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The University of Southampton
Southampton Law School

International Trade: An overview Event

15:00 - 18:00
7 October 2015
54/4011 L/T A

Event details

Law event

The Hon Sir Bernard Eder will give a three hour introductory lecture on shipping law. Sir Bernard Eder states "It is often extremely difficult to understand shipping cases because there are so many different contracts (charterparties, bills of lading, CIF/FOB contracts, letters of credit etc.) and parties (owners, disponent owners, charterers, shippers, receivers, banks, insurers, P&I Clubs etc.)" In this talk, Sir Bernard Eder will seek to provide an overview of the different types of contracts and how they fit together in practice - and thereby to unravel the various strands that lie at the heart of international trade around the world. We look forward to all the postgraduate students to such an invaluable introductory guest lecture.

Speaker information

Hon Sir Bernard Eder,International Judge of the Singapore International Commercial Court and Arbitrator,Eder was educated at The Haberdashers' Aske's Boys' School and Downing College at the University of Cambridge (BA, 1974).[1] Eder was called to the bar at Inner Temple in 1975 and became a member of 4 Essex Court (thereafter renamed Essex Court Chambers) specialising in commercial litigation and international arbitration. He was appointed a QC in 1990, recorder from 2000-2001, and judge of the High Court of Justice (Queen's Bench Division) in 2011 where he regularly sat in the Commercial Court and also from time to time in the Queen's Bench Division, the Administrative Court and in the Court of Appeal Criminal Division until his resignation on 1 April 2015. On 7 May 2015, Eder was appointed an International Judge at the Singapore International Commercial Court. He was formerly Visiting Professor at University College, London (1999-2003) where he gave a series of lectures on shipping law as part of the LLM course. He is currently Senior Editor of Scrutton on Charterparties and Bills of Lading.

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