pomorski park naukowo- technologiczny gdynia

Aleja Zwycięstwa 96/98

81-451 Gdynia

Finance and Law

Conference Center , Pomeranian Science and Technology Park Gdynia, al. Zwycięstwa 96/98,


Leader of the Panel

Krzysztof Kochanowski
Ph D, Attorney-at-law



Krzysztof Kochanowski is an attorney-at-law. He graduated in Faculty and Law at the University of Gdańsk in 1988. In early nineties he was working in a ships’ agent company in Gdynia as a claims handler and also as P&I Clubs correspondent in Poland. In 1993 admitted to Gdańsk Bar. For five years he was assisting Polish Ocean Lines as a legal counsel and in-house lawyer. From 1999 Mr. Kochanowski runs his own law firm – Krzysztof Kochanowski Mar-Consult Maritime Solicitors Office located in Gdynia. In 2010 he made Ph.D. at University of Gdańsk. Krzysztof Kochanowski is a Chairman of Polish Maritime Law Association, arbitrator of Gdynia International Court of Arbitration, a member of Maritime Law Drafting Committee at the Ministry of Maritime Economy and Inland Navigation and author of numerous academic publications and legal commentaries.




The panel will concentrate on financing investments in the shipping and shipyard sectors as well as related legal, financial and organisational issues. The following aspects will be dealt with during the lecture and panel discussion:

Source of financing shipyard projects, purchase or construction of new ships and efficient methods of acquiring Polish and foreign capital.

Trustworthy and functional methods of legal protection of shipyard investments in a demanding environment of the Polish legal and financial system.

Experience and expectations of Polish and foreign ship owners, shipyards, banks and other market players.

The invited experts, including representatives of European legal firms dealing with maritime law as well as representatives of banks supporting the development of the shipbuilding industry, will discuss weak points of the sector in Poland will try to find strong ones, too. They will also attempt at identifying and address concerns of Polish and foreign financial institutions that consider financing maritime projects in Poland.

Possibilities of using new technologies and departing from forced specialisation with regard to simple construction and welding works will also be dealt with during the panel.

Krzysztof Kochanowski PhD - Legal Adviser, Mar-Consult Legal Firm


Ingmar Loges - Managing Director and Head of Shipping Finance for the Western Hemisphere, DVB Bank SE

Ezio Dal Maso - Senior Associate, Stephenson Harwood

Jilles van der Niet - Business Planning & Control, SMT Shipping

Katarzyna Kowalska, Vice-President of KUKE S.A (State Treasury Insurance of Export Credits)

Christian James-Olsen, Managing Partner, Wikborg Rein