Quick Links

Links for legal research

I. International Law

II. European Union Law and Institutions

III. National Legislation:

Australia, Canada, France, New Zealand, South Africa, United Kingdom, United States

IV. Jurisprudence:

Australia, Canada, European Union, France, New Zealand, South Africa, United Kingdom, United States

V. Government Sites

Australia, Canada, France, New Zealand, South Africa, United Kingdom, United States

VI. Maritime Law Sites and Institutes

VII. Maritime and Commercial Arbitration Institutions and Sites

VIII. National Maritime Law Associations

IX. Protection and Indemnity Clubs (P. & I. Clubs)

X. Classification Societies

XI. Maritime Organizations

XII. Maritime and Other Universities

International, Africa and the Middle East, America, Asia and Pacific, Eastern Europe, Western Europe

XIII. Law Firms

Australia, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, New Zealand, South Africa, Sweden, United Kingdom, United States

XIV. Maritime Law Journals

Databases with journal articles

XV. Shipping Magazines and Newspapers

XVI. General Law Site


I. International Law

American Society of International Law (ASIL)

Canadian Council on International Law (CCIL)

Comité Maritime International (CMI)

Conflict of Laws. Net

Hague Conference on Private International Law

International Commission of Jurists

International Law Association (ILA)

International Maritime Organization (IMO)

Lex Mercatoria : Transport, including carriage of goods

UNCITRAL (United Nations Commission on International Trade Law)

UNCTAD (United Nations Conference on Trade and Development)

UNIDROIT (International Institute for the Unification of Private Law)

United Nations Treaty Collection

World Legal Information Institute

World Legislation (by continent)


II. European Union Law and Institutions

Council of Europe

Council of the European Union

EU Official Documents

EurLex (European Union Legislation and Jurisprudence)

European Commission

European Parliament

European Union On-Line

The Legislative Observatory (European Union Legislation)


III. National Legislation


A. Canada

Consolidated Statutes and Regulations of Canada

Federal Court Rules

Parliamentary Internet (Canadian Bills)

Transport Canada — Marine Acts and Regulations


B. United Kingdom

Civil Procedure Rules 1998

Her Majesty's Stationery Office (U.K. Legislation and Regulations)

United Kingdom Parliament (U.K. Public Bills)


C. United States

Federal Register (U.S. federal regulations)

Public and Private Laws (U.S. federal statutes since 1995)

Legal Information Institute : Admiralty Law page, United States Code (U.S. federal statutes), Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (Cornell Law School)


D. France

Accueil Légifrance

Journaux Officiels


E. Australia

Commonwealth Consolidated Legislation


F. New Zealand

New Zealand Legislation


G. South Africa

South African Legislation


IV. Jurisprudence


A. Australia

Australasian Legal Information Institute (includes New Zealand decisions and decisions of various South Pacific jurisdictions)

Federal Court of Australia

High Court of Australia


B. Canada

Canadian Legal Information Institute

Federal Court of Canada

Federal Court of Appeal

Quicklaw (Password required)

Supreme Court of Canada


C. European Union



D. France

AdmiNet — France

Université de Nantes (magazine Neptunus)


E. New Zealand

New Zealand Maritime Law


F. South Africa

Supreme Court of Appeal of South Africa


G. United Kingdom

British and Irish Legal Information Institute

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Court Service Website (Judgments)

House of Lords (Judicial Work and Judgments)

LexisNexis (password required)


H. United States

Admiralty Law (LexisOne)

Admiralty and Maritime Law Guide

FindLaw : Admiralty Law page

Legal Information Institute : Admiralty Law page (Cornell Law School)

LexisNexis (password required)

Westlaw (password required)


V. Government Sites


A. Australia

Australian Maritime Shipping Authority

Australian Transport Safety Bureau

Australian Volunteer Coast Guard Association

Department of the Environment and Heritage

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Department of Transport and Regional Services

National Marine Safety Committee


B. Canada

Canadian Coast Guard

Canadian Transportation Agency

Canadian Transportation Safety Board

Department of Fisheries and Oceans

Environment Canada

Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway System

Transport Canada


C. France

Le Bureau Enquêtes-Accidents/Mer

Établissement National des Invalides de la Marine

Ministère de l'Ecologie, de l'Energie, du Développement durable et de la Mer

Sécurité et sûreté maritimes

Secréteriat général de la mer


D. New Zealand

Maritime New Zealand

Ministry of Transport

Transport Accident Investigation Commission

Royal New Zealand Coastguard Federation Inc.


E. South Africa

Department of Trade and Industry

Department of Transport

South Africa Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA)


F. United Kingdom

Department of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Department of Trade & Industry

Department for Transport

Marine Accident Investigation Branch

Maritime & Coastguard Agency


G. United States

Federal Maritime Commission

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

National Vessel Documentation Center

St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

U.S. Coast Guard

U.S. Department of Transportation

U.S. Maritime Administration


VI. Maritime Law Sites and Institutes


AdmiraltyLaw.com (Christopher Giaschi's maritime law page)

Admiralty and Maritime Law Guide

Australian Law Reform Commission: report on Civil and Admiralty Jurisdiction (1986 report on the development and state of Australian Law)

Admiralty Solicitors' Group (London, England)

Bay Pilots & Marine Consultants Inc. (Grand Bay-Westfield, New Brunswick, Canada)

Boating Safety Law and News

Bob Couttie's Maritime Accident Casebook

Bow Wave (published by The WavyLine, London, England - Sam Ignarski, editor)

CargoLaw.com (Countryman & McDaniel, Los Angeles, California)

Centre de Droit Maritime et des Transports (Université d'Aix-Marseilles III, France)

Centre de Droit Maritime et Océanique (Université de Nantes, France)

Centre National de la Mer (Boulogne-sur-Mer, France)

Centro de Instrução Almirante Braz de Aguiar (Belém, Para, Brazil)

Charles M. Davis Law Office (Bow, Washington)

Articles & White Papers: Maritime (Holland Knight, New York)
See also Newsletters & Alerts: Maritime

DMC's Case Notes on Shipping and Transport law and Insurance law (the website of David Martin Clark, Arbitrator, Mediator and Consultant - Wallington, Surrey, U.K.)

Dalhousie University Marine and Environmental Law Institute (Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada)

Dalian Maritime University (Dalian, People’s Republic of China)

Direito Marítimo e Direito do Mar (A very comprehensive listing of links relating to maritime law and law of the sea, maintained by Prof. Manuel David Masseno, Professor of Law, Instituto Beja Politécnico, Escola Superior de Tecnologia e Geståo, Beja, Portugal)

European Maritime Law Organization (EMLO) (an independent body drawing its membership from EC/EEA Member States and other countries worldwide, including the USA and Far East, which holds conferences and seminars on all aspects of EC maritime Law, ranging from competition, trade, marine resources and fisheries, to marine pollution.)

Forwarderlaw.com (Peter Jones, General Editor)

Freightworld (information and links for freight transportation and logistics)

Gennadiy Loginov's English Maritime and Commercial Law Precedent in Russian

George D'Angelo's Admiralty and Maritime Law Page

Injury at Sea (Tacoma, Washington, U.S.A.)

Institute of International Shipping and Trade Law (University of Swansea, Wales)

Institute of Marine and Environmental Law (University of Cape Town, South Africa)

Institute of Maritime Law (University of Southampton, England)

Institute of Maritime and Transportation Law (University of Stockholm, Sweden)

Instituto Iberoamericano de Derecho Marítimo (Buenos Aires, Argentina)

Instituto Marítimo Español (Madrid)

International Maritime Law Institute (University of Malta, Msida Heights, Malta)

Isabelle Corbier (Avocat, Barreau de Paris et Docteur en Droit, Paris, France)

Juris International (database of international trade law by International Trade Centre UNCTAD/WTO, LexUM of Université de Montréal and Juripole of Université de Nancy)

Korea Maritime Institute (Seoul, Republic of Korea)

Korea Maritime University (Busan, Republic of Korea)

Legal Database.com (Admiralty) (U.S. maritime law)

Lex Maritima.net (Prof. Olivier Cachard, Université Panthéon-Assas (Paris II))

London Shipping Law Centre (University College London, England)

Marine and Shipping Law Unit (University of Queensland, Australia)

Marine Institute (Oranmore, Co. Galway, Ireland)

Marine Law Institute (University of Maine School of Law, Portland, Maine, U.S.A.)

Marine Support On-Line (Capt. Joseph G. Berta, Newmarket, Ontario, Canada)

Maritime Newsletter (published by Sullivan & Associates, Jacksonville, Florida), see also their Maritime Law News

Martech Polar (Capt. David Snider, Brentwood Bay, British Columbia, Canada)

MegaLaw.com (Admiralty and Maritime Law)

MiamiMaritimeLaw.com (Miami, Florida, U.S.A.)

Multimodal Transport (Hochschule Bremen, Bremen University of Applied Sciences, Germany)

NauticalCampus (The Nautical Institute, London)

Nautical Institute (The Nautical Institute, London)

Netherlands Institute for the Law of the Sea (NILOS) (Utrecht University, The Netherlands)

New Zealand Maritime Law (Prof. Paul Myburgh, Faculty of Law, University of Auckland, New Zealand)

Ospar Commission (responsible for the Ospar Convention for the Protection of the Marine Environment of the North East Atlantic, London)

Proctor in Admiralty Blog

Scandinavian Institute of Maritime Law (University of Oslo, Norway)


Shiplaw (Philip Weiss Law Office - San Diego, California)

Shipping Law Unit (University of Cape Town, South Africa)

Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute (Athens, Georgia)

Tulane Maritime Law Center (Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.A.)

UK Coastal Zone Law Web Site (Prof. John Gibson, Institute of Marine and Environmental Law, University of Cape Town, South Africa)

World Maritime University (Malmö, Sweden)


VII. Maritime and Commercial Arbitration Institutions and Sites


A. Arbitration Institutions

American Arbitration Association (AAA, New York)

Association of Maritime Arbitrators of Canada (AMAC)

Chambre Arbitrale Maritime de Paris (CAMP)

ICC International Court of Arbitration (International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), Paris)

International Maritime Arbitration Association (IMAO, Paris)

Japan Shipping Exchange (Tokyo)

London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA)

London Maritime Arbitrators’ Association (LMAA)

Society of Maritime Arbitrators (SMA, New York)

Stichting Transport and Maritime Arbitration - Rotterdam - Amsterdam (TAMARA)

Vancouver Maritime Arbitration Association (VMAA)

List of arbitral institutions for further research


B. Arbitration Sites

Arbitration Articles

Arbitration Newsletter

Dispute Resolution Presentations (All posted on the website of Hew R. Dundas, Chartered Arbitrator and Accredited Mediator - London & Edinburgh)

Consensual Arbitration in Quebec (English) - L'arbitrage conventionnel au Québec (French) - (Prof. Frédéric Bachand, Faculty of Law, McGill University)


VIII. National Maritime Law Associations


Asociación Argentina de Derecho Marítimo (Argentina)

Maritime Law Association of Australia and New Zealand

Belgische Vereniging voor Zeerecht/Association Belge de Droit Maritime (Belgium)

Associação Brasileira de Direito Marítimo (Brazil)

Bulgarian Maritime Law Association

Canadian Bar Association - National Maritime Law Section

Canadian Maritime Law Association/Association canadienne de droit maritime

Asociación Chilena de Derecho Marítimo (Chile)

China Maritime Law Association

Asociación Colombiana de Derecho y Estudios Marítimo ("ACOLDEMAR") (Colombia)

Asociación Instituto de Derecho Marítimo de Costa Rica (Costa Rica)

Hrvatsko Drustvo Za Pomorsko Pravo (Croatia)

Dansk Soretforening (Denmark)

Asociación Dominicana de Derecho Marítimo (AADM) (Dominican Republic)

Asociación Ecuatoriana de Derecho y Estudios Marítimo ("ASEDMAR") (Ecuador)

Suomen Merioikeusyhdistys/Finlands Sjörättsförening (Finland)

Association Française du Droit Maritime (France)

Deutscher Verein für Internationales Seerecht (Germany)

Greek Maritime Law Association

Comité Guatemalteco de Derecho Marítimo y Portuario (Guatemala)

The Hong Kong Maritime Law Association

Lembage Bina Hukum Laut Indoesia (Indonesian Institute of Maritime Law and Law of the Sea)

International Bar Association (IBA) — Maritime and Transport Law Committee

Irish Maritime Law Association

Ha-Aguda Ha Israelit Le Misphat Yami (Israel)

Associazione italiana di diritto marittimo (Italy)

Japanese Maritime Law Association

Korea Maritime Law Association

Choson Maritime Law Association (D.P.R. of Korea)

Malaysian Maritime Law Association

Malta Maritime Law Association

Association mauritanienne du droit maritime (Mauritania)

Asociación Mexicana de Derecho Marítimo (Mexico)

Association marocaine de droit maritime (Morocco)

Nederlandse Vereniging voor Zee- en Vervoersrecht (Netherlands Maritime and Transport Law Association)

Comite for Maritime Law, Netherlands Antilles

Nigerian Maritime Law Association

Den Norske Sjørettsforening (Norway)

Pakistan Maritime Law Association

Asociación Panameña de Derecho Marítimo (Panama)

Asociación Peruana de Derecho Marítimo (Peru)

Maritime Law Association of the Philippines

Polskie Stowarzyszenie Prawa Morskiego (Poland)

Ministerio Da Defesa Nacional–Marinha Comissão de Direito Marítimo Internacional (Portugal)

Association of International Maritime Law of the Commonwealth of Independent States (C.I.S.) (Russian Federation)

Association sénégalaise de droit maritime (Sénégal)

Maritime Law Association of Singapore

Drustvo za Pomorsko Pravo Slovenije (Slovenia)

Maritime Law Association of South Africa

Asociación Española de Derecho Marítimo (Spain)

Svenska Sjörättsförening (Sweden)

Association suisse de droit maritime/Schweizerische Vereinigung für Seerecht (Switzerland)

Deniz Hukuku Dernegi (Turkey)

British Maritime Law Association (United Kingdom)

Maritime Law Association (United States)

Asociación Uruguaya de Derecho Marítimo (Uruguay)

Asociación Venezolana de Derecho Marítimo (Venezuela)


IX. Protection and Indemnity Clubs (P. & I. Clubs)


American Steamship Owners Mutual Protection and Indemnity Association, Inc. (The American Club)

Assuranceforeningen Skuld (Gjensidig)

Britannia Steam Ship Insurance Association Ltd.

Gard Services AS

Japan Ship Owners' Mutual Protection & Indemnity Association

London Steam-Ship Owners' Mutual Insurance Association Limited

North of England P. & I. Association

Shipowners' Mutual Protection and Indemnity Association (Luxembourg)

Standard Steamship Owners' Protection & Indemnity Association Limited

Steamship Mutual Underwriting Association Limited

Sveriges Angfartygs Assurans Forening (The Swedish Club)

United Kingdom Mutual Steam-Ship Assurance Association Limited

West of England Ship Owners Mutual Insurance Services Limited


X. Classification Societies


American Bureau of Shipping (ABS)

Bureau VeriSTAR (BV)

China Classification Society (CCS)

Det Norske Veritas (DNV)

Germanischer Lloyd (GL)

Korean Register of Shipping (KR)

Lloyd’s Register of Shipping (LR)

Nippon Kaiji Kyokai (NK)

Registro Italiano Navale (RINA)

Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RS)

N.B.: There are also two "associates", namely:

Croatian Register of Shipping (CRS); and

Indian Register of Shipping (IRS)


XI. Maritime Organizations


Association Internationale de Dispacheurs Européens

Association of Average Adjusters (U.K.)

Association of Average Adjusters of Canada

Association of Average Adjusters of the United States

Association of Ship Brokers and Agents (U.S.A.) Inc.

Baltic and International Maritime Council (BIMCO)

British International Freight Association (BIFA)

Canadian Board of Marine Underwriters (CBMU)

Canadian International Freight Forwarders Association (CIFFA)

Canadian Shipowners Association/Association des armateurs canadiens

Chamber of Shipping (formerly "General Council of British Shipping")

Company of Master Mariners of Canada

Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP)

European Free Trade Association

European Maritime Law Organization (EMLO)

European Quality Shipping Information System (EQUASIS)

Fairplay (magazine - U.K.)

Federation of European Maritime Associations of Surveyors and Consultants

Federation of National Associations of Ship Brokers and Agents (FONASBA)

Institute of International Container Lessors (New York)

International Association of Classification Societies (IACS)

International Association of Dry Cargo Shipowners

International Association of Independent Tanker Owners (Intertanko)

International Association of Freight Forwarders Associations (FIATA)

International Association of Maritime Universities

International Association of Ports and Harbours (IAPH)

International Cargo-Handling Co-ordination Association (ICHCA)

International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) (Paris)

International Chamber of Shipping (ICS)/International Shipping Federation (ISF)

International Council of Cruise Lines

International Federation of Shipmasters' Associations

international [dot] group [at] btinternet [dot] com (International Group of P. & I. Clubs)

International Institute of Marine Surveying

International Law Association

International Maritime Mobile Satellite Organization (INMARSAT)

International Maritime Pilots' Association (IMPA)

International Maritime Security (IMS)

International Navigation Association (PIANC-AIPCN)- (formerly the "Permanent International Association of Maritime Congresses/Association internationale permanente de congrçs maritimes - PIANC-AIPCN)

International Oil Pollution Compensation Fund (IOPC Fund)

International Salvage Union (ISU)

International Ship Managers' Association (ISMA)

International Ship Suppliers' Association (ISSA)

International Support Vessel Owners' Association (ISOA) (Contact info only)

International Tanker Owners Pollution Federation (ITOPF)

International Transport Workers' Federation (ITF)

International Underwriting Association of London (IUA)

International Union of Marine Insurance (IUMI)


Maritime London

Oil Companies Marine Forum (OCIMF)

Shipping Federation of Canada


XII. Maritime and Other Universities


A. International

International Association of Maritime Universities (Tokyo, Japan)

World Maritime University (Malmö, Sweden)

IMO International Maritime Academy (Trieste, Italy)


B. Africa and the Middle East

Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport (Alexandria, Egypt)

Cape Town University, Faculty of Law, Marine & Shipping Law (Cape Town, South Africa)

Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines Maritime Training and Research Institute (Tehran, Iran)

Tel Aviv University (Buchmann Faculty of Law)


C. America

California Maritime Academy (Vallejo, California, U.S.A.)

Charleston Maritime Law Institute of Charleston University School of Law (Charleston, South Carolina, U.S.A.)

Fisheries and Marine Institute of Memorial University of Newfoundland (St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada)

Institut Maritime du Québec (Rimouski, Québec, Canada)

Maine Maritime Academy (Castine, Maine, U.S.A.)

Maritime Institute of Technology & Graduate Studies (Linthicum Heights, Maryland, U.S.A.)

Marine and Environmental Law Institute (Dalhousie University Law School) (Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada)

Massachusetts Maritime Academy (Buzzard's Bay, Massachusetts, U.S.A.)

Nautical Institute (Nova Scotia Community College - Port Hawkesbury, Nova Scotia, Canada)

Ocean and Coastal Law Center, Oregon University School of Law (Eugene, Oregon, U.S.A.)

Pacific Maritime Institute (Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.)

State University of New York Maritime College (Throggs Neck, New York, U.S.A.)

Texas A & M University at Galveston (Galveston, Texas, U.S.A.)

Tulane University Law School (Tulane Maritime Law Centre (New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.A.)

U.S. Coast Guard Academy (New London, Connecticut)

U.S. Merchant Marine Academy (Kings Point, New York, U.S.A.)


D. Asia and Pacific

Australian Maritime College (Launceston, Tasmania, Australia)

Dalian Maritime University (Dalian, People's Republic of China)

G.I. Nevelskoy Maritime State University (Vladivostok, Russian Federation)

Kobe University, Faculty of Maritime Sciences (Kobe, Japan)

Korea Maritime University (Busan, Korea)

Marine and Shipping Law Unit (University of Queensland, Australia)

Mokpo National Maritime University (Mokpo, Korea)

National Kaohsiung Marine University (Kaohsiung, Republic of China)

National Taiwan Ocean University (Taiwan, Republic of China)

Shanghai Maritime University (Shanghai, Republic of China)

Tianjin University of Technology (Tianjin, People's Republic of China)

Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology (Tokyo, Japan)

University of Transport in Ho Chi Minh City (Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam)

Vietnam Maritime University (Hai Phong, Vietnam)


E. Eastern Europe

Admiral Makarov State Maritime Academy (AMSMA) (St. Petersburg, Russian Federation)

Admiral Ushakov Maritime State Academy (AUMSA) (Novorossiysk, Russian Federation)

Baltic Fishing Fleet State Academy (BFFSA) (Kaliningrad, Russian Federation)

Constanta Maritime University (Constanta, Romania)

Gdynia Maritime University (Gdynia, Poland)

Kyiv State Maritime Academy (Kiev, Ukraine)

Nicola Y. Vaptsarov Naval Academy (Varna, Bulgaria)

Odessa National Maritime Academy (Odessa, Ukraine)

Maritime University in Szczecin (Szczecin, Poland)

University of Rijeka, Faculty of Maritime Studies (Rijeka, Croatia)


F. Mediterranean

Dokuz Eylül University, School of Maritime Business and Management (DEU-SMBM)(Izmir, Turkey)

Istanbul Technical University, Maritime Faculty (ITUMF) (Istanbul, Turkey)


G. Western Europe

Centre de Droit Maritime et Océanique of Nantes University, Faculté de Droit (Nantes, France)

École Nationale de la Marine Marchande de Marseille (Marseilles, France)

Institute of International Shipping and Trade Law (University of Swansea School of Law, Wales)

International Maritime Law Institute (University of Malta, Msida Heights, Malta)

Lairdside Maritime Centre (Birkenhead, England)

Liverpool John Moores University (Maritime Studies) (Liverpool, England)

Lloyd's Maritime Academy (London, U.K.)

London Shipping Law Centre (University College) (London, U.K.)

Maritime Institute Willem Barentsz of the Northern University of Professional Education, Leeuwarden (Leeuwarden, The Netherlands)

Polytechnical University of Catalonia, Faculty of Nautical Studies (Barcelona, Spain)

Scandinavian Institute of Maritime Law (University of Oslo, Norway)

Satakunta Polytechnic Sector for Technology and Maritime Management (Rauma, Finland)

Southampton University Institute of Maritime Law (Southampton, England)

Southampton Solent University - Warsash Maritime Academy, and School of Engineering, Construction and Maritime of Southampton Solent University - MSc International Maritime Studies - Shipping and Commercial Law Program (Southampton, England)

University of Applied Sciences Oldenburg/Ostfriesland/Wilhelmshaven (Elsfleth, Germany)

University of Birmingham Law School (Edgbaston, Birmingham, U.K.)

University of Cadiz, Facultad de Ciencias Náuticas (Cadiz, Spain)

University of Cantabria - Escuela Técnica Superior de Náutica (Santander, Spain)

Wismar University of Technology, Business and Design (Department of Maritime Studies) (Wismar, Germany)


XIII. Law Firms


A. Australia

Blake Dawson Waldron (Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Perth, Brisbane)

Cocks Macnish (Perth)

Ebsworth & Ebsworth (Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane)

Norton White (Sydney, Melbourne)

Phillips Fox (Sydney, Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, Perth)


B. Canada

Aikins MacAulay & Thorvaldson (Winnipeg)

Aird & Berlis (Toronto)

Alexander Holburn Beaudin & Lang (Vancouver & Hong Kong)

Balfour Moss (Regina, Saskatoon)

Bélanger Sauvé (Montreal, Longueuil, Trois-Rivières, Joliette)

Bennett Jones (Calgary, Edmonton, Toronto)

Bernard & Partners (Vancouver)

Blake Cassels & Graydon (Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa, Calgary, Vancouver, New York, Chicago, London, Beijing)

Blaney & McMurtry (Toronto)

Borden Ladner Gervais (Montreal, Toronto, Ottawa, Kitchener, Calgary, Vancouver)

Boyne Clarke (Dartmouth, N.S.)

Brisset Bishop (Montreal)

Brownlee (Edmonton, Calgary)

Bryan & Company (Edmonton, Calgary)

Bull Housser Tupper (Vancouver)

Burnet Duckworth & Palmer (Calgary)

Cassels Brock (Toronto)

Clark Drummie (St. John, Moncton, St. Stephen, St. Andrews, N.B.)

Cox & Palmer (Halifax, Fredericton, St. John's (Nfld.))

Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg (Montreal, Toronto, New York, Paris)

Davis & Company (Vancouver, Toronto, Montréal, Calgary, Edmonton, Whitehorse, Yellowknife and Tokyo)

de Grandpré Chait (Montreal)

De Man Pilotte (Montreal)

elgv [at] qc [dot] aira [dot] com (Étude légale Guy Vaillancourt) (Quebec City)

Farris Vaughan Wills & Murphy (Vancouver,

Fasken Martineau DuMoulin (Montreal, Quebec City, Toronto, Calgary, Vancouver, New York, London, Johannesburg)

Fernandes Hearn (Toronto)

Field (Calgary, Edmonton, Yellowknife)

Fillmore Riley (Winnipeg)

Fraser Milner Casgrain (Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa, Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver, New York)

Giaschi Margolis (Vancouver)

Goodman & Carr (Toronto)

Goodmans (Toronto, Vancouver, Hong Kong)

Gilbert, McGloan, Gillis (St. John, N.B.)

Gowling Lafleur Henderson (Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, Hamilton, Waterloo Region, Calgary, Vancouver, Moscow)

Heenan Blaikie (Montreal, Quebec City, Trois-Rivières, Sherbrooke, Ottawa, Toronto, Calgary, Kelowna, Vancouver)

Kanuka Thuringer (Regina)

Lang Michener (Toronto, Ottawa, Vancouver)

Langlois Kronström Desjardins (Langlois Gaudreau O'Connor) (Quebec City, Montreal, Lévis)

Lavery De Billy (Montreal, Quebec City, Laval, Ottawa)

Lawson Lundell (Vancouver, Calgary, Yellowknife)

Macleod Dixon (Calgary, Toronto, Moscow, Almaty/Atyrau (Kazakhstan), Caracas, Rio de Janeiro)

Marler & Associates (Montreal)

Matheson & Murray (Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island))

McCarthy Tétrault (Montreal, Quebec City, Ottawa, Toronto, London (Ontario), Calgary, Vancouver, New York, London)

McDougall Gauley (Saskatoon, Regina)

McInnes Cooper (Halifax, Moncton, Fredericton, St. John (N.B.), Charlottetown, St. John's (Nfld.))

McKercher McKercher & Whitmore (Saskatoon, Regina)

McLennan Ross (Edmonton, Calgary, Yellowknife)

McMillan (Toronto, Montreal, Calgary)

jamesgould [at] metcalf [dot] ns [dot] ca (Metcalf & Co.) (Halifax)

Miller Thomson (Toronto, Vancouver, Whitehorse, Calgary, Edmonton, Waterloo-Wellington, Markham, Montreal)

Nelligan O'Brien Payne (Ottawa, Kingston, Vankleek Hill, Alexandria)

Ogilvy Renault (Montreal, Quebec City, Toronto, Ottawa, Vancouver, London)

shiplaw [at] aboland [dot] com (Oland & Co.) (Vancouver)

Osler Hoskin & Harcourt (Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa, Calgary, New York)

Owen Bird (Vancouver)

Parlee McLaws (Edmonton, Calgary)

Paterson MacDougall (Toronto)

Patterson Law (Halifax, Truro)

Perley-Robertson Hill & McDougall (Ottawa)

Pitblado (Winnipeg)

Robertson Stromberg Pedersen (Saskatoon, Regina)

Robinson Sheppard Shapiro (Montreal)

Soloway Wright (Ottawa)

Smart Biggar and Fetherstonhaugh (Ottawa, Toronto, Montreal, Edmonton, Vancouver)

Stewart McKelvey Stirling Scales (Charlottetown, Fredericton, St. John, N.B., Moncton, Halifax, St. John's, Nfld.)

Stikeman Elliott (Montreal, Toronto, Ottawa, Calgary, Vancouver, New York, London, Sydney)

Strathy & Associates (Toronto)

Taylor McCaffrey (Winnipeg)

Thackray Burgess (Calgary)

Thompson Dorfman Sweatman (Winnipeg)

Torys (Toronto, New York)

White Ottenheimer & Baker (St. John's, Nfld.)


C. Denmark

Bech-Bruun (Copenhagen)

Danmarks Rederiforening (Danish Shipowners' Association) (Copenhagen)

Gorrissen Federspiel (Copenhagen)

Kromann Reumert (Copenhagen)


D. Finland

Aminoff & Weissenberg (Helsinki)

Castrén & Snellman (Helsinki)


E. France

Clyde & Co. (Nantes, Paris)

Gide Loyrette Nouel (Paris)

Holman Fenwick Willan (Nantes, Rouen, Paris)

Isabelle Corbier (Paris)

Richards Butler (Paris)


F. Germany

Ahlers Vogel (Bremen, Hamburg, Rostock)

Jacobus Bracker Law Office (Hamburg)


G. Hong Kong

Holman Fenwick & Willan

William KW Leung & Co.



H. India

Kamal V. Verma & Associates (Kandla Port)


I. New Zealand

Anthony Harper (Christchurch)

Bell Gully (Auckland, Wellington)

Buddle Findlay (Auckland, Christchurch, Wellington)

Chapman Tripp (Auckland, Christchurch, Wellington)

Hesketh Henry (Auckland)

Phillips Fox (Auckland, Wellington)

Radich Dwyer Hardy Jones Clark (Blenheim, Marlborough)


J. South Africa

Adams & Adams (Durban)

Bowman & Gilfillan (Cape Town)

Deneys Reitz (Cape Town, Durban, Johannesburg)

Shepstone & Wylie (Bellito, Cape Town, Durban, Johannesburg, Pietermaritzburg, Richards Bay)


K. Sweden

Advokatfirman Lindahl (Stockholm)

AB Intralaw (Stockholm)

Mannheimer Swartling (Göteborg)

Setterwalls (Stockholm and Göteborg)

Vinge (Göteborg)

Wallenius Wilhelmsen Lines (Annica Setterberg, Vice-Pres. & General Counsel) (Stockholm)


L. United Kingdom







Osborne Clarke


John Weston & Co.



Henderson Boyd Jackson

Maclay Murray & Spens

Tods Murray



Henderson Boyd Jackson

Tods Murray



DLA Piper Rudnick Gray Cary

Hill Dickinson



Allen & Overy


Baker & McKenzie

Bentleys Stokes & Lowless

Berwin Leighton Paisner

Barlow Lyde & Gilbert

Clifford Chance

Clyde & Co.

CMS Cameron McKenna

Constant & Constant - Maritime & International Trade division of TLT LLP

Curtis Davis Garrard

Dale Stevens LLP

DLA Piper Rudnick Gray Cary

Davis Arnold Cooper

Davies Johnson & Co.

Denton Wilde Sapte

E.G. Arghyrakis & Co.

Elborne Mitchell


Field Fisher Waterhouse

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer


HBJ Gateley Wareing

Herbert Smith

Hill Dickinson

Holman Fenwick & Willan

Ince & Co.

Jackson Parton

Lawrence Graham

Dewey & LeBoeuf




Mayer Brown

Middleton Potts

More Fisher Brown

Nabarro Nathanson

Norton Rose

Pennington's Solicitors

Pinsent Masons

Richards Butler

Ross & Co.

SJ Berwin

Shaw & Croft

Simmons & Simmons

Slaughter & May

Stephenson Harwood

Taylor Wessing

Thomas Cooper & Stibbard

Waltons and Morse

Watson, Farley & Williams

Waterson Hicks

Winter Scott




Rowe Cohen

Newcastle upon Tyne

Dickinson Dees


Mills & Co.



Bond Pearce

Davies Johnson & Co.

Foot Antsey


M. United States


Portland, Maine

Kelly Remmel & Zimmerman

Preti Flaherty Beliveau Pachios & Haley


Portsmouth, New Hampshire

McLane Graf Raulerson & Middleton


Boston, Massachusetts

Bingham McCutchen

Cetrulo & Capone

Clinton & Muzyka

Edwards & Angell

Flanagan & Hunter

Holbrook & Murphy

K & L Gates

Kopelman & Paige

Latti & Anderson

Dewey & LeBoeuf

Looney & Grossman

Regan & Kiely

Sally & Fitch

Sherin & Lodgen


New York City

Badiak Will & Ruddy

Baker & Hostetler

Baker & McKenzie

Blank Rome (formerly Healy & Baillie)

Brauner Baron Rosenzweig & Klein

Brown Gavalas & Fromm

Bruckmann & Victory

Burke & Parsons

Hofmann & Associates

Cardillo & Corbett

Carter Ledyard & Milburn

Cichancowicz Callan Keane Vengrow & Textor

Clark Atcheson & Reisert

Costello Shea & Gaffney

Cozen O'Connor

Curtis Mallet-Prevost Colt & Mosle

D'Amato & Lynch

DeOrchis & Partners

McDermott & Radzik

Dougherty Ryan Giuffra Zambito & Hession

Eaton & Van Winkle

Flicker Garelick & Associates

Freehill Hogan & Mahar

Friedman & James

Fowler Rodriguez & Chalos

Gilmartin Poster & Shafto

Graham Miller Neandross Mullin & Roonan

Healy & Baillie (see Blank Rome)

Herzfeld & Rubin

Hill Betts & Nash

Hill Rivkins & Hayden

Holland & Knight

Hughes Hubbard & Reed

Jones Hirsch Connors & Bull

Kaplan von Ohlen & Massamillo

Kardaras & Kelleher

Kennedy Lillis Schmidt & English

Kenny Stearns & Zonghetti

Kreindler & Kreindler

L'Abbate Balkan Colavita & Contini

Lambos Firm

Lester Schwab Katz & Dwyer

Levy Phillips & Konigsberg

Maloof Browne & Eagan

McDermott Will & Emery

McGuire Woods

McLaughlin & Stern

McMahon & Connell

Mendes & Mount

Morgan Lewis & Brockius

Mound Cotton Wollan & Greengrass

Newman Fitch Altheim Myers

Nicoletti Hornig Campise & Sweeney

Nourse & Bowles

Ober Kaler Grimes & Shriver

O'Donnell Schwartz Glanstein & Lilly

Peltz & Walker

Peterson & Ross

DLA Piper

Poles Tublin Stratakis Gonzalez & Weichert

Purrington & McConnell

Reitler Brown & Rosenblatt

Rodriguez O'Donnell Ross Fuerst Gonzalez Williams & England

Rubin Fiorella & Friedman

Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis

Seward & Kissel

Snow Becker Krauss

Tabak Mellusi & Shisha

Thelen Reid & Priest

Tisdale & Lennon

Vedder Price

Waesche Sheinbaum & O'Regan

Watson Farley & Williams

White & Case

Wilker & Lenci

Wilson, Elser, Moskowitz, Edelman & Dicker

Windels Marx Davies & Ives

Winston & Strawn

Xylas & Ziccardi


Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Blank Rome

Cozen O'Connor

Duane Morris

Dugan Brinkmann Maginnis & Pace

Fox Rothschild

Freedman & Lorry

Gibbons, Del Deo, Dolan, Griffinger & Vecchione

Hollstein Keating Cattell Johnson & Goldstein

Kunz & Associates

Leonard & Sciolla

Levin Fishbein Sedran & Berman

Margolis Edelstein

Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin

Mattioni, Ltd.

Montgomery McCracken Walker & Rhoads

Palmer Biezup & Henderson

Pepper Hamilton

Rawle & Hendershon

Ryan Brown McDonnell Berger & Gibbons

Swartz Campbell


Baltimore, Maryland

Arnold Sevel & Gay

Ferguson Schetelich & Ballew

Galland Kharasch Greenberg Fellman & Swirsky

Goodell Devries Leech & Dann

Gorman & Williams

Leder Law Group

Lord & Whip

Niles Barton & Wilmer

Ober Kaler Grimes & Shriver

Quinn Gordon & Wolf

Semmes Bowen & Semmes

Simms Showers

Whiteford Taylor & Preston

Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker

Wright Constable & Skeen


Charleston, South Carolina

Barnwell Whaley Patterson & Helms

Bluestein Law Firm

Buist Moore Smythe & McGee

Clawson & Staubes

Law Office of David Popowski

Maritime Legal Resources (Robertson & Hollingsworth)

Moore & Van Allen

Paul Gibson, Attorney

Simons & Dean

Tecklenburg Law Firm

Turner Padget Graham & Laney

Young Clement Rivers


Savannah, Georgia

Bouhan Williams & Levy

Clark Clark & Steinmetz

Ellis Painter Ratterree & Adams

Hunter Maclean

Oliver Maner & Gray

John Portman & Associates

Ranitz Mahoney Mahoney & Moss

Zipperer Lorberbaum & Beauvais


Jacksonville, Florida

Akerman Senterfitt

Clark & Watson

Holland & Knight

Milam Howard Nicandri Dees & Gillam

Milton Leach Whitman D'Andrea Charek & Milton

Moseley Prichard Parrish Knight & Jones

Rumrell Costabel Warrington & Brock

Sullivan & Associates

Woodlief & Rush


Port Canaveral, Florida

Patricia K. Olney


Palm Beach, Florida

Alley Maass Rogers & Lindsay

Guy & Yudin (Stuart, Fla.)

Roman Eriksen & Cronin (West Palm Beach)


Miami, Florida

Aballí Milne Kalil & Escagedo

Robert A. Ader

Blass & Frankel

Cassidy & Black

Robert D. Brown

Brumer & Brumer

Cohen Law Offices

DeOrchis & Partners

Fowler Rodriguez & Chalos

Fowler White Burnett

Gaebe Mullen Antonelli Esco & DiMatteo

Gunster Yoakley

Hayden & Milliken

Hill Betts & Nash

Holland & Knight

Horr Novak & Skipp

Houck Anderson

Kelly Drye & Warren

Kenneth Gale Hawkes

Lane Reese Summers Ennis & Perdomo

Marlow Connell Valerius Abrams Adler Newman & Lewis

Brais & Associates

McIntosh Sawran Peltz & Cartaya

Moore & Company

Perry & Neblett

Law Office of Andrew M. Parish

Rivkind Pedraza & Margulies

Roberts & Associates

Rodriguez Aronson & Essington

Rumrell Costabel Warrington & Brock

Sandler Travis & Rosenberg

Seipp Flick & Kissane

Shutts & Bowen

The Miller Law Offices

Valle Craig Sioli & Lynnott

Waks & Barnett

Walker & O'Neill

Underwood Karcher & Karcher


Tampa, Florida

Abrahamson Uiterwyk & Barnes

Akerman Senterfitt

Carlton Fields

Folwer White Boggs Banker

GrayRobinson Attorneys at Law

Lau Lane Pieper Conley & McCreadie

Munch and Munch

Ruden McClosky Smith Schuster & Russell


Mobile, Alabama

Armbrecht Jackson

Burr & Forman

Brady Radcliff & Brown

Diamond Hasser & Frost

Fowler Rodriguez Chalos

Hand Arendall

Helmsing Leach Herlong Newman & Rouse

Jackson Myrick - The Kullman Firm, a Professional Law Corporation

Johnstone Adams

Jones Walker

Lyons Pipes & Cook

McDowell Knight Roedder & Sledge

Vickers Riis Murray & Curran


New Orleans, Louisiana

Abbott Simses & Kuchler

Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz

Best Koeppel

Chaffe McCall Phillips Toler & Sarpy

Charbonnet Law Firm

Colvin Weaver & Cerniglia

Duncan Courington & Rydberg

Fowler Rodriguez & Chalos

Frilot Partridge Kohnke & Clements

Gainsburgh Benjamin David Meunier & Warshauer

Graham Arceneaux & Allen

Hamilton Brown & Babst

Hulse & Wanek

Jeansonne Remondet

Johnson Johnson Barrios & Yacoubian

Jones Walker Waechter Poitevent Carrere & Denegre

Kevin Christensen & Associates

King Krebs & Jurgens

Kingsmill Riess

Krebs Farley & Pelleteri

Leake & Andersson

Lee Futrell & Perles

Leger & Shaw

Lemle & Kelleher

Lewis Kullman Sterbcor & Abramson

Liskow & Lewis

Lugenbuhl Wheaton Peck Rankin & Hubbard

Lynn Luker & Associates

Maginnis & Hurley

Martzell & Bickford

McAlpine & Cozad

McGlinchey Stafford

Milling Benson Woodward

Montgomery Barnett Brown Read Hammond & Mintz

Mouledoux Bland Legrand & Brackett

Murphy Rogers & Sloss

Phelps & Dunbar

Porteous Hainkel & Johnson

Preis Kraft & Roy

Preston & Cowan

Ransom Law Offices

Sher Garner Cahill Richter Klein & Hilbert

Shields Mott Lund

Steen Williamson

Stephenson Chavarri & Lambert

Stone Pigman Walther Wittmann

Sutterfield & Webb

The Young Firm


Galveston, Texas

McLeod Alexander Powel & Apffel

Mills Shirley

Royston Rayzor

The Buzbee Law Firm


Houston, Texas

Abbott Simses & Kuchler

Adams and Reese

Baker & Botts

Baker & Hostetler

Beirne Maynard & Parsons

Bell Ryniker & Letourneau

Brown Sims

Chamberlain Hrdlicka

Citti & Associates

Cohen Gorman & Putnam

Daboval & O'Brien

Eastham Watson Dale & Forney

Filteau & Sullivan

Fitzhugh Sullivan & Ammerman

Folger Wheat & Oppermann

Fowler Rodriguez & Chalos

Fulbright & Jaworski

Galloway Johnson Tompkins Burr & Smith

Gardere Wynne Sewell

Georgantas & Walters

Hays McConn Rice & Pickering

Hill Rivkins & Hayden

Jenkens & Gilchrist

Julian & Seele

Killeen & Associates

Legge Farrow Kimmitt McGrath & Brown

Liskow & Lewis

Locke Liddell & Sapp

Looper Reed & McGraw

McFatridge Baker & Deen

Meyer Orlando

Phelps Dunbar

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman

Rauhut & Associates

Roach & Newton

Royston Rayzor

Sharpe & Oliver

Spagnoletti & Company

Stanford Law Firm

Stepp & Sullivan

Strasburger & Price

Strong Pipkin Bissell & Ledyard

The Klein Law Firm

The Lanier Law Firm

Thompson & Reilley

Vinson & Elkins

Werner Ayers

Westmoreland Hall

White MacKillop & Gallant


San Diego, California

Banning LLP

Brodsky Micklow Bull & Weiss

Cozen O'Connor

Dougherty Hildre & Hacklar

Gordon & Rees

Hughes & Nunn

Kaye Rose & Partners

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman

Selman & Breitman

Thorsnes Bartolotta McGuire


Los Angeles, California

Anderson McPharlin & Conners

Cooper Phillips & Peterson

Countryman & McDaniel

Daniels Fine Israel Schonbuch & Lebovits

Forgey & Hurrell

Hawkins Prata & Daley

Herzfeld & Rubin

Kaye Rose & Partners

Lakin Chapman

McNicholas & McNicholas

Law Office of Charles S. Limandri

Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith

Lindahl Beck

Ostrove, Krantz & Ostrove

Paul D. Trump


Long Beach, California

Cammarano & Sirna

Cogswell Nakazawa & Chang

Terry J. Coniglio, Inc.

Dannis Woliver Kelley

Evans Brizendine & Silver

Herrick & Nikas

Keesal Young & Logan

Law Offices of David S. Porter

Marron & Associates

Prindle Decker & Amaro

Russell Mirkovich & Morrow

Swain Dipolito


San Francisco, California

Brodsky Micklow Bull & Weiss

Berschler Associates

Bingham McCutchen

Birnberg & Associates

Bullivant Houser Bailey

Carroll Burdick & McDonough

Cox Wootton Griffin Hansen & Poulos

Cozen O'Connor

Davis Wright Tremaine

Duane Morris

Emard Danoff Port Tamulski & Paetzold

Gibson Robb & Lindh

Hoagland Longo

Holland & Knight

Jackson Lewis

Kaye Rose & Partners

Keesal Young & Logan

Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith

McDonald & Mannion

Nixon Peabody

Law Offices of George W. Nowell

Phillips Erlewine & Given

Schwartz & Cera

Severson & Werson

Seyfarth Shaw

Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton

Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker


Portland, Oregon

Ater Wynne

Gordon & Polscer

Haglund Kelley Horngren & Jones

Kell Alterman & Runstein

Lindsay Hart Neil & Weigler

Miller Nash

Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt

Thompson & Bowie

Wood Tatum


Seattle, Washington

Aiken St. Louis & Siljeg

Ater Wynne

Bauer Moynihan & Johnson

Beard Stacey Trueb & Jacobsen

Betts Patterson & Mines

Cozen O'Connor

Davis Wright Tremaine

Forsberg Umlauf

Garvey Schubert & Barer

Gaspich & Williams

Helsell Fetterman

Hendricks & Lewis

Holmes Weddle & Barcott

Karr Tuttle Campbell

Keesal Young & Logan

Lane Powell

Legros Buchanan & Paul

Mikkelborg Broz Wells & Fryer

Mundt MacGregor

Nicoll Black & Feig

Riddell Williams

Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt

Smith & Hennessey

Stafford Frey Cooper

Stritmatter Kessler Whelan & Coluccio

Williams Kastner


Anchorage, Alaska

Atkinson Conway & Gagnon

Beard Stacey Trueb & Jacobsen

Burr Pease & Kurtz

Dorsey & Whitney

Holmes Weddle & Barcott

Hughes Pfiffner Gorski Seedorf & Odsen

Keesal Young & Logan

Lane Powell

Law Office of Mark C. Manning

Richmond & Quinn


XIV. Maritime Law Journals


Note: Many of Tetley's law articles are available online here.

American Maritime Cases (Baltimore) *

European Transport Law (Antwerp)

Il Diritto Marittimo (Genova, Italy)

The International Journal of Marine and Coastal Law (issues available online at Ingentaconnect)

International Journal of Shipping Law

The Journal of International Maritime Law

The Journal of Maritime Law and Commerce (New York)

Lloyd's Law Reports (London)

Lloyd's Maritime and Commercial Law Quarterly (London)

Loyola Maritime Law Journal (Loyola University, New Orleans)

Ocean and Coastal Law Journal (University of Maine School of Law, Portland)

Ocean Development & International Law (Philadelphia)

Revue juridique Neptunus (Maritime and Oceanic Law Center, University of Nantes) - free, online law review, with some articles in English

Transportation Law Journal (Sturm College of Law, University of Denver)

Tulane Maritime Law Journal (Tulane Law School, New Orleans)*

University of San Francisco Maritime Law Journal (University of San Francisco)

* Some articles are available for free online.

Databases with journal articles

HeinOnline (password required)

LexisNexis (password required)

Westlaw E-Carswell (password required)


XV. Shipping Magazines and Newspapers


Canadian Sailings

Cargo News

Cargo Systems

Great Lakes Seaway Review

Journal of Commerce

Lloyd's List




World Cruise Industry Review


XVI. General Law Site