Maritime law academy - Shipping School

  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • 06 Jul 2020 (5 days)
  • Available seats 18
  • Payment: visa visa visa visa

Course price

Early bird discount BIMCO member From GBP 3960 (Normal price GBP 4400)
Expires 06-04-2020 Non-member From GBP 4860 (Normal price GBP 5400)

Course programme


BIMCO is proud to present for the first time the Maritime Law Academy. The academy covers cutting-edge issues of International Maritime Law and its relationship with international trade, shipping and marine insurance. It gives the opportunity for those who attend to acquire and develop legal knowledge with practical and focused legal mindset and insight into the fundamental principles of shipping and trade law. The BIMCO Law Academy offers the participants a learning resource in constructing legal arguments, which can be applied in professional situations and aims to solve problems and reduce disputes. A core competence is clear and precise communication. Part of the course is therefore to train the skill of building precise arguments, with roots in English law.

The learning experience is enriched through case studies forming a key element of the programme. From experience, we know that they add value by developing skills in communicating and defending participants’ viewpoints. Case studies sharpen analytical thinking and assist in developing a tolerance for different views. The various solutions, which naturally emerge from case studies, serve as a valuable reference when faced with similar issues in their daily professional lives.

The BIMCO Maritime Law Academy is residential and takes place at Trinity Hall college at the University of Cambridge, England. All participants will stay at Wing Gardens for the duration of the training. The “boot camp” atmosphere is a key aspect of the learning experience.

Participant profile

The BIMCO Maritime Law Academy centers on international law, with a focus on English Maritime Law. The programme has been designed to meet the specific needs of lawyers new to the field or those seeking to expand their experience, it has also been designed for shipping professionals and those working in banking, ship management or insurance who need to understand the complex background that legal and contractual relationships crated in shipping contracts. The BIMCO Maritime Law Academy is a good option for students, who already have a good knowledge of basic law, but would like to add to this a marketable familiarity with the principles of maritime and trade law. At all times, the emphasis will be firmly on commercial practice, rather than academic questions of law.

Learning objectives

  • Strengthen your knowledge of how maritime law is used to create a framework for agreements and contracts used in international shipping.
  • Understand how your knowledge of international maritime law can be used to solve disputes and argue points of view.
  • Become aware of the interests and concerns of other parties to a dispute, and provide practical solutions using this knowledge.
  • Be assessed on your knowledge of international maritime law and your understanding of how it fits into international trade.
  • Understand how disputes are resolved by building a case on solid legal arguments, which will stand the test of arbitration or a court hearing.

Please read more about Maritime Law Academy 2019 in the Bulletin

Maritime Law Academy - Bulletin article



Peter Grube



  • Cambridge TBD
  • Suitable venue to be annouced shortly
  • Cambridge
  • United Kingdom

The fee includes accommodation from Sunday 5th July (check in after 14) to Saturday 11th July 2020 (check out before 10) (6 nights),coffee breaks, lunches, participants’ dinners and excursions (as listed in the programme).

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Peter Grube

Peter Grube, Head of Training