Examination of marine insurance, including its history, basic doctrines, particular considerations, features and types, and the general form of the insurance policy.
Dionysios Rossi is a partner at the Vancouver office of Borden Ladner Gervais LLP, where he practises primarily in the areas of international shipping and maritime law, natural resources law, and environmental law. Mr Rossi has represented and advised clients on matters involving cargo claims, vessel and cargo arrests, collisions/allisions, derailments, spills, charterparty disputes, transport of dangerous goods, the purchase, sale, and financing of vessels, terminal services agreements, regulatory approval for LNG terminals, warehouse lease and liability issues, and product liability and manufacturer warranty issues. He has appeared before the Federal Court, the Federal Court of Appeal, and all levels of court in British Columbia. He is a frequent author and presenter on the subject of maritime law in general interest, trade, and legal publications. A graduate of the Faculty of Law, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, he clerked at the British Columbia Supreme Court before being called to the bar in British Columbia in 2007. Mr Rossi is the chair of the Maritime Law Subsection of the Canadian Bar Association (BC Branch) and director of both the Canadian Transportation Lawyers Association and the Plimsoll Club (a local association of BC marine industry professionals).
Robin Squires is a partner at the Toronto office of Borden Ladner Gervais LLP. Mr Squires attended the Faculty of Law, Queen’s University, Kingston and was called to the bar in Ontario in 2006. He practises civil and insurance litigation, including maritime and transportation law. His insurance defence experience includes several complex casualty matters involving multiple parties and inter-jurisdictional and cross-border insurance issues. In his maritime law practice, Mr Squires primarily represents shipowners and P&I clubs in actions involving domestic and international shipping, including cargo claim defence, collisions and casualty work, and arrest of vessels.