Senior Lawyer, FD&D, Gard (UK)
Monica Kohli is a solicitor specialising in Maritime law. She is dual qualified in India and England & Wales and has been practising shipping and trade law for the past two decades; as a barrister in India, and as a solicitor in UK. For the last 11 years she has been a Senior Lawyer in Gard (UK) Ltd, the largest of the Protection and Indemnity Clubs, advising Ship Owners, Charterers and Traders on legal issues pertaining to shipping and trade worldwide. Monica comes from a shipping background and her family is also working within the maritime sector, in oil majors and off shore. Her clients and members are based in London, Oslo, Dubai, Istanbul, Singapore, Hong Kong and Mumbai.
Monica read maritime law at the University of Southampton, UK and studied for an MBA ( Shipping and Logistics), at Copenhagen Business School. She speaks at events in the city and abroad on legal tech, gender, diversity and shipping law. She is the President of “Women in Shipping and Trade Association” ( WISTA UK) and the Chair of Indian Maritime Association, UK (IMA, UK).