• Breakbulk & Project Cargo
  • 25-26 May 2021 | #Breakbulk21
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Elizabeth K. Lowe

Venable LLP


Elizabeth Lowe, Partner, Washington, D.C.

Liz Lowe focuses on international trade and customs, and maritime/transportation and shipping issues. Liz counsels U.S. and non-U.S. companies on a variety of cross-border regulatory and policy matters, transportation and logistics matters, and import/export compliance matters. Her work includes internal compliance reviews and investigations, due diligence activities, voluntary self-disclosures, responses to inquiries from federal agencies, compliance training, licensing, and transportation and logistics contract review. Liz recognizes the need to understand business priorities and to provide practical compliance solutions. Liz regularly represents companies before regulatory authorities, including U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), the International Trade Commission, U.S. Federal Maritime Commission (FMC), U.S. Department of Commerce Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), U.S. Department of State Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC), U.S. Department of the Treasury Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), and the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS).

Sessions With Elizabeth K. Lowe

Tuesday, 25 May

  • 02:05pm - 02:20pm (EST) / 25/may/2021 06:05 pm - 25/may/2021 06:20 pm

    General Session

    Force Majeure in a Congested, Late-COVID Shipping Market

    The impacts of COVID-19 on the breakbulk supply chain have been extensive, snarling schedules and often dramatically increasing costs. Shippers are wondering what recourse they have when their logistics service providers claim COVID-related force majeure — and what recourse they may have with their own project clients when it comes to schedule slippage, sky-high freight rates, or congested ports. Liz Lowe, an international trade partner at maritime law specialist Venable LLP, will dig into the complexities of this critical issue as the COVID-19 pandemic begins to wane.