Maritime law contracts (completed)

The subject matter of the project is contracts pertaining to the maritime sector; like charterparties, newbuilding contracts, contracts for sale and purchase of ships.

About the project

The project involves analyzing and monitoring the development of standard contract forms and their relation to general principles of contract law, as developed through legal doctrine and case law both domestically and in foreign jurisdictions prevalent in this area of contract law.    


The objective is to raise awareness of characterstic features of such contracts within the sphere of established principles of contract law, while at the same time exploring how those established principles may be challenged by the said features of maritime contracts.

Moreover, since many of the contracts originate from Anglo-American law, an objective is to explore comparative law at a level which yields insight into differing legal traditions, and to apply such insight to practical situations where such Anglo-American contracts are governed by domestic law. 


Articles and books on different contract law topics. The most recent in English are:

Trond Solvang: Charterparty law in the context of flexibility and risk allocation in long term contracts. To be published in MarIus for conference papers from the opening seminar on the research project: Flexibility in long term contracts, in Oslo June 2012.

Trond Solvang: Background law structures and their influence on construction of contracts. To be published in MarIus for conference papers from the 6 ECMLR  seminar i Palermo  September 2012.

Trond Solvang: The English doctrine of indemnity for complying with orders – does it exist under Norwegian law? To be published in book with conference papers from OST seminars 2010, 2011 and 2012 and SIMPLY 2012.

Tags: Maritime Law, Contract Law, Tort Law, Nordic, Europe
Published Nov. 29, 2012 4:39 PM - Last modified Aug. 9, 2022 12:48 PM


Professor Trond Solvang