Alla Pozdnakova

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Phone +47 228 59643
Mobile phone +47 417 75 813
Room DM119
Available hours by appointment (please call or send an email)
Visiting address Scandinavian Institute of Maritime Law Domus Media
Postal address Scandinanvian Institute of Maritime Law Postboks 6706 St. Olavs plass 0130 OSLO

Academic Interests

International Law

Law of the Sea

Space law



Research in progress

My research in 2021 is mostly focused on the completion of the book project Environmental Rule of Law for Oceans: Designing Legal Solutions, together with Dr.Froukje Maria Platjouw (UiO/NIVA). The book is planned for publishing by Cambridge University Press in 2022. The book consists of several chapters written by international legal scholars, most of whom contributed to the Conference on the Rule of Law for Oceans held at the Law Faculty of the University of Oslo in 2019. My own chapter addresses Marine Pollution by Spaceflight Activities, an issue largely overlooked by space law and law of the sea alike. 

My other research in 2021 involves the work on the New Norwegian Law on the outer space activities; and the legal regime governing the Arctic Ocean. 


Administrative Law JUS2211

EU/EEA law JUS2211

A Changing Arctic


Other assignments

Oslo Law Review, Co-editor

Norwegian Society of International Law, Member of the Board

Expert Committee for Space law (Norway), member (2019)

Nothern Areas Committee (University of Oslo), member

Scandinavian Institute of Maritime Law, Member of the Board







Tags: Law of the sea, International Law, Space law, Arctic, EEA and EU Law, comparative law, competition law


  • Pozdnakova, Alla (2021). The new Norwegian Space Law: work in progress. MarIus. ISSN 0332-7868. 551, p. 103–126. Full text in Research Archive
  • Pozdnakova, Alla (2020). Ship Recycling under international and EU law. MarIus. ISSN 0332-7868. 535, p. 53–80. Full text in Research Archive
  • Pozdnakova, Alla (2020). Oceans as spaceports: state jurisdiction and responsibility for space launch projects at sea. Journal of International Maritime Law. ISSN 1478-8586. 26(4), p. 267–290. Full text in Research Archive
  • Arnesen, Finn; Greaves, Rosa & Pozdnakova, Alla (2020). European Union law and the seabed. In Banet, Catherine (Eds.), The Law of the Seabed: Access, Uses, and Protection of Seabed Resources.. Brill|Nijhoff. ISSN 978-90-04-39156-7. p. 315–334. doi: 10.1163/9789004391567_016.
  • Maiani, Francesco; Pozdnakova, Alla & Progin-Theuerkauf, Sarah (2019). Extra Unionem nulla salus? Teaching and researching EU law in Norway and Switzerland . The Law Teacher. ISSN 0306-9400. 53(2), p. 160–172. doi: 10.1080/03069400.2019.1582206.
  • Pozdnakova, Alla (2018). Public policy as a ground for refusal to enforce EU antitrust damages awards. Oslo Law Review. ISSN 2387-3299. 1, p. 4–20. doi: 10.18261/issn.2387-3299-2018-01-01. Full text in Research Archive
  • Pozdnakova, Alla (2017). Aleksei Petruhhin: Extradition of EU Citizens to Third States. European Papers (EP). ISSN 2499-8249. p. 1–14. Full text in Research Archive
  • Pozdnakova, Alla (2016). Historic shipwrecks - contemporary challenges: Protection of the underwater cultural heritage. MarIus. ISSN 0332-7868. 473, p. 97–128. Full text in Research Archive
  • Pozdnakova, Alla (2015). Offshore installations as the arena for environmental protests. MarIus. ISSN 0332-7868. 456, p. 287–368. Full text in Research Archive
  • Pozdnakova, Alla (2014). The impact of European Union Law on freedom of contract in the port sector. MarIus. ISSN 0332-7868. p. 51–68.
  • Pozdnakova, Alla (2014). Competition infringements in the port sector: a case commentary. European Competition Law Review. ISSN 0144-3054. 35(4), p. 196–200.
  • Pozdnakova, Alla (2011). Criminal sanctions for ship-source pollution Den offentlige påtalemyndighet (Public prosecution authorities) mot A og Q (MV Full City) Court of Appeal, Agder, Norway, 22 June 2011. Journal of International Maritime Law. ISSN 1478-8586. 17(4), p. 255–259. doi: 10.1163/9789004210004_003. Full text in Research Archive
  • Pozdnakova, Alla (2010). New liner-consortia block-exemption: a legislative commentary. European Competition Law Review. ISSN 0144-3054. 31(10), p. 415–420.
  • Pozdnakova, Alla (2010). Excessive Pricing and the Prohibition of the Abuse of a Dominant Position. World Competition Law and Economics Review. ISSN 1011-4548. 33(1), p. 121–139. Full text in Research Archive
  • Pozdnakova, Alla (2009). Information Exchange Agreements between Liner Shipping Companies under EC Competition Law. In Antapassis, Antonis; Athanassiou, Lia I. & Røsæg, Erik (Ed.), Competition and regulation in shipping and shipping related industries. Brill Academic Publishers. ISSN 978-90-04-17395-8. p. 26–42.
  • Pozdnakova, Alla (2009). Buyer power in the retail trading sector: evolving Latvian regulation. European Competition Law Review. ISSN 0144-3054. 30(8), p. 387–392.
  • Pozdnakova, Alla (2009). An overview of Russian maritime Safety Regulation (with particular focus on port control). MarIus. ISSN 0332-7868. p. 153–166.
  • Pozdnakova, Alla (2009). Places of refuge for vessels in the Barents Sea: perspectives of the Norwegian-Russian cooperation. Journal of International Maritime Law. ISSN 1478-8586. 15(6), p. 495–507.
  • Pozdnakova, Alla (2007). Anonymity of shipowners as a maritime security problem - EU law implications. MarIus. ISSN 0332-7868. p. 105–132. Full text in Research Archive
  • Pozdnakova, Alla (2003). (Implementation of EU law in maritime law in Latvia). In Alehno, I. (Eds.), Eiropas savienibas tiesibu istenosana Latvija. Latvijas Vestnesis. ISSN 9984731286.

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  • Pozdnakova, Alla (2019). Russian Revolutions of 1917: Scandinavian Perspectives. Wildy, Simmons and Hill Publishing. ISBN 9780854902750. 281 p.
  • Pozdnakova, Alla (2013). Criminal Jurisdiction over Perpetrators of Ship-Source Pollution: International Law, State Practice and EU Harmonization. Brill|Nijhoff. ISBN 978-90-04-20999-2. 346 p.
  • Pozdnakova, Alla (2008). Liner Shipping and EU Competition Law. Kluwer Law International. ISBN 978-90-411-2717-4. 492 p.

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  • Pozdnakova, Alla (2022). Spaceflight and Protection of the Marine Environment.
  • Pozdnakova, Alla (2022). The International and European Economic Area Law in Administrative Cases: Norwegian Courts’ Approach.
  • Pozdnakova, Alla (2021). Right into Orbit: Reform of the Norwegian Space Law .
  • Pozdnakova, Alla (2020). Bokanmeldelse. Andreas van den Heuvel: Minstelønn – forpliktelser, begrensninger og løsninger. Oslo 2019, Gyldendal, 450 sider. Tidsskrift for Rettsvitenskap. ISSN 0040-7143. p. 517–525.
  • Pozdnakova, Alla (2019). Russlands anvendelse av miljøstandarder for skipsfart i Arktis.
  • Pozdnakova, Alla (2019). Arctic and Outer Space: Law Perspective.
  • Pozdnakova, Alla (2019). Outer Space and polar regions: challenges for international law and governance.
  • Pozdnakova, Alla (2019). Romjussen: Bærekraftig bruk av satellittbaner og rettigheter i forbindelse med ressursutvinning.
  • Røsæg, Erik & Pozdnakova, Alla (2019). Resolving snow crab controversies – from dispute settlement to comprehensive solutions.
  • Pozdnakova, Alla (2019). Introduction. In Pozdnakova, Alla (Eds.), Russian Revolutions of 1917: Scandinavian Perspectives. Wildy, Simmons and Hill Publishing. ISSN 9780854902750. p. xiii–xvii.
  • Pozdnakova, Alla (2018). Shipping on the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road and legal challenges for the marine environmental protection: discussion in light of the Arctic Council experiences.
  • Pozdnakova, Alla (2018). Brexit and the EEA Agreement: A Public International Law Perspective .
  • Pozdnakova, Alla (2018). Arctic and the Outer Space.
  • Pozdnakova, Alla (2018). Skipsopphugging og beaching - oversikt over regelverket.
  • Pozdnakova, Alla (2018). Har ikke skjønt alvoret . [Newspaper]. Dagens Næringsliv.
  • Pozdnakova, Alla (2018). Etterlyser norsk reaksjon. [Newspaper]. Dag og Tid.
  • Pozdnakova, Alla (2017). Interview with Professor William E. Butler.
  • Pozdnakova, Alla (2017). Mutual dis-trust and other hinders for the effective private enforcement in EU antitrust cases.
  • Pozdnakova, Alla (2017). EEA – Norwegian experience of association with EU.
  • Pozdnakova, Alla (2017). Abuse of dominance – sectoral examples (maritime port sector).
  • Pozdnakova, Alla (2017). Langvarig tilbakeholdelse av skip i fremmede havn - internasjonale rettsmidler.
  • Pozdnakova, Alla (2017). Protection of Underwater Cultural Heritage: Flag State Rights and Responsibilities.
  • Pozdnakova, Alla (2016). Havets skattepionerer - skipsredere og lånte flagg. [Radio].
  • Pozdnakova, Alla (2016). Martin Hennig: Frihandel med helseskadelige rus- og næringsmidler – EU- og EØS-rettens rammer for nasjonalt vern av folkehelsen. Tidsskrift for Rettsvitenskap. ISSN 0040-7143. 02(03), p. 324–329 .
  • Pozdnakova, Alla (2016). Protection of the Underwater Cultural Heritage.
  • Pozdnakova, Alla (2009). Legal issues surrounding risk prevention illustrated by maritime sector.
  • Pozdnakova, Alla (2009). International Law in the Russian Courts, illustrated by the Telenor case.
  • Pozdnakova, Alla (2008). Gjesteforelesning om norsk og russisk rett (komparativ studie).
  • Pozdnakova, Alla (2008). Cooperation of liner carriers under EC Competition law - wtih focus on information exchanges.
  • Pozdnakova, Alla (2008). Kontrol innostrannih sudov v portah Norvegii (Port State control in Norway).
  • Pozdnakova, Alla (2008). Russian Shipping Safety Regulation: a Comparative Study.
  • Pozdnakova, Alla (2007). Sravnitelno-pravovoj analiz na primere Norvegii (Comparative Legal Research: a Norwegian approach).
  • Arnesen, Finn; Furuseth, Hanna Vik; Pozdnakova, Alla & Ringbom, Henrik (2019). Norske lønns- og arbeidsvilkår for sjøfolk i norske farvann og på norsk kontinentalsokkel. Nordisk institutt for sjørett, Universitetet i Oslo. Full text in Research Archive
  • Pozdnakova, Alla (2007). Liner shipping : a competition law analysis. Nordisk institutt for sjørett.

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