9th Colloquium

9th Colloquium

International Conventions and Rules in Inland Navigation
International conventions on the carriage of goods, limitation of liability in inland navigation, Registration of inland vessels and collisions in inland navigation


05-09 September 2019
Balkanska 1
11000 Belgrade





Opening and addresses

Dr. Philippe Grulois, President IVR
Dr. Veljko Kovačević, Assistant Minister of Transport of Serbia, Belgrade

Manfred Seitz, incoming Director General of the Secretariat of the Danube Commission, Budapest

Katrin Moosbrugger, deputy Secretary General of the Central Commission for the Navigation of the Rhine, Strasbourg

MODERATOR Dr. Peter CsoklichLawyer at Doralt, Seist, Csoklich Vienna

General introduction by the moderator CLNI 2012 and CMNI
State of ratifications and national implementations:

Dr. Peter Csoklich, lawyer at Doralt, Seist, Csoklich Vienna

Filip Milosevic, M.L.B., lawyer at Advokatska kancelarija Milosevic, Belgrade  

Case law regarding CMNI and CLNI: Autonomous interpretation of the conventions?
Presentation of the database of case law on CMNI/CLNI:

Theresia Hacksteiner, Secretary General IVR Comparison of case law in different countries

Vivian van der Kuil, lawyer at AKD, Rotterdam

Markus Jaegers, lawyer at NJP Grotstollen, Duisburg  

Relevance of unifcation by CMNI and CLNI for the insurance and legal practice: “Unifcation versus national deviations”

Dr. Johannes Trost, lawyer at LEBUHN & PUCHTA, Hamburg

Q&A and discussion  

13.00 -15.00

Inventory of existing conventions in IWT, relevance and need for update? Convention on the registration of inland navigation vessels

Massimiliano Grimaldi, lawyer at Grimaldi Studio Legale, Genoa 

Collision convention in inland navigation

Dr. Olaf Hartenstein, lawyer at Arnecke Sibeth Dabelstein, Hamburg 

General average: importance and national developments, ivr general average rules

Dr. Jolien Kruit, lawyer at Van Traa, Rotterdam

Dr. Zsolt Kovács, lawyer at Gárdos Mosonyi Tomori, Budapest

Q&A and discussion


Synthese and conclusions

Theresia Hacksteiner, Secretary General IVR  


Dinner and networking event

on board passenger vessel ‘Sirena’
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The colloquium is open to the representatives of international institutions, national administrations, shipping companies, ship- owners, ports, port- and inland waterway authorities, shippers, hull-, cargo- and P&I-insurers, brokers, salvers, surveyors, lawyers, judges and university teachers and other interested persons.

The attendance fee includes:
  • Attendance to the programme of the Colloquium
  • lunch, coffee, tea and other drinks served during the Colloquium
  • Dinner & boat trip and networking event
  • Attendance only at the boat trip and networking dinner.€ 100,- per person (excl. VAT).


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  • 9th IVR Colloquium, Thursday 5 September 2019

    IVR members : € 375,--
    Non IVR members : € 450,--
    Net price excl. 21% VAT ( according to EU VAT guidelines) and accommodation
    Attendance only at the boat trip & networking dinner €100,-- per person (VAT excl.)
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