Research Profile

Recent publications (2014 onwards)

Book chapters

‘Enhancing Standardisation and Legal Certainty through Standard Charterparty Contracts- The NYPE 2015 Experience’ published as Chapter 5 in Charterparties: Law, Practice and Emerging Legal Issues (2018, Informa Law) (with Dr Professor B. Soyer)  

"Slow Steaming and International Trade" . In Baris Soyer and Andrew Tettenborn (Ed.), International Trade and Carriage of Goods (Informa 2016), 15-34

'Financing Newbuilding Vessels and BARECON 2001: A Fair Deal' published as Chapter 12 in Ship Building, Sales and Finance (Informa 2015) 212-240

'Marine Insurance' in Kavussanos & Visvikis (eds) “The International Handbook of Shipping Finance: Theory and Practice” (with Prof. Marc Huybrechts) (in press)

Forthcoming

The Legal Context of International Multimodal Transport: From the UN Multimodal Transport Convention 1980 to the Rotterdam Rules 2009 and beyond, (Routeledge).

Wider Research Interests

Carriage of goods by sea

Transport law

Private international law

International sales

Publication Record

Articles and Chapter Contributions

‘Enhancing Standardisation and Legal Certainty through Standard Charterparty Contracts- The NYPE 2015 Experience’ published as Chapter 5 in Charterparties: Law, Practice and Emerging Legal Issues (2018, Informa Law) (with Dr Professor B. Soyer)  

"Slow Steaming and International Trade" . In Baris Soyer and Andrew Tettenborn (Ed.), International Trade and Carriage of Goods (Informa 2016), 15-34

 'Financing Newbuilding Vessels and BARECON 2001: A Fair Deal' published as Chapter 12 in Ship Building, Sales and Finance (Informa 2015) 212-240

 'Marine Insurance' in Kavussanos & Visvikis (eds) “The International Handbook of Shipping Finance: Theory and Practice” (with Prof. Marc Huybrechts) (in press)

‘The Quest for An International Multimodal Transport Convention: Does the CMR Liability System Fit the Bill? published as Chapter 11in Carriage of Goods by Sea, Land and Air: Unimodal and Multimodal Transport in 21st Century (2013, Informa) 191-216.

'Bringing Multimodal Transport into the New Century: Is the Uniform Liability Scheme the Way Forward?', 78 Journal of Air Law and Commerce 69 (2013).

‘A New International Regime for Carriage of Goods by Sea: Contemporary, Certain, Inclusive, and Efficient, or Just Another One for the Shelves?" 30 Berkeley Journal of International Law (2012)  303-348 (with Professor B. Soyer).

'Himalaya Clauses and the Rotterdam Rules' 17 Journal of International Maritime Law 20-40 (2011).

'The Carrier’s Duties under the Rotterdam Rules: Better the Devil You Know?,' 55 Tulane Maritime Law Journal 1-44 (2010).

'The obligations of carriers to provide seaworthy ships and exercise care' published as Chapter 4 in A New Convention for the Carriage of Goods by Sea-The Rotterdam Rules (2009, Lawtext), pp. 89-110.

'The statutory Himalaya-type protection under the Rotterdam Rules-Capable of filling the gaps?' [2009] Journal of Business Law pp. 403-421. 
'The fundamental duties of the carrier under the Rotterdam Rules' 14 Journal of International Maritime Law,pp. 512-523 (2008).

'The allocation of cargo claims as between owners and charterers in NYPE charterparties' published as Chapter 13 in Legal Issues Relating to Time Charterparties, (2008, Informa), pp. 225-246.

'The effect of the FIOS clause of NYPE 1946 charterparties on owners'duty to provide a seaworthy vessel' 13 Journal of International Maritime Law, pp. 29-41 (2007).

'Conflicting Laws in "Wet" Multimodal Transport: The UNCITRAL Draft Convention on Carriage of Goods [Wholly or Partly] [by Sea]' 37Journal of Maritime Law and Commerce, pp.521-544 (2006).

'The UNCITRAL Draft Instrument on the Carriage of Goods [wholly or partly] [by sea]: Multimodal at Last or Still All at Sea?' [2005] Journal of Business Law,  pp.647-658.

'The Quasi-Deviation Doctrine' (2004) 35  Journal of Maritime Law and Commerce, pp. 45-78

'The Effect of Unseaworthiness on the Burden of Proof under the Fire Statute and COGSA Fire Defense' (2003) Il Diritto Marittimo, pp. 1072-81.