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Bob Deering
Partner at BDM LAW LLP


After almost four decades with a leading international firm, including roles as global head of shipping, founder and senior partner of that firm’s Middle East office and head of international commercial arbitration, Bob is one of the founders of BDM Law LLP. Bob has handled hundreds of shipping, insurance, energy, international trade and construction cases. These include many ship fire and sinking cases including the “Estonia”, high profile casualties such as the “CMA Djakarta” calcium hypochlorite case, the “Hanjin Pennsylvania” container ship explosion, the “Kashmir” collision, fire and salvage and also ship, offshore and land based construction disputes. Bob is recognised for commercial litigation, for example the massive Equitable Life litigation in the UK, and is regularly asked to manage/consult in relation to litigation around the world.

Agenda Sessions

  • Chairman's introduction

  • Chairman's review of day one

  • Chairman's summary and close of seminar

  • Group discussion

  • NEW FOR 2019: Practical Workshop - Establishing and handling a ship arrest

  • Take home target session and Chairman’s summary

  • UPDATED FOR 2019: Comparison of freezing orders and ship arrest