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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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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

Career Highlights


Baris is the Director of the Institute of International Shipping and Trade Law at Swansea University.

His book on Marine Insurance Warranties was the joint winner of the Cavendish Book Prize 2001 and was awarded the British Insurance Law Association Charitable Trust Book Prize in 2002, for the best contribution to insurance literature.

His new book on Marine Insurance Fraud was awarded the same BILA Prize in 2015.