The first admiralty and maritime law site. An exceptional site with an emphasis on the law of Canada. Recent Canadian cases in virtually all areas of maritime law are summarized and archived.
Canadian Maritime Law Association
The Canadian Maritime Law Association was founded in 1951 and is Canada’s representative to the Comite Maritime International.
The Directory’s section on Shipping Law with related materials.
China Maritime Arbitration Commission
The web site of the Commission, which is in Chinese. The Commission’s rules are posted in English at a commercial site maintained by the Singapore based Arbitration Chambers.
China’s Maritime Procedure Law, 1999
An unofficial translation by Dr. K. X. Li at the Journal of Maritime Law Commerce site.
Hong Kong Trade Development Co. – Laws Regulations
This is an excellent web directory to sites concerning the laws of China and Hong Kong, including shipping laws and regulations.
A general legal site for Chinese law, with a section on the maritime law of China.
Rolmax Law Office
A Shanghai based law firm with online articles on various aspects of Chinese maritime law.
Law of the Sea and Maritime Law
Includes information on Croatian maritime law and the law of the sea.
Cyprus Department of Merchant Shipping
Includes a Guide to Ship Registration and a section devoted to shipping legislation.
Chrysses Demetriades Co.
A law firm site, which includes a summary of the Cyprus legal system and a summary of the law of Ship Registration.
Danish Institute of Arbitration (Copenhagen Arbitration)
Founded in 1981 by, among other groups, the Danish Bar Association and the Association of Danish Judges.
The Danish Shipping Agency of the Ministry of Business, which provides english translation of certain shipping legislation and regulations. See also the Danish Coast Guard (Farvandsv senet) site.
Eur-Lex – The portal to European Union law
The web site for Eurpean Union law including the Official Journal, Treaties, Legislation in force, Legislation in preparation, Case-law, Parliamentary questions and Documents of public interest
Association Fran aise du Droit Maritime
The Association was formed in 1897 and is opened to all, lawyers and non-lawyers, who have an interest in maritime law.
Chambre Arbitrale Maritime de Paris
Chambre Arbitrale Maritime de Paris was founded in 1966 by ship-owners, shippers, insurers, ship-brokers and ship-agents. It is a private organisation, whose participating members are groups of maritime professionals.
Maritime and Ocean Law Center
This University of Nantes Center specializes in ocean and coastal law.
University of Nice
Center for Study and Research in the Law of Maritime Activities
Bundesamt f r Seesschiffahrt und Hydrographie
The Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency is the Federal authority in Germany with responsibility for maritime matters.
German Maritime Arbitration Association
The Association was organized in 1983 by members of the shipping trade and maritime lawyers from Hamburg and Bremen. They were motivated by the then strong criticism of the effectiveness and the costs of arbitration proceedings in London.
Admiralty Solicitors Group, City of London
The Admiralty Solicitors Group was formed in 1972 to promote and preserve standards in the practice of London Maritime Law.
A Guide to the U.K. Legal System
Sarah Carter at LLRX.com. This is an excellent narrative introduction to the U.K. legal system with links to the primary online sources.
British Maritime Law Association
The British Maritime Law Association was founded in 1908. The Association acts as an adviser to the U.K. Government on matters concerning maritime legislation and regulation and co-operates with the CMI in researching and drafting international conventions.
London Maritime Arbitrators Association
The London Maritime Arbitrators Association is an association of practising maritime arbitrators founded in 1960. The site includes a link to the text of the Arbitration Act of 1996.
The Shipping Case Index, a reference guide to over 1,000 selected English Court admiralty and maritime law related decisions together with links to other useful websites.
Shipping Transport Case Notes
This is a case note service provided by arbitrator David Martin-Clark� that includes shipping cases from England and Singapore.
UK Coastal Zone Law Web Site
A comprehensive site devoted to coastal zone law issues, including links, cases and notes on various aspects of the law.
University of Southampton, Institute of Maritime Law
The Institute is the largest center in the United Kingdom for the study of maritime law and for teaching, research and consultancy in the subject. A lengthy list of maritime law related links is provided.
Waltons and Morse – Insurance Resources
Includes a link to a page with firm bulletins on various marine insurance and shipping issues.
Asociaci n Venezolana de Derecho Mar timo
The Venezuelan Association of Maritime Law was founded in 1978 and is open to those interested in maritime law.
A law firm site that includes a significant number of articles and publications on shipping law in Venezuela.
International Law Office
This site presents newsletters by law firms around the world. The Shipping/Transport section includes newsletters from firms in Australia, France, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Netherlands, Norway, Singapore, Thailand, United Kingdom and United States.
A guide from the Center for Seafarers’ Rights of the Seaman’s Church Institute that outlines the rights of merchant mariners under the laws of a number of countries, including Liberia, Malta, the Bahamas, the Philippines and Norway.
See also the International Law section of the Law Guides page for links to general law sites indexed by country.
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