Anna Mari joined the School of Law in September 2012 after completing a Ph.D. in International Trade Finance at the University of Southampton. She holds an LL.M. in Maritime Law and is a visiting lecturer at the University of Navarra, Spain, where she teaches on the International Business Law Program. Her specialism is in dry shipping, including International Trade, Carriage of Goods by Sea, Marine Insurance, Banking and Trade Finance. Anna Mari's industry experience is in a number of different areas in shipping including law firms Stephenson Harwood, Thomas Cooper and Campbell, Johnston, Clark; shipping companies Constellation Energy Commodities Group and SwissMarine Inc; international UN organisations Inmarsat and IMSO as well as Lloyds Register. She also acted as a legal consultant for Local First CIC, a company setting up the first community bank in the UK that will be trading as Hampshire Community Bank. Currently, she is the UK's Special National Rapporteur at the International Academy of Comparative Law that will hold their 2022 General Congress in Paraguay. Her report deals with Topic IV of the congress: The Effectiveness of International Legal Harmonisation through Soft Law - UCP600. She also regularly writes for Marine Trader magazine, the official publication of the International Maritime Purchasing Association, since 2017. Anna Mari is a member of The Law Society of England and Wales, the British Insurance Law Association and the British Maritime Law Association.
LLB (Hons) Law and European Legal Studies (Soton)
LLM Maritime Law (Soton)
PhD International Trade Finance (Soton)
PGDip (College of Law LPC)