Professor Marko Pavliha studied law in Ljubljana (Slovenia), Split (Croatia) and Montreal (Canada) where he obtained his doctorate at McGill under supervision of Professor Tetley. He practiced law for over ten years in a law firm, as well as in shipping and reinsurance business. He has been Full Professor of Commercial, Transport and Insurance Law at the University of Ljubljana since 2004 and he also taught law in Belgium, Luxemburg and Australia. Prof. Pavliha has been a Visiting Fellow at the IMO IMLI (Malta) since 1998/99 where he is also an external examiner, member of the Board of Governors and member of Academic Committee. In 2003 he was elected as Secretary General of the Comité Maritime International, until he has been invited to the Slovenian Government as Minister of Transport (2004). Later he has been elected as Deputy Speaker of the Parliament of the Republic of Slovenia (2004-2007). He was chosen seven times by the Ius Software Poll as one of the Ten Most Influential Slovenian Lawyers and won the 2001 Lawyer of the Year Award granted by the Slovenian Federation of Lawyers’ Associations. He participated in drafting most of the Slovenian transport and insurance legislation after its independence. Prof. Pavliha is also President of the Maritime Law Association of Slovenia. He is author and co-author of 20 books and over 500 articles and scientific papers. Amongst his most recent projects it is worth mentioning the blog http://markopavliha.blog.siol.net, which is predominantly written in Slovene language but it is slowly becoming international. Marko lives with his wife and two children in a small village Nova vas nearby the Slovenian Adriatic coast. He is author of the Slovenian summary of carriage of goods by sea law in Prof. Tetley's new book, Marine Cargo Claims, 4 Ed., 2008. Marko is a former student of Prof. Tetley at McGill and long-time friend.