Young CMI
The CMI wishes to attract young maritime lawyers to the work of the CMI and its affiliated National Maritime Law Associations (NMLA) for the unification of maritime and transport law.
CMI’s Standing Committee for Young Lawyers (Young CMI) ensures that CMI events have items in the programme particularly aimed at young lawyers. We (help) organize sessions in which young lawyers can contribute as speaker or participant to debate on various topics in maritime and transport law. We also (help) organize part of the social programme, with young lawyers in mind.
As CMI is itself an association of associations, you cannot truly become a member of Young CMI. But you may consider yourself part of Young CMI if you are a young member of any NMLA affiliated with the CMI.
The kick-off of Young CMI took place at the 2008 CMI Conference at Athens, where both a breakfast seminar and a ‘night on the town’ were staged. Since then Young CMI sessions have been included in all CMI events: Rotterdam 2009, Buenos Aires 2010, Beijing 2012, Dublin 2013, Hamburg 2014, Istanbul 2015, New York 2016 and Genoa 2017. The next event will take place in London 2018.
Young CMI also wants to encourage and inspire young maritime lawyers from NMLA’s around the world to organize their own events, e.g. on a regional basis. A good example is the joint initiative of the NMLA’s of Belgium, England, France, Germany and The Netherlands to organize an annual two-day seminar for young maritime lawyers. Each of these MLA’s in turn hosts the event in its country each year. The 10th edition took place in Paris in June 2015. The United States is known to have a very active young lawyers group. We encourage others to do the same.
Become a member of the CMI LinkedIn group – Comité Maritime International (CMI) – to find out more about CMI activities and developments.
CMI’s Standing Committee: current members:
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Young Person’s Essay
Please find the CMI Essay Prize flier and Rules below:
In view of COVID -19, CMI has decided to:
1) extend the deadline for submission of essays by one month to 30 May 2020; and
2) scrap the requirement for hard copies.
The CMI Executive Council is pleased to announce the following have generously agreed to serve as judges for the 2019 yCMI Essay Prize – for which 9 entries were accepted before the end of April closing date:
Prof Filippo Lorenzon
Prof Henrik Ringbom
Prof Bülent Sözer
Moderator Prof John Hare
The 2019 winner of the Comite Maritime International Young Person’s Essay Prize (yCMI Essay Prize) is Helen Nieman. Congratulations!
Documents of Interest
Young CMI Presentations 2015 Istanbul Colloquium
Chaired by Assoc. Prof. Dr. Kübra Yetis Samli
A Maritime Miscellany
- Vannessia Kamesha Stewart, Winner of the 2014 CMI Prize for Best Overall Performance at IMLI The Fair Treatment Of Seafarers In Cases Of Abandonment A Caribbean Perspective
- Assoc. Prof. Dr. Kübra Yetis Samli, University of Istanbul Ship Mortgage Vs. Maritime Lien What Are The Changes In Favour Of The Mortgagee In Turkish Law
- Jaime Soroa, Shipowners P&I, with Edmund Sweetman, barrister, Dublin and Barcelona – Nairobi (Wreck Removal) Convention; practical implications in the near term and the perspective of the P& I Underwriters
- Z. Bahar Sayhan, LLM, attorney, Istanbul – Ship Arrests and Relevant Recent Developments in Turkish Law
Young CMI Presentations 2014 Hamburg Conference
(Degree of) Fault – “Recklessly and with Knowledge that damage would probably result”
To view the video’s of the presentations, please sea Maritime Miscellany on the
Young CMI Presentation 2013 Dublin Symposium
Young Lawyers Speakers
Young CMI Presentations 2012 Beijing Conference
Young CMI Presentations 2010 Buenos Aires Colloquium
Young CMI Presentation 2008 Athens Conference
Young CMI Essay Competition
- Limitation of liability clauses in maritime contracts – do they bind the court?