Drafting Committee

Professor Robert Merkin QC

Professor Merkin is Lloyd's Professor of Commercial Law at the University of Exeter, and Special Counsel to DLA Piper. Professor Merkin is Vice-President of the International Association of Insurance Law (AIDA) and Secretary of the AIDA Reinsurance Working Party. He co-edits Lloyd's Law Reports and sits on the arbitral panels of the Singapore International Arbitration Centre and the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre.

Dr Steven Hazelwood

Dr Steven Hazelwood was a partner in a leading City shipping and insurance law firm, serving in their London, Hong Kong and Singapore offices where he was Senior Resident Partner. Specializing in complex insurance and marine casualties he has handled cases in the highest courts such as the Court of Appeal and House of Lords and international arbitrations in London and New York.
He has taught law at various universities, in England and around the world, and has been an examiner to the Bar Council of England & Wales and to the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers.

Vipin Varghese

Vipin P Varghese is a litigating lawyer specialized is Maritime Law. He joined V.J.Mathew & Co, International Law Firm as an Associate lawyer and was later elevated as a Partner in the year 2011. He also was the visiting faculty at Cargomar Educational Society and took classes in ‘Maritime Law & Marine Insurance’.