The Spanish Maritime Law Association celebrated its Annual Congress in Madrid on June 14 and 15. The President of BIMCO, Mr. Anastasios V. Papagiannopoulos opened the Congress by giving an interesting lecture on the current work and functions of BIMCO.

It was followed by three lectures that were dedicated to the praise of Professors Olivencia, Berlingieri and Menéndez, jurists of great importance and who have left important legacies in Maritime Law. Moreover, technical issues such as the new developments in maritime contracting, unmanned vessels, the draft Convention on judicial sale of ships and the new regulation of the ship´s agent were addressed in the Congress. The students of the Law School of the Universidad Carlos III also made a presentation of a case that will take them to an international competition this year.

To conclude, the Congress was closed by our partner, Eduardo Albors in his capacity as President of the Spanish Maritime Law Association.