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Grove Nielsen

Co-Chair
Corina Song

Maritime and Transport Law Committee

The Maritime and Transport Law Committee has a tradition of being the platform where leading maritime law professionals meet, create connections and discuss the most current legal issues in the field of maritime and transport law.

About the Committee

The Maritime and Transport Law Committee is one of the oldest and most established committees of the IBA. Formerly known as Committee A, it has more than 650 members worldwide.

The committee has a tradition of being the platform where leading maritime law professionals meet, create connections and discuss the most current legal issues in the field of maritime and transport law.

The committee has a tradition of being the platform where leading maritime law professionals meet, create connections and discuss the most current legal issues in the field of maritime and transport law.

The committee arranges a number of sessions on developments in maritime and transport law at the annual conferences of the IBA. Frequent half-year seminars are held in the world’s maritime centres, and the committee is also active in cooperating with other organisations in the maritime law area such as Comite Maritime International, International Maritime Organization Legal Council, and maritime law societies in jurisdictions around the world.

The committee works for and supports the unification of maritime and transport law on a worldwide basis.

The committee enables members to:

  • increase knowledge of maritime and transport issues throughout the world;
  • improve client advice;
  • meet fellow practitioners face-to-face; and
  • become well-known to other competent specialists.

The Committee works with the Aviation Law Committee to form the Maritime and Aviation Law Section.

Forthcoming conferences and webinars View All Conferences

Material from Past Conferences

Mid-year conference: The new world of shipping post-Covid, 6-8 June 2022, Singapore

Please read the Keynote Address of Justice Pang Kan Chau of the Singapore Supreme Court

Maritime Book Launch - June 2022 from International Bar Association on Vimeo.

From the Editors – Maritime and Transport Law Committee – June 2022

A note from the Editors of the IBA Maritime and Transport Law Committee.

Released on Jun 14, 2022

From the Chairs – Maritime and Transport Law Committee – June 2022

A note from the Chairs of the IBA Maritime and Transport Law Committee

Released on Jun 14, 2022

Breaches of international maritime laws in Russia’s war against Ukraine

In March 2014 Russia annexed Crimea and part of the Donetsk and Luhansk region in eastern Ukraine. Fighting has continued in this part of Ukraine since then. From the first days of the invasion, Russia declared the northwestern area of the Black Sea and Sea of Azov a zone of hostilities.

Released on Jun 14, 2022

Ukrainian inland waterway reform: stakeholders brace as new opportunities arise

Praised for centuries as the breadbasket of Europe, Ukraine ended a pre-pandemic 2019 having exported an astonishing €5.9bn in agricultural products, exceeding even China as the EU’s third biggest partner for agricultural imports. As the country’s production increases so does demand for faster and more reliable carriage.

Released on Jun 14, 2022

Subcommittees and other groups

The Maritime and Transport Law Committee also coordinates the activities of the following subcommittees/working groups.

  • Land Transport Subcommittee
  • Maritime and Transport Law Committee Advisory Board