ETL editor Peter Laurijssen elected Executive Councillor of CMI

from left to right: Edmund Sweetman, CMI secretary general Rosalie Balkin, Bernardo Mendes-Vianna, CMI president Ann Fenech and Peter Laurijssen

At its General Assembly on Friday 24th May 2024 in Gothenburg, the Comité Maritime International (CMI), elected 3 new ExCo members. ETL editor Peter Laurijssen is proud to be one of them.

The Comité Maritime International is an international maritime law organization. Formed in 1897 in Antwerp, the CMI aims to unify maritime law internationally. It is the first and oldest operating international organization dedicated to maritime law and the second most important maritime organization after the IMO. CMI is the guardian of the York-Antwerp Rules and the mother of international maritime conventions such as the Collision Convention, Ship Arrest Convention, Limitation Convention, the Hague and Hague Visby Rules and many other instruments of international maritime law including the recent Beijing Convention on the International Effects of the Judicial Sale of Ships.

Peter is Legal Director at Compagnie Maritime Belge in Antwerp, Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers, President of the Belgian Maritime Law Association and Editor of European Transport Law.