PROFESSOR YVONNE BAATZ (MA Oxon.) qualified as a solicitor in 1981. She practised with two leading firms of solicitors in the City of London, specialising in shipping litigation. Since 1991 she has been a lecturer in the Law School at the University of Southampton and was made a professor in 2007. She was Director of the Institute of Maritime Law from 2003 to 2006.
AINHOA CAMPAS VELASCO (LLB Hons Degree (Spain), LLM (Soton)). Member of the Bar Association of Madrid, she practised with two leading Maritime Law firms in Madrid. She was a part time lecturer in the Law School at the University of Southampton.
CHARLES DEBATTISTA is an active arbitrator in international commercial disputes and an associate member and arbitrator at Stone Chambers, London. He is a registered European lawyer with the Bar of England and Wales and a member of the Middle Temple. He is also a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, of GAFTA and FOSFA, and a supporting member of the London Maritime Law Association. He is also vice chairman of the Commission for Commercial Law and Practice of the International Chamber of Commerce; he co-chaired the Drafting Group for Incoterms (R) 2010 and was a member of the International Consulting Group for the UCP600.
OEZLEM GUERSES, is a Senior Lecturer in Maritime Law in the Law School at the University of Southampton. She previously worked at the University of East Anglia as a Lecturer in Commercial Law. Ozlem completed her PhD in Reinsurance Law and teaches Insurance, Marine Insurance and Reinsurance.
JOHANNA HJALMARSSON (JUR KAND Stockholm 1995, LLM Soton 2004) joined the Institute of Maritime Law in 2004, having served as a junior judge in Sweden, a legal advisor with the UN in Vienna and a deputy head of unit with the Office of the High Representative in Bosnia Herzegovina.
ANDREA LISTA (DOTT. GIUR. LLD (Italy), LLM (Soton)) Practising Advocate (Italy), is a Senior Lecturer in Commercial Law at the University of Southampton and an active legal consultant and writer in various areas of international commercial law. In the past he has notably worked as a legal adviser to a multinational enterprise leading in underwater technology, and has been a consultant to the European Parliament.
FILIPPO LORENZON (LLD (Italy), LLM Soton, FCIL, Avvocato (Italy) and solicitor in England and Wales (n.p.)) is a Senior Lecturer in Maritime and Commercial Law at the School of Law at the University of Southampton. He is fully qualified as an Avvocato in Italy and as a Solicitor in England and Wales (n.p.) and is a Member of the Italian and British Maritime Law Associations, the European Maritime Law Association (EMLO) and the International Bar Association (IBA). He works with leading maritime and commercial law firms in London, Genoa and Venice.
CAPTAIN RICHARD PILLEY, after a career at sea, joined Thos Miller & Co, managers of the UK P&I Club, in 1982, where he became a claims syndicate manager and later set up the UK Club ship inspection programme. He is now a senior research fellow at the University of Southampton and is a Younger Brother of Trinity House.
ANDREW SERDY lectures at the School of Law in public international law and the international law of the sea, in which he previously practised for 1995 to 2005 for the Australian Government. Since 2004 he has also been a visiting fellow in the Faculty of Law at the University of Wollongong (NSW).
RICHARD SHAW practised as a solicitor specialising in Maritime Law in the City of London for 15 years, before he founded in 1980 the firm of Shaw and Croft, from which he retired in 1995. He was a Senior Research Fellow in the Institute of Maritime Law at the University of Southampton and titulary member of the Comite Maritime International. He attended the meetings of the IMO Legal Committee and International Oil Pollution Fund as CMI observer delegate. Richard died in 2013.
PROFESSOR MICHAEL TSIMPLIS is the current Director of the Institute of Maritime Law. He is a senior lecturer in law and ocean sciences, jointly appointed by the School of Law and the National Oceanography Centre. He is a contributing author to the fourth IPCC report and participates in the activities of various national and international scientific bodies.show more