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2017/2018  BA-BISHO2003U  Economic Aspects of Maritime Law

English Title
Economic Aspects of Maritime Law

Course information

Language English
Course ECTS 7.5 ECTS
Type Mandatory
Level Bachelor
Duration One Quarter
Start time of the course Second Quarter, Autumn
Timetable Course schedule will be posted at calendar.cbs.dk
Study board
Study Board for BSc in International Shipping and Trade
Course coordinator
  • Patrik Lindskoug - LAW
Co-coordinator is Carsten Ørts Hansen
Main academic disciplines
  • Business Law
  • Economics
Last updated on 12-02-2018

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Learning objectives
To achieve the grade 12, students should meet the following learning objectives with no or only minor mistakes or errors: At the end of the course, the students must be able to:
  • Understand strategic alliances in the maritime sector and the different approaches to the maritime sector, e.g. business and legal approach.
  • Able to identify, describe and apply Company structures in the shipping industry when choosing business strategy
  • Able to handle legal compliance and risk management issues in the maritime sector
  • Understand and be able to exercise legal rights in an international environment
  • Explain and apply the concept "Quality in Shipping"
  • Define and analyse specific legal and economic problems in a maritime setting
Economic Aspects of Maritime Law:
Exam ECTS 7,5
Examination form Oral exam
Individual or group exam Individual exam
Duration 20 min. per student, including examiners' discussion of grade, and informing plus explaining the grade
Preparation time No preparation
Grading scale 7-step scale
Examiner(s) Internal examiner and external examiner
Exam period Autumn
Make-up exam/re-exam
Same examination form as the ordinary exam
Course content and structure

The course is a continuation of the course Maritime Law

The purpose of the course is to give the students an introduction to economic and commercial aspects of maritime law. The students are expected to gain knowledge of basic legal principles within each topic. During the course the students will review examples of the application of the legal principles in practice, mainly within but also outside the maritime sector.

Teaching methods
Feedback during the teaching period
Feedback will be given during class in group work
Student workload
Lectures 42 hours
Preparation 164 hours
Expected literature
  • Textbook: Yvonne Baatz and others, Maritime Law, 3rd edition, informa law from Routledge, 2014 (selected parts)

  • Compendium

  • Additional articles

Last updated on 12-02-2018