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2024/2025  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
  • Søren Sandfeld Jakobsen - Department of Business Humanities and Law (BHL)
Main academic disciplines
  • Business Law
  • Economics
Teaching methods
  • Face-to-face teaching
Last updated on 05-02-2024

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Learning objectives
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 Written sit-in exam on CBS' computers
Individual or group exam Individual exam
Assignment type Written assignment
Duration 3 hours
Grading scale 7-point grading scale
Examiner(s) Internal examiner and external examiner
Exam period Autumn
Aids Limited aids, see the list below:
The student is allowed to bring
  • USB key for uploading of notes, books and compendiums in a non-executable format (no applications, application fragments, IT tools etc.)
  • In Paper format: Books (including translation dictionaries), compendiums and notes
The student will have access to
  • basic IT application package
Make-up exam/re-exam Oral exam based on written product
In order to participate in the oral exam, the written product must be handed in before the oral exam; by the set deadline. The grade is based on an overall assessment of the written product and the individual oral performance.
Size of written product: Max. 5 pages
Assignment type: Written assignment
Release of assignment: The Assignment is released in Digital Exam (DE) at exam start
Duration: 20 min. per student, including examiners' discussion of grade, and informing plus explaining the grade
Examiner(s): If it is an internal examination, there will be a second internal examiner at the re-exam. If it is an external examination, there will be an external examiner.
Course content, structure and pedagogical approach

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.

Description of the teaching methods
Face to face teaching with case discussions.
Feedback during the teaching period
"To provide students with the opportunity to receive feedback on their progress, as well as to deal with a specific issue in depth, students will be able to write a short paper on a topic of their choice within the course curriculum. The student will receive assistance in relation to formulating the topic as well as any research.
Further, students will be able to practice for the exam by writing a short essay based on an exam question from previous years.
Student workload
Lectures 42 hours
Preparation 188 hours
exam and preparation 37 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 05-02-2024