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Liability and Insurance Regimes in Offshore Contracts

  • Tid: 01. juni 2017 15:00 - 17:00
  • Sted: Arntzen de Besche's offices in Bygdøy allé 2, 0257 Oslo, Norway
  • Påmeldingsfristen er utgått
  • Registration is free of charge

Arntzen de Besche and Parisco have the pleasure of inviting you to our Offshore Insurance seminar on Thursday 1 June 2017.

The seminar is part of a series of seminars focusing on offshore insurance. The seminar will focus on the potential shift in the risk balance in offshore contracts following the downturn, and particularly if there have been any changes to the liability and insurance regimes. The following topics will be presented:

The presentations will be followed by a panel discussion.


Ms. Nathalie Louys will speak in her capacity as Chairperson of the Contracts & Insurance Committee, International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA). Ms. Louys is the General Counsel of Subsea 7. She started her legal career in 1986, and has held several senior corporate and operations legal roles prior to her current appointment, and joined the Oil & Gas industry in 1996.

Professor dr. juris Knut Kaasen, Scandinavian Institute of Maritime Law, University of Oslo, has for decades been the leading Norwegian scholar on offshore fabrication and EPC contracts. Kaasen is the author of numerous articles, books and other publications within this field of law, and he has extensive experience as arbitrator and mediator. He was also the moderator in the negotiations between the Norwegian offshore construction industry and the oil companies to establish agreed standard contracts for offshore and onshore development projects.

Mr. Tore Furnes is Vice President, Area Manager at Offshore Gard AS. Tore joined Gard in 1992 as a lawyer specialized in maritime law. Having spent the first years in the dry cargo department and legal department he moved to underwriting in 1999, specializing in offshore. Tore headed up Gard’s office in Brazil from 2012 to 2014. After return to Arendal, he has been responsible for Offshore Underwriting.

This seminar is recommended for anyone who has an interest in or wants to obtain knowledge of offshore insurance, including personnel working in e.g. insurance companies, E&P companies, the offshore contracting industry, brokers, agents and consultants as well as financial institutions.