Global Taxes

Co-Chair
Henrik Hagberg

Co-Chair
Ulla
Von Weissenberg

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.

Material from and Photos 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 – October 2022

A note from the Editors of the IBA Maritime and Transport Law Committee, Tom Belknap and Bruce Paulsen.

Released on Oct 18, 2022

From the Co-Chairs – Maritime and Transport Law Committee – October 2022

A note from the Chairs of the IBA Maritime and Transport Law Committee, Corina Song and Johannes Grove Nielsen.

Released on Oct 18, 2022

Meet the Officer: Henrik Hagberg

An interview with Henrik Hagberg, Senior Vice-Chair, Maritime and Transport Law Committee

Released on Oct 18, 2022

Legal recognition of electronic trade documents: UK joins global initiative to digitalise trade

On 16 March 2022, following a consultation with key stakeholders in the shipping, trade, finance and legal industries, the UK Law Commission published its detailed report on the proposed reform of English law to allow for the legal recognition of electronic trade documents (ETDs).

Released on Oct 18, 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