Dr Youri van Logchem
Senior Lecturer
LLM Shipping & Trade
Telephone: (01792) 602726
Room: Office 109 - 109
First Floor
Digital Technium
Singleton Campus

Youri van Logchem was appointed to a Lectureship in Law at Swansea University in 2015. He obtained his LLB (with honourable mention) at Utrecht University, the Netherlands, and graduated cum laude from his two-year Honorary Master’s in Legal Research at the same University in 2009. He received a Diploma from the Rhodes Academy for Oceans Law and Policy in 2012.
After completion of his LLM degree, he worked as a junior researcher/lecturer at the department of Legal Theory at Utrecht University. Thereafter, he started his PhD at the Netherlands Institute for the Law of the Sea (NILOS) of Utrecht University, supervised by Professor A.H.A. Soons and Professor A.G. Oude Elferink. He is currently still affiliated to NILOS as a PhD fellow. His PhD thesis focuses on the rules of international law governing the conduct of activities in areas of overlapping maritime claims that are not regulated by provisional arrangements.
In 2011, Youri received a Law of the Sea Institute (LOSI) Research Competition Award for Early Career Researchers and presented a paper on the “The Scope for Unilateralism in Disputed Maritime Areas” (published in C. Schofield, S. Lee and M.-S. Kwon (eds.), The Limits of Maritime Jurisdiction (Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, 2013)) at the Sixth Annual LOSI International Conference, in Wollongong, Australia. He was awarded the Rhodes Academy Submarine Cables Award sponsored by the International Cable Protection Committee for a paper entitled: ‘Submarine Telecommunication Cables in Disputed Maritime Areas’ (published in Ocean Development and International Law in 2014) in 2013.
Youri’s main areas of expertise are international law of the sea and general international law. He teaches International and Transnational Aspects of Oil and Gas Law, and Law of the Sea on the LLM level.


  1. The Rights and Obligations of States in Disputed Maritime Areas: What Lessons can be Learned from the Maritime Boundary Dispute between Ghana and Cȏte d’Ivoire?. Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law 52(1), 121
  2. & Rights and Obligations in Areas of Overlapping Maritime Claims. In S. Jayakumar, Tommy Koh and Robert Beckman (Ed.), The South China Sea Disputes and Law of the Sea. (pp. 192-228). Cheltenham: Edward Elgar.
  3. The Scope for Unilateralism in Disputed Maritime Areas. In Clive Schofield; Seokwoo Lee; and Moon-Sang Kwon (Ed.), The Limits of Maritime Jurisdiction. (pp. 175Leiden: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers.
  4. Submarine Telecommunication Cables in Disputed Maritime Areas. Ocean Development & International Law 45(1), 107-122.
  5. Exploration and Exploitation of Oil and Gas Resources in Maritime Areas of Overlap under International Law: the Falklands (Malvinas). In Hague Yearbook of International Law / Annuaire de La Haye de Droit International. (pp. 29-66). Leiden: Koninklijke Brill.

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