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September 24, 2020 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM SGT

HFW and ACC webinar

Overview (Program Summary)

COVID-19 continues to put stress on global supply chains with no end in sight. The pandemic, coupled with increasing political tensions, has amplified existing concerns over the configuration and sustainability of global trade. Companies are adapting but is it enough? With a vaccine seemingly on the horizon the greatest challenge to the global supply chain is yet to come as the international community gears up to manufacture and distribute 7.7 billion vaccine doses to the global population. Are we ready?
In our upcoming webinar, our panel will examine, assess and address the impact the pandemic is having on supply chain networks and how businesses can prepare for the future.
This will include:
- How COVID-19 impacted global supply chains and what new risks this has created
- Logistics: present crisis and the future of cargo (land, sea, air)
- The Vaccine
- What's next? Going digital and ensuring supply chain resilience


Sammy Beedan - Associate, HFW

Sammy’s practice is focused on dispute resolution and crisis management in the aviation sector.  He has extensive experience advising airlines, airports, ground handlers, MROs and manufacturers (and their insurers/reinsurers) on liability, as well as acting for clients on leasing, general contractual, and coverage disputes. He has experience of handling major losses and aviation accidents in multiple jurisdictions in Asia and Europe.

He has been based in Singapore since March 2017, and previously worked in London, Piraeus, Beijing and Ulaanbaatar. He speaks German, Mandarin and Mongolian.

James Jordan - Senior Associate, HFW
James is a Senior Associate in HFW's market leading aviation team with over ten years' experience tackling complex legal issues in the aerospace, transport, logistics, and insurance industries.

He is a dedicated advisor to the airline, general, and business aviation sectors and provides advice across various jurisdictions relating to commercial litigation, regulatory issues, and the drafting/review of commercial contracts. He has also handled some of the region's largest aviation accidents in recent years for both operators and their insurers.

James has significant client facing in-house experience gained through corporate secondments at AIG where he held the position of Complex Claims Adjuster in the Aerospace Claims Department as well as at the insurance broker Willis where he worked as a Legal Counsel in the Willis' Legal Department.

He is currently the co-head of the Asian Business Aviation Association’s (AsBAA) Singapore Chapter and a committee member of the Singapore British Chamber of Commerce Transport, Logistics and Supply Chain Committee. In 2019 he was named one of Singapore’s 20 most influential lawyers under 40 by Singapore Business Review. James is admitted to practice in England & Wales, Hong Kong, and the Republic of Ireland.

Joanne Waters - Senior Associate, HFW

Joanne works within the Shipping Group and specialises in commercial dispute resolution.

Joanne acts for international clients including ship owners, operators, managers, insurers, traders and freight forwarders, to resolve contractual and non-contractual disputes that have arisen from all aspects of maritime operations. Joanne also advises these businesses on risk-management, by ensuring their contracts and compliance policies are robust, up to date and fit for purpose.

She also deals with general commercial litigation such as defaults under international sale contracts, debt recovery, fraud and international insolvencies.

Joanne is experienced in guiding clients through proceedings before the English and Hong Kong courts and has helped clients succeed in their claims in LMAA, HKIAC, ICC, SIAC, SCMA and SMA arbitrations.

Joanne has spent time on secondment, including for four months to the Japan P&I Club in Tokyo where she acted as in-house counsel.

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