Understanding Maritime Law Fundamentals is crucial in navigating the complex legal framework that governs activities at sea. This area of law encompasses various aspects, including Safety and Navigational Rights, which are essential for ensuring safe and secure maritime operations. With the rising importance of renewable energy sources, Offshore Wind Energy has emerged as a sustainable source with significant potential. As the industry grows, Developmental Trends and Market Expansion in Wind Energy are shaping the sector's future. However, this growth also brings Legal Implications, requiring careful consideration of regulatory frameworks and environmental impacts to ensure responsible and compliant practices in the development and operation of wind energy projects.
Key topics to be discussed:
Understanding Maritime Law Fundamentals
Safety and Navigational Rights
The law of the flag/flag state issues
Coastwide Trading Restrictions
Offshore Wind Energy as a Sustainable Source
Developmental Trends and Market Expansion in Wind Energy
Legal Implications of Wind Energy
Date / Time: January 30, 2024
F. Daniel Knight | Chamberlain Hrdlicka
Daniel Knight practices in the areas of admiralty and maritime law, as well as general civil litigation and appellate issues. He has expertise in issues relating to safety in the maritime industry and has been involved with the defense of hundreds of admiralty and maritime litigation matters. His cases involve personal injury matters filed under the Jones Act, the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act, Limitations of Liability actions, as well as admiralty issues relating to vessel arrest and maritime liens. Mr. Knight also assists clients in resolving non-litigation issues pertaining to admiralty law. In his general litigation practice, Mr. Knight has successfully resolved a variety of insurance and commercial litigation matters.
Texas Super Lawyers magazine named Mr. Knight as a “Texas Super Lawyer” in the field of Transportation/Maritime Law in 2019 and 2020. Prior to turning 40, Super Lawyers recognized Mr. Knight as a Transportation/Maritime Law “Rising Star” from 2011-2018. In the past, both H-Texas Magazine and Houstonia Magazine named Mr. Knight as a “Top Lawyer in Houston” in the field of Admiralty and Maritime Law.
Lincoln Chen | Chamberlain Hrdlicka
Lincoln Chen is a sharp and experienced commercial trial attorney who will be personally responsive to your legal needs. Prior to his arrival at Chamberlain Hrdlicka, Lincoln worked at an AmLaw 200 firm, where his national practice focused on resolving commercial finance disputes. Today, he represents a broad range of clients, with an emphasis on serving the Energy sector. Lincoln handles a variety of commercial issues, including complex breach of contract, corporate controversies, mass tort / catastrophic loss, and consumer litigation.
The eldest son of a bobble-head maker from Houston, Lincoln brings to each case an acute attention to detail and ability to find creative solutions to the most sophisticated legal issues. Lincoln understands the value of his clients’ time and takes pride in being accessible, responsive, and efficient. He is adept at communicating legal issues in an understandable way and will ensure that the firm’s strategy aligns with your interests and objectives. As a pragmatist, he will candidly advise you on the cost and benefits of each legal matter, so as the client, you can make informed business decisions as we work to achieve the best legal strategy and results possible under the circumstances.
I. Understanding Maritime Law Fundamentals | 1:00pm – 1:15pm
II. Safety and Navigational Rights | 1:15pm – 1:30pm
III. The law of the flag/flag state issues | 1:30pm – 1:45pm