Seminars and conferences in English and other foreign Languages are published here. After the events we often publish the lecturers' presentations.


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Time and place: Jan. 26, 2023 1:30 PM7:00 PM, Domus Academica, Gamle Festsal

Please sign up for Norwegian Arbitration Day January 26th.

Please note that there's an additional registration if you wish to join the subsequent social event.

The latter is a joint event together with Nordic Arbitration Day January 27th


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Time and place: Nov. 8, 2022 3:00 PM4:00 PM, Zoom

Webinar held by Joel B. Eisen, Felix Mormann and Heather Payne

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Time and place: Oct. 25, 2022 1:00 PM2:00 PM, Zoom

Webinar held by Silke Goldberg.

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Time and place: Sep. 22, 2022 1:00 PM2:00 PM, Zoom

Webinar held by Anna Butenko.

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Time and place: Sep. 8, 2022 1:00 PM2:00 PM, Zoom

Webinar held by Simon Vanhove, PhD researcher, Katholieke Universitet Leuven, Centre for Public Law, Belgium.

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Time and place: Sep. 5, 2022 5:00 PM6:00 PM, Domus Juridica Auditorium 2 and zoom

Welcome to this seminar focusing on Elon Musk, the Law of the Sea and the development of outer space. 

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Time and place: Aug. 29, 2022 12:00 PM1:00 PM, Lødrups kjeller and Zoom

Lunch Seminar focusing on the regulation of shipping induced climate change in the Arctic, and on the market-based measures and the energy transition for international maritime transport.

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Time and place: Aug. 23, 2022 4:00 PM7:00 PM, Domus Media, Auditorium 13

The programme includes 4 presentations covering specific legal consequences of the war in Ukraine at different levels of the legal systems: international, EU and national.

The meeting is open, but we would appreciate if you would register your attendance. Please note: This will be a physical meeting only.

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Time and place: May 3, 2022 1:00 PM2:00 PM, Zoom

Webinar held by Jørgen Bjørndalen, Principal Consultant at DNV's Energy systems division, and Camilla Berg, general counsel at Nord Pool AS.

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Time and place: Mar. 29, 2022 1:10 PM2:00 PM, Zoom

Webinar held by Assistant Professor Lucila de Almeida.

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Time and place: Mar. 3, 2022 1:00 PM2:00 PM, Zoom (Passcode: 246165)

Webinar held by Marco Pavesi.

Policy Officer - Market Monitoring, ACER, Electricity Department.

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Time and place: Feb. 4, 2022 2:30 PM3:30 PM, Auditorium 13, Domus Media

Øystein Børsum, Deputy Governor, Norges Bank, will give a lecture on Government Pension Fund Global - the management, the role of the Council on Ethics, the manner the Fund is regulated and operates in practice. 

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Time and place: Oct. 12, 2021 2:00 PM5:15 PM, Online

The University of Oslo, Scandinavian Institute of Maritime Law, together with the University of Groningen and the Dutch Energy Law Association have the pleasure of inviting you to a mini-European Energy Law Seminar.

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Time and place: June 4, 2021 1:00 PM2:30 PM, Zoom Webinar

PhD candidate Julius Rumpf at the Scandinavian Institute of Maritime Law is presenting his PhD project for midway assessment. 

You may attend by signing up for this webinar, please click the Zoom link below

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Time and place: Apr. 28, 2021 4:00 PM7:00 PM, Zoom, link will be sent to registered attendees

Legal pathways towards climate neutrality and low carbon energy systems:  Norwegian perspectives

Time and place: Jan. 20, 2020Jan. 21, 2020, den Haag

Keep yourself updated with the latest EU energy law developments, deepen your knowledge and exchange experience with European colleagues.

See the full programme.

Registration is now available on the EELS website

Time and place: June 12, 2019 9:15 AMJune 13, 2019 1:45 PM, Doms Media West wing, Viggo Hagstrøms sal "Kjerka"

The interest in autonomous ships has grown exponentially in the past few years. Only five or so years ago, the prospect of unmanned and autonomous vessels sailing on the seas was not considered to be realistic, while now the debate centers on when and in what format and pace the development will take place. Law has a key role to play in this development and legal obstacles are often singled out as principal barriers to a rapid introduction of new technologies in this field. In a few years autonomous ships has turned from a non-issue to one of the main regulatory topics being addressed at the International Maritime Organization (IMO), but the discussion is still in its infancy.


Increased reliance on automation for tasks that have traditionally been undertaken by ships' crews raises interesting legal question across the whole spectrum of maritime law. From the law of the sea and IMO Conventions, which are crucial for enabling autonomy to be introduced in the first place, to essentially any aspect of private maritime law, including transport contracts, collision, salvage and marine insurance, the development will entail fundamental alterations to current practices.

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Time and place: May 21, 2019 1:30 PM4:00 PM, Doms Media West wing, Viggo Hagstrøms sal "Kjerka"

Registration (free) by deadline 16 May 2019

Seminar Series on Energy Market Design

The Scandinavian Institute of Maritime Law, Department of Petroleum and Energy Law, UiO, in cooperation with Energy Norway and Oslo Centre for Research on Environmentally friendly Energy (CREE), invites you to a new event in our seminar series on Energy Market Design. With two distinguished speakers, Prof. Leigh Hancher and Matthew Levitt, both from Baker Botts (Belgium), we will discuss the most recent developments in terms of case law, Commission’s practice and new legislative acts with influence on the shaping of energy market design in the EU. 

Seminar on Electricity Market Design 4 April 2019 

Program The seminar is free of charge, but registration is mandatory.

Registration deadline 29 March 2019 

Time and place: Feb. 26, 2019 5:15 PM7:00 PM, Domus Media, meeting room Lødrups kjeller, ground floor

Introduction by Prof. Filippo Lorenzon, Faculty of Law, Dalian Maritime University (People Republic of China) and Campbell Johnston Clark Ltd, London.

Comments by Prof. Erik Røsæg, University of Oslo


Time and place: Jan. 21, 2019Jan. 22, 2019, den Haag

Keep yourself updated with the latest EU energy law developments, deepen your knowledge and exchange experience with European colleagues.

Registration is now open on the NeVER website

Time and place: Dec. 11, 2018 11:00 AM4:00 PM, Domus Media, Viggo Hastrøms sal ("Kjerka")

This seminar will seek to address some of the existing challenges for space law in the Norwegian, European and international perspective. We also wish to lay a foundation for future discussions of space law issues at the University of Oslo. Our speakers are Terje Wahl (Norwegian Space Center), Steven Freeland (Western Sydney University Law School), Alla Pozdnakova (Scandinavian Institute of Maritime Law), Katrin Nyman Metcalf (International Relations Committee of the European Space Agency), Alexander Soucek (European Space Agency), Kirsten Ullbæk Selvig (Ministry of Transport, Norway) and Mari Amanda Eldholm (European Centre for Space Law).

The seminar is open, but requires registration (closed Dec 2nd)  

The seminar will discuss the situation of migration in the Central Mediterranean from different legal perpectives.