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Maritime Law and Policy

London Universities Maritime Law and Policy Research Group

Our mission statement

Ship in the sunset The London Universities Maritime Law and Policy Research Group (LUMLP) is a non-profit making collaborative network of London academic institutions with research interests in Maritime Law and Policy. We discuss, disseminate and develop research in Maritime Law and Policy.

LUMLP members are drawn from a wide range of academic and research institutions, professional groups, commercial organisations and individuals sharing a common interest in maritime law and policy.

LUMLP aims to:

  • Provide a network of mutual support and a forum for the exchange and promotion of ideas and information on maritime law and policy
  • Identify relevant areas of research, encourage collaboration in maritime law and policy research in London and elsewhere and, where appropriate, seek research funding for collaborative research
  • Communicate and disseminate research and knowledge on maritime law and policy to organisations, Government, professionals, students and the public
  • Provide, encourage and develop high quality training in academic maritime law and policy research
  • Foster interest in maritime law and policy amongst students of higher and further education in London and elsewhere
  • Promote high standards in maritime law and policy research.


 The Maritime Law and Policy International Postgraduate Research Conference 2014

From our annual Maritime Law and Policy International Postgraduate Research Conference

How are we organised

Ship in a harbour
LUMLP membership is open to all who have an interest in maritime law and policy research training and development. The Group is administered by the City Law School with participation from researchers and research students from institutions outside and within London.

Interested in joining our mailing list? Please contact Prof. Jason Chuah or Dr Pia Rebelo.

You are very welcome to join our LinkedIn page where you can read about our latest events, activities and discussions.

People

City Law School Team

Prof Jason Chuah (Founding Director and Chair)

Mr Jeffrey Thomson

Mr Marcus Soanes

Dr Lijun Zhao

Dr Pia Rebelo

Dr Sepideh Harasi

City Law School Researchers

Mr Ali Movaghar

Mr Raphael Esu

Queen Mary University of London

Prof Miriam Goldby

University College London

Dr Melis Ozdel

London Metropolitan University

Dr Ioanna Magklasi 

University of Westminster

Mrs. Catherine Pedamon

University of Southampton

Prof Andrea Lista 

Dr Johanna Hjalmarsson

Dr Liang Zhao 

University of Gothenburg

Prof Emeritus Lars-Goran Malmberg

Dr Abhinayan Basu 

BI Norwegian Business School

Dr Jonatan Echebarria Fernández

University of Antwerp

Dr Wouter Verheyen

University of Bologna

Prof Stefano Zunarelli 

Dr Massimiliano Musi

London Universities Maritime Law and Policy Research Group members standing for a photo

News and Events

News

See our Maritime news stories at City.

Events

The 12th Annual Maritime Law and Policy Conference

Our annual conference will be held on 27 May 2022.

Maritime and Commercial Rounds

A discussion being held at the London Universities Maritime Law and Policy Research Group conference at City, University of London We hold regular “Rounds” for the discussion of recent developments in maritime and commercial law. These are usually held online. The Rounds are intended to be informal, relaxed, and enjoyable. In the first part of each session, two or three volunteers each make a short presentation (of no more than 10 mins) to introduce and provide initial commentary on a recent development in maritime or commercial law (e g, a recent case, legislative measure, etc). The introductions should not involve any substantial preparation: they can be relatively half-baked (… or even pretty raw, really), and there is no need to prepare slides. The second part of each session is then dedicated to a general discussion amongst attendees.

At the last Rounds (1 July 2022), the topics introduced were:

  • What does The C Challenger Appeal Decision mean for the interpretation of Climate Clauses? SK Shipping Europe PLC v (3) Capital VLCC 3 Corp (5) Capital Maritime and Trading Corp (The C Challenger) [2022] EWCA Civ 231 (Pia Rebelo, City, UoL)
  • Unicredit Bank AG v Euronav NV [2022] EWHC 957 (Comm) on financed cargo misdelivery and bills of lading (Federico Franchina, University of Messina)
  • The Law Commission’s recommendations in relation to Electronic Trade Documents (Miriam Goldby, Queen Mary UoL).

A full list of topics discussed at past Rounds can be found here.

If you would like to kept informed of dates, attend or introduce/present at the Rounds, please contact Prof Jason Chuah or Mr Jeffrey Thomson.

News about the Rounds is also published via the LUMLPRG group on LinkedIn.

All proposals for presentation are good proposals.

Maritime Law event being held at City, University of London