The Chancery Lane Project’s (TCLP) ‘Shipping’ event series brings together key stakeholders and sector specialist lawyers to collaborate on drafting contract clauses that support the shipping sector’s transition to net zero emissions.

Lend us your expertise and help draft these clauses by registering your interest in joining this event series here.

Participants in the event series are invited to develop clauses under these principal themes:

  • Technical Efficiencies
  • Operational Efficiencies
  • Zero Emission Fuels

In addition, participants may want to consider the leverage points within the entire value chain that may have an impact on the principal themes: 

  • Contracts among other stakeholders, such as insurers, ship builders, ship owners, charterers, etc.
  • Types of ships, such as container ships and bulk carriers
  • Type of contracts, such as time charterparties and voyage charterparties

You can attend any session as a standalone event, or all sessions for the comprehensive experience.

For more information about the event series, a summary of climate challenges affecting the sector and a list of further reading to help you reflect on possible solutions, read our Shipping event series report.

Review our existing Shipping Clauses and submit your ideas

Review Otto’s Clause (shipping fuel efficiency), our bank of relevant supply agreement clauses in this gallery, our bank of relevant insurance clauses in this gallery, or search for all of the above on the Model Clauses page of our website – to inspire ideas for new clauses and avoid duplication of existing content.

If you have any questions about this event series, please contact us.

How to join Sessions One and Two 

Join this TCLP Zoom Room a few minutes before each session. Events start promptly to maximise time for idea generation in Session One and clause development in Session Two.

Anyone can participate in our events, at any point. You do not need to be an expert in the practice area or industry being discussed but before joining the events, we ask that you:

  • Read our event series report
  • Reflect on the climate challenges in the sector and potential solutions to them, in particular the focus areas identified in the report
  • Review our existing clauses so that your ideas propose opportunities for new drafting and don’t duplicate existing content
  • Join our Slack channel to communicate with peers interested in this event. Please note that you will need to join the general TCLP Slack channel in order for the event-specific link below to work. Find out how here

Anyone can participate in our events, at any point

You do not need to be legally qualified or an expert in the area being discussed. Some of our events may have certain attendance requirements, so please check the description for each event before signing up. Beyond that, all you need is the enthusiasm to engage with fellow participants and contribute your skills in developing the legal frameworks to fight climate change.

Session One: Generating ideas for clauses

2-3:30 pm (BST)

  • Short presentation – brief overview of climate drafting opportunities aligned with the focus areas identified in our event report;
  • Five minute timed idea generation exercise in which you anonymously submit ideas for clauses, tagging your submission with one of the focus areas;
  • As a group, review and reflect on the submitted ideas;
  • Discursively explore the ideas and select ones to take forward, forming drafting teams to do so; and
  • Agree next steps for progressing the clause ideas in TCLP’s Drafting Outline document before Session Two. The Drafting Outline is where you research and flesh out the climate issue, your proposed solution to it and its potential impact, as well as the legal and environmental context.

Session Two: Developing ideas for clauses

2-3 pm BST

  • Receive feedback on your Drafting Outline from the group and come with any questions that you may need help with; and
  • Refine the drafting brief and contextual research so that you are ready to begin drafting using your copy of our Final Drafting Submission Document.

Clause submission deadline

  • Deadline for submitting drafted clauses to TCLP using the Shipping Clause Submission Form.
  • After submission, the clauses undergo a rigorous peer review process by TCLP’s partner law firms and specialist editors, before being published as an open source knowledge resource on our website.

Practical Workshop: Shipping Climate Clauses in Action

9 - 10:30 am (BST)

  • Attend our practical workshops to collaborate with other lawyers on how to use and implement our model climate clauses in this sector.
  • More information on the event can be found on our Climate Clauses in Action event page.