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Watson Farley & Williams
With the largest dedicated maritime legal practice in the world, shipping is in Watson Farley & Williams’ (WFW) DNA. Our unrivalled industry knowledge enables us to advise clients from across the maritime sector, from major shipowners, charterers and managers, to P&I and FD&D insurers, investors, banks and other  nanciers. That’s why we’re proud to be long-standing supporters of London International Shipping Week (LISW), which in a short time has grown to be one of the world’s premier maritime events. We’re especially delighted to be involved this year given the focus on the environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues which have rocketed up the shipping agenda over the past decade and are already having a notable in uence on  nancing decisions,  eet renewal and regulatory change across the industry.
As a sector specialist  rm focussed on the energy and transport sectors, helping our clients address the industry’s sustainability challenges and achieve their own ESG objectives is key to WFW - that’s why we were thrilled to provide legal oversight in the drafting input into the development of the Poseidon Principles to support the IMO’s goal to reduce shipping’s total annual greenhouse gas emissions by at least 50% by 2050. In February 2021, we also launched our ground-breaking thought leadership report The Sustainability Imperative, examining the shipping world’s views on ESG and what potential solutions to the raft of ESG challenges are being explored by industry leaders. This year, WFW lawyers will be taking part in several events across LISW 2021, and hosting our own panel discussion ‘New Horizons: Pitfalls and Possibilities of Shipping’s Technological Evolution’ which will be live-streamed from 9am on Tuesday 14th September 2021. Assets & Structured Finance partner Lucy Shtenko will be moderating, joined by fellow partners Daniel Saunders (Corporate) and Mike Phillips (Dispute Resolution) and former RightShip CEO, now serving as an industry consultant, Martin Crawford-Blunt. Please do join us if you can.
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ATPI Marine & Energy
ATPI Marine & Energy is the international leader in specialist travel solutions to the energy and shipping sectors. With deep-rooted expertise in crew rotation supported by 24/7 service and innovative technology, ATPI Marine & Energy positions cost, ef ciency and safety at the forefront of every travel strategy.
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Qatar Airways
Launched in 1997, Qatar Airways is the national carrier of the State of Qatar. The carrier has been voted Airline of the Year by Skytrax in 2011, 2012, 2015, 2017 and 2019, the only airline to win the award  ve times.
Qatar Airways has worked closely with governments and the maritime industry throughout the pandemic to operate hundreds of chartered and scheduled  ights to assist with crew change of over 230,000 seafarers and offshore workers – more than any other airline. |
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