Cefor webinar: General Average (GA) - really easy in practice!

A recording from the 'General Average (GA) - really easy in practice' webinar that took place on March 21, 2024 is now available for viewing.

Webinar recording and presentation slides

Webinar description: 

Part I - General average concept, the life of a general average case and insurance mechanisms (speakers: Marlena Truszczynska (NHC) and Herman Steen (Wikborg Rein))

The scope of the webinar includes the following topics:

  1. Concept of general average and introduction to the York-Antwerp Rules
  2. Lifetime of general average case
    • Before the voyage begins – CP and bills of lading
    • General average acts
    • Strategy considerations: to declare or not declare
    • Appointment of adjuster and collection of bonds and guarantees
    • Claims allowable in general average
    • Contributions in general average
    • Adjustment
    • Defenses & recent case studies
  1. Insurance mechanisms
    • Main coverage under the Nordic Marine Insurance Plan (NMIP) and ITCH’83
    • General average absorption clause in practice
    • General average disbursements insurance

The webinar uses different practical examples, consider legal issues and the most recent relevant judgements.

The speakers:

Marlena Truszczynska started her career at the Norwegian Hull Club as an Adjuster in 2014, and currently holds the position of Vice President in the Claims Department and is a member of the Board of Directors at the Norwegian Hull Club. Apart from her daily activity at the Club, Marlena is a lecturer at Cefor Academy and also represents Cefor at IUMI Education Forum. 

Herman Steen, partner at Wikborg Rein. Herman is head of the firm's Shipping and Offshore Dispute Practice at the Oslo office and global head of the Maritime and Offshore Emergency Response Team. Herman has extensive experience with maritime and offshore casualties in Norway and around the world, as well as with marine insurance and maritime law disputes.

The webinar will count towards the requirements under the Insurance Distribution Directive (IDD) and will comprise of 1.5 teaching hours of continuing professional development (CPD) training in the field of marine and insurance law.