Volterra Fietta Seminar: Maritime boundary delimitation in practice


This event will take place on 18 May 2022 at 9:00 am EST / 2:00 pm BST / 3:00 pm CEST.

Maritime boundary delimitation, or the process of dividing maritime areas between sovereign States, is a complex legal and technical process. It is also one of the most important diplomatic processes relevant in the global economy today. However, only a handful of coastal States have successfully delimitated all their potential maritime boundaries. This means that hundreds of billions, if not trillions, of dollars of natural resources sitting in the ocean floor, or swimming in the waters, have no straightforward owner. This has resulted in several long-standing disputes surrounding maritime boundary delimitation being brought before the ICJ, ITLOS and arbitral tribunals.

This seminar will address the practice of maritime boundary delimitation, as compared to its theory. It will discuss how States and private companies alike can better understand and negotiate, and if necessary, plead maritime boundary delimitation in the most sophisticated and detail-oriented ways. The speakers will be ITLOS Judge Stanislaw Michal Pawlak, world-renowned hydrographer Dr Robin Cleverly, and seasoned practitioner Mr Gunjan Sharma.

If you would like to join the panel of experts in this discussion, please email events@volterrafietta.com by noon on 17 May 2022 with your name and affiliation. You will receive the dial-in details before the seminar.

For more info, please see https://www.volterrafietta.com/upcoming-webinar-maritime-boundary-delimitation-in-practice/.

For any other queries regarding the content of the seminar, please also email events@volterrafietta.com.

Date and Location

Wednesday, May 18, 2022 - 9:00am to 11:00am