Andrew Tettenborn joined the College in 2010 from the University of Exeter as Professor of Commercial Law. His interests lie in private, commercial and maritime law generally. He teaches widely at Swansea in those subjects, and most years also teaches aspects of contract law at the University of Geneva in Switzerland.


  1. “I'LL PERFORM IF AND WHEN YOU DO”: NON-PERFORMANCE AND THE SUSPENSION OF CONTRACTUAL DUTIES. In K.Barker, K. Fairweather and R. Grantham (Ed.), Private Law in the 21st Century. Hart Publishing.
  2. & Mapping (utmost) Good Faith in Insurance Law -- Future Conditional?. Law Quarterly Review 132, 618-638.
  3. Codifying Contracts--An Idea Whose Time has Come?. Current Legal Problems 67(1), 273-295.
  4. TRANSFER OF CHATTELS BY NON-OWNERS: STILL AN OPEN PROBLEM. The Cambridge Law Journal 77(01), 151-178.
  5. GOOD FAITH, THE DCFR AND SHIPPING LAW. European Journal of Commercial Contract Law 8

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  • LA-M01 Law of International Trade

    This module elaborates and analyses (a) the legal and commercial issues associated with international sale contracts; (b) the organization and content of such contracts; and (c) how parties can engineer satisfactory solutions through adjusting the terms of their agreement against a background of freedom of contract. The concentration will be on the rules of English law: but reference will be made where relevant to other regimes, including the Uniform Commercial Code and the 1980 Vienna Convention on the International Sale of Goods. We identify the principal categories of international sale and commodity contracts; in addition, we give extended attention to the main INCOTERMS promulgated by the International Chamber of Commerce. Our examination of the legal relationship between international sellers and buyers includes questions of general sales law; of ownership, title and risk; of the commercial and legal significance of transport documentation and insurance; and of the question of remedies. We will make time available time to discuss contemporary issues as they arise, such as the harmonisation of international trade law, and problems associated with containerisation and multi-modal transport.

  • LAMM01 Admiralty Law

    This module concerns a practical aspect of maritime law which was developed by the Admiralty Court of England and Wales and which has subsequently influenced many countries in the world. The aim of the module is to provide students with a practical and critical knowledge of those aspects of maritime law relating to the running of the ship. The module is in two parts. Part one deals with substantive areas of maritime law such as the law of collisions, harbour law, pilotage, salvage, general average, carriage of passengers and limitation of liability. Part two focuses on enforcement of maritime claims through the practice and procedure of the Admiralty Court, including arrest, jurisdiction and maritime liens. Also, contemporary public law issues that have a bearing on ship operations, such as ship registration and port state control, are also considered in this module.

  • LAMM19 Law and Practice relating to International Banking and Commercial Payments

    This module is about money in international commerce. More specifically it concerns the legal nature of payment and the duty to pay money, and the different mechanisms that may be adopted to structure and discharge the payment obligations of international buyers of goods and services. We also look at personal and bank security . The payment mechanisms examined include cash and open account, bills of exchange, documentary bills, bank transfers and documentary credits. In addition we look at methods that may be adopted to guarantee or secure payment, including personal security, promissory notes, standby credits and performance bonds. The emphasis is on international payments and the forms used worldwide, such as the URC522, the UCP600 and the URDG. We concentrate on analysis and comparison; on the identification of fundamental characteristics; and above all on practical and commercial considerations.

  • LAMM20 Oil and Gas Law: Contracts and Liabilities

    The aim of this module is to provide an account of the contractual framework governing the production, sale and distribution of oil and gas. It deals with many of the unique commercial and financial arrangements engaged. The module also addresses liability matters which are commonly associated with daily operational hazards of the joint venture, including environmental damage and personal injury.


  • Legal Aspects of Incorporation of Clause Paramount in Time Charters, Voyage Charters and Bills of Landing (current)

    Student name:
    Other supervisor: Prof Andrew Tettenborn
    Other supervisor: Prof Simon Baughen
  • Choice of Appropriate Forum in International Aviation Litigation (current)

    Student name:
    Other supervisor: Prof Andrew Tettenborn
    Other supervisor: Dr Georgios Leloudas
  • 'Online Contracting and the Supply of Digital Content to Consumers' (awarded 2018)

    Student name:
    Other supervisor: Dr Patrick Bishop
    Other supervisor: Prof Andrew Tettenborn
    Other supervisor: Prof Elizabeth Macdonald

Research Groups

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    Institute of International Shipping and Trade Law