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2020/2021  MA-MMBSO3002U  The Maritime Legal Framework

English Title
The Maritime Legal Framework

Course information

Language English
Course ECTS 2.5 ECTS
Type Mandatory
Level Part Time Master
Duration One Semester
Start time of the course Spring
Timetable Course schedule will be posted at calendar.cbs.dk
Study board
Study Board for Master of Business Administration in Shipping and Logistics
Course coordinator
  • Bent Petersen - Department of International Economics, Goverment and Business (EGB)
Main academic disciplines
  • Business Law
Teaching methods
  • Face-to-face teaching
Last updated on 02-07-2020

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Learning objectives
  • Explain the basic legal implications of operating vessels
  • Identify the legal risks involved in trading goods to be carried by sea
  • Analyse a number of legal issues and tackle them in an orderly and well reasoned manner
  • Communicate with lawyers on technical aspects of maritime liabilities and casualty scenarios.
The Maritime Legal Framework:
Exam ECTS 2,5
Examination form Home assignment - written product
Individual or group exam Individual exam
Size of written product Max. 10 pages
Assignment type Written assignment
Duration Written product to be submitted on specified date and time.
Grading scale 7-point grading scale
Examiner(s) One internal examiner
Exam period Spring
Make-up exam/re-exam
Same examination form as the ordinary exam
Course content, structure and pedagogical approach

The course gives a brief introduction to maritime law, with particular emphasis on issues relevant for a shipping manager such as charter parties, liabilities, tax issues, joint ventures, etc. It aims to give participants sufficient insight into legal issues to be able to carry out fruitful discussions with maritime lawyers. The course also discusses the regulatory regime in shipping and international political lobbying mechanisms, including discussions on EU competition laws. 


Description of the teaching methods
The course will combine lectures, discussions, group work and case presentations. Reading material will be provided to the participants in beforehand for preparation for the course.
Feedback during the teaching period
The feedback
Feedback is given to the student together with the grade when written and oral exams have been evaluated.

The evaluation
At the evaluation unit at CBS’s Economic & Analysis department we ask you to evaluate the overall course. In other words if there has been exercise classes and lectures the evaluation should include both. We evaluate every course and faculty to secure and strengthen the professional level of the offered course.
Student workload
Sessions 18,75 hours
Preparation and Exam 50 hours
Last updated on 02-07-2020