Co-Chair
Johannes
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 and webinars

A case about missing cigarettes – and choice of law

On 11 January 2021, the High Court of Eastern Denmark rendered a judgment in a direct-action lawsuit initiated by a tobacco manufacturer against a Dutch freight liability insurer due to the loss of 756 cartons of cigarettes in connection with a carriage by road from the plant in Hungary to the point of delivery in Denmark.

Diversity and inclusion as the engine of progress

As social movements across the world promote global conversations around equality, the focus and the opportunity rest on the public and private sectors to reflect the values society cares about most.

Halliburton v Chubb – unconscious bias, impartiality, disclosure and confidentiality in London arbitration

In Halliburton v Chubb,1 the UK Supreme Court has handed down a keenly awaited judgment, clarifying the circumstances where an arbitrator must disclose their appointment in separate arbitrations involving overlapping subject matter and a common party.

From the Co-Chairs, April 2021

It is now about ten weeks since we assumed our positions as Committee Co-Chairs. Together with our team of senior officers, we have been busy on a number of projects, including the online webinar on 5 May 2021, which will be made available to all members without a registration fee. The webinar is entitled ‘ESG in shipping: “Greenwashing” or are challenges being met?’ We also hope to be able to share news of future projects during the course of the year.

From the Editors, April 2021

It was just a little over a year ago that the entire world shut down, virtually all at once, with little warning. Terrible tragedies have played out all around the globe, with families losing loved ones, businesses and, indeed, entire industries decimated, and world travel – both internationally and even within our own neighbourhoods – drastically curtailed. We felt this particularly with the cancelling of the 2020 IBA Annual Conference in Miami in October.

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