2020 applicants

Dr Anna Mari Antoniou

School of Law
Dr Anna Mari Antoniou
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  • Telephone

    +44 (0) 1206 872892

  • Location

    4SB.4.8, Colchester Campus

  • Academic support hours

    Tuesdays 14.30 - 15.30



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. Currently, she is also acting as a legal consultant for Local First CIC, a company setting up the first community bank in the UK. Anna Mari is a member of The Law Society of England and Wales, the British Insurance Law Association and the British Maritime Law Association. She is also Economic Contributor to Marine Trader magazine, the official publication of the International Maritime Purchasing Association.


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

  • LLM Maritime Law (Soton)

  • PhD International Trade Finance (Soton)

  • PGDip (College of Law LPC)


University of Essex

  • Director of Undergraduate Admissions, University of Essex (1/9/2017 - present)

  • Co-ordinator of LLM International Trade and Maritime Law, University of Essex (1/9/2017 - present)

Research and professional activities

Research interests

International Sales

International Trade Finance

Carriage of Goods by Sea

Marine Insurance


Journal articles (4)

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


+44 (0) 1206 872892


4SB.4.8, Colchester Campus

Academic support hours:

Tuesdays 14.30 - 15.30