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Professor Baris Soyer

Professor of Commercial and Maritime Law, LLM Shipping & Trade

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+44 (0) 1792 295125

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Available For Postgraduate Supervision

About

Professor Soyer was appointed as a lecturer at Swansea in 2001 and was promoted to readership in 2006 and professorship in 2009. He was appointed as the Director of the Institute of Shipping and Trade Law at the School of Law, Swansea in October 2010. He was previously a lecturer at the University of Exeter. He is currently the Director of Shipping and Trade Law and is involved in the teaching of the following modules in our LLM programme: Admiralty Law, Marine Insurance Law and Charterparties: Law and Practice.

His principal research interest is in the field of insurance, particularly marine insurance, but his interests extend broadly throughout maritime law and contract law. Apart from writing two monographs (Warranties in Marine Insurance Law and Marine Insurance Fraud), he published extensively in elite journals such as Cambridge Law Journal, Law Quarterly Review, Edinburgh Law Review, Lloyd’s Maritime and Commercial Law Quarterly, Berkeley Journal of International Law, Journal of Business Law, Torts Law Journal and Journal of Contract Law. He is on the editorial board of the Journal of International Maritime Law, Shipping and Trade Law and Baltic Maritime Law Quarterly and editorial committee of the Lloyd’s Maritime and Commercial Law Quarterly (International Maritime and Commercial Law Yearbook).

Areas Of Expertise

  • Commercial and Maritime Law
  • Insurance Law
  • Law of Obligations
  • Charterparties

Career Highlights

Research
  • Professor Soyer is the Director of the Institute of International Shipping and Trade Law at Swansea University.
  • He is the Principal Investigator of Research Wales Innovation Fund project working on cyber risk insurance.
  • He was the principal Investigator of Waterloo Foundation Grant to examine the impact of insurance on illegal fishing (completed in 2018).
  • Baris was the recipient of Nuffield Foundation Research Grant (completed in 2009). 
  • He is on the Editorial Committee of Lloyd’s Maritime and Commercial Law Quarterly (International Maritime and Commercial Law Yearbook) and on the Editorial Board of the Journal of International Maritime Law and Shipping and Trade Law.
  • He served as the Editor of the Journal of International Maritime Law (2002-2018).    
Award Highlights
  • Marine Insurance Fraud (Informa Law, Oxford) Winner of British Insurance Law Association Book Prize 2015
  • Warranties in Marine Insurance (Routledge, Oxford) Winner of British Insurance Law Association Book Prize 2002
  • Warranties in Marine Insurance Winner of Cavendish Book Prize 2001