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Dr Anna Mari Antoniou

Lecturer
School of Law
Dr Anna Mari Antoniou

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Biography

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.

Qualifications

  • LLB (Hons) Law and European Legal Studies (Soton)

  • LLM Maritime Law (Soton)

  • PhD International Trade Finance (Soton)

  • PGDip (College of Law LPC)

Research and professional activities

Research interests

International Sales

International Trade Finance

Carriage of Goods by Sea

Marine Insurance

Conferences and presentations

The New Frontier: Will the combination of Fintech and the Electronic Trade Documents Act 202X make traditional bank trade finance obsolete?

Invited presentation, Fintech: Finance, Technology, Policy and Law, Business, Law and Technology Interdisciplinary Hub, Colchester, United Kingdom, 23/3/2022

Teaching and supervision

Current teaching responsibilities

  • Final Year Research Project (LW304)

  • Carriage of Goods By Sea (LW604)

  • Marine Insurance I (LW619)

  • International Trade and Maritime Law (LW624)

  • Maritime Law and Wet Shipping (LW620)

Previous supervision

Anna Cheimonidou
Anna Cheimonidou
Degree subject: Law
Degree type: Doctor of Philosophy
Awarded date: 17/3/2021

Publications

Journal articles (7)

Antoniou, A-M., (2021). Bank Security in Letters of Credit: Mere pledgee or something more?. Journal of International Banking Law and Regulation. 36 (9), 367-378

Antoniou, A-M., (2021). Freeports: Friend or Foe?. Journal for Maritime Procurement and Supply Chain Management. 186 (2), 36-38

Antoniou, A-M., (2021). Engine Spare Parts and the IMO's GHG Strategy. Journal for Maritime Procurement and Supply Chain Management. 187 (3), 20-22

Antoniou, AM., (2017). New Rules for Letters of Credit: Time to Update the UCP 600. Journal of International Banking Law and Regulation. 32 (4), 128-140

Antoniou, AM., (2015). Beyond The American Accord: making the way for illegality in letters of credit. Journal of International Banking Law and Regulation. 30 (4), 189-199

Antoniou, AM., (2014). Nullities in Letters of Credit: Extending the Fraud Exception. Journal of International Banking Law and Regulation. 29 (4), 229-238

Antoniou, AM., (2013). Fraud, Exceptions to Autonomy and the UCP 600. Journal of International Banking Law and Regulation. 28 (9), 339-346

Reports and Papers (1)

Antoniou, A-M., The Effectiveness of International Legal Harmonisation through Soft Law - UCP600

Contact

a.m.antoniou@essex.ac.uk
+44 (0) 1206 872892

Location:

4SB.4.8, Colchester Campus

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