1: Legal Aspects I

Trading goods internationally, an overview of contracts for sale of goods on shipment terms

  • Features and characteristics of trading goods internationally: the basics
  • The bill of lading and its key function as a document of title
  • Documentary sales on shipment terms CIF and FOB: the main duties
  • INCOTERMS 2010
  • Basic principles of payment by letter of credit UCP600

Carriage of goods by sea: bills of lading and charterparty contracts

  • Mandatory provisions applicable to cargo claims: the Hague-Visby Rules and Hamburg Rules
  • The carrier's main obligations, rights and immunities under the Hague-Visby Rules
  • Charterparties: General features and standard charterparty forms
  • Bills of lading issued under charterparty
  • Principal clauses in time and voyage charterparties: overview and comparative analysis


  • Professor: Dr Regina Asariotis


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