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Baris Soyer
Director at Institute of International Shipping and Trade Law


Professor Soyer is currently the Director of the Institute of International Shipping and Trade Law, with a principal research interest in the field of insurance, particularly marine insurance, and also has interests broadly throughout maritime and commercial law.

He is the author of Warranties in Marine Insurance (2001), which won the Cavendish Book Prize in 2001 and was awarded the British Insurance Law Association Book Prize in 2002 for the best contribution to insurance literature. The second edition of this book, published in 2006, was instrumental in steering law reform in this area, and was cited extensively by the English and Scottish Law Commissions in their reports which led to the Insurance Act 2015. Professor Soyer also published another monograph, Marine Insurance Fraud, in 2014. This book was also awarded the British Insurance Law Association Book Prize in 2015 making Professor Soyer the only author who won this prestigious Prize twice. In addition he has published extensively in the main journals in his field, including the Cambridge Law Journal, LAw Quarterly Review, Lloyd’s Maritime & Commercial Law Quarterly, the Journal of Business Law, the Journal of Contract Law, Journal of International Maritime Law, the Berkeley Journal of International Law, the Journal of Maritime Law and the Commerce and Torts Law Journal.

His teaching experience extends to the undergraduate and postgraduate levels, including postgraduate teaching of Carriage of Goods by Sea, Charterparties: Law and Practice, Transnational Commercial Law, Marine Insurance, Oil and Gas Law and Admiralty Law.

He is one of the editors of the Journal of International Maritime Law and is also on the editorial board of Shipping and Trade Law and Baltic Maritime Law Quarterly. He has academic links with many institutions overseas and is a visiting professor at Lorraine University (France); Shanghai Maritime University (PR China) and Dalian Maritime University (PR China).