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School of Law

SOLM154 Maritime Conflict of Laws (B21)

Module Description

International maritime disputes often raise the issue of conflict of laws. A common scenario would be where a  ship is owned by a Greek owner, the ship's flag is Panamanian, the ship is carrying cargo loaded in China for discharge in Chile, the ship is involved in a collision in Singapore waters, the ship's liability insurers are English and her cargo insurers are French. Which court will have jurisdiction to determine any contractual disputes arising? Which law will apply? Will any resulting judgment be enforceable?

Applicable Groupings

Mode of Assessment

3.15 hour examination

Credits

30 Credits