Interview with Paul Dean

In the second in a series of interviews involving experts in the fields of autonomous shipping and artificial intelligence, Project Leader Dr Melis Özdel and Project Editor Olivia Tolson speak to Paul Dean, Global Head of Shipping at HFW.

Lloyd’s List have recognised Paul as one of the top 100 most influential people in the maritime industry and one of the market’s top 10 lawyers in 2019 and 2020. Further, Paul contributes to HFW’s series of briefings on Autonomous Ships and recently co-wrote a chapter for the book New Technologies, Artificial Intelligence and Shipping Law in the 21st Century (2021). He also moderated the Second International Ship Autonomy and Sustainability Summit in 2020.

We very much enjoyed discussing with Paul how autonomous ships may impact the work of maritime law practitioners in the future, the cyber risk associated with their use, and when the right time to regulate autonomous shipping might be. His answers provide an excellent insight into this area. Anyone who wishes to engage with the discussion is encouraged to leave a comment below or on the YouTube video.

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