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Dr Johanna  Hjalmarsson LLM

Associate Professor, Informa Research Fellow in Maritime and Commercial Law

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Dr Johanna Hjalmarsson is Informa Associate Professor in Maritime and Commercial Law within Southampton Law School at the University of Southampton.

I am lucky to be able to explore many aspects of maritime, commercial and insurance law in my research.


Johanna is the Informa Associate Professor in Maritime and Commercial Law.

After completing service as a tingsnotarie (Junior Judge) in her native Sweden, Johanna specialised in the support of law reform by international organisations, spending several years as a legal advisor with the UN and with the Office of the High Representative in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

She has been with the University of Southampton since 2004, initially as a researcher with the Institute of Maritime Law and since 2006 on a research position funded by Informa, the maritime and commercial law publisher. Johanna’s research covers maritime and commercial law, insurance law and dispute resolution. She is the editor of Lloyd’s Law Reporter and Shipping and Trade Law as well as The Ratification of Maritime Conventions. She takes a particular interest in jurisdictions undergoing comprehensive development and has co-edited two books on Maritime Law in China and Insurance Law in China and co-authored two editions of Singapore Arbitration Legislation with Professor Rob Merkin. She completed her doctoral thesis on fraudulent insurance claims under English law in 2016. Her publications have been cited by the courts in Singapore and Australia and by the Law Commissions of England and Wales and Scotland. She received the Vice-Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2009 and the Vice Chancellor's Award in 2011. 

Research interests

  • Marine insurance
  • insurance
  • Carriage of goods by sea
  • Enforcement of maritime claims
  • Law of the sea

Affiliate research groups

Insurance Law Research Group, Institute of Maritime Law

  • Academic Integrity Officer
  • Alumni Co-ordinator
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Editorial duties

Editor, Shipping & Trade Law
Co-editor, Lloyd's Law Reporter (weekly case updates available through i-law)
Contributing editor, [2007] Lloyd's Rep PN (on i-law)
Occasional contributor, Lloyd's Law Reports and Lloyd's Law Reports Insurance and Reinsurance



Book Chapters


Creative Media and Artefacts

  • Ntovas, A. X. M. (Other), Tsimplis, M. N. (Other), Hjalmarsson, J. (Other), & Koenig, B. (Other). (2015). Qui contrôle la mer?. Digital or Visual Products

Working Papers

Dr Johanna Hjalmarsson

Room Number : 4/4013

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