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Centre for Commercial Law

No Image Available   MELIS OZDEL
LLB (Turkey), LLM (Southampton), PhD (Southampton)
Lecturer in Maritime and Commercial Law
Deputy Director, UCL Centre for Commercial Law

contact details:
Tel: 020 7679 4840 | internal x24840
Email: m.ozdel@ucl.ac.uk

Profile
Melis Özdel joined UCL in August 2012 from the University of Southampton, where she was a lecturer in Maritime Law from 2010–12. She has taught academic and professional courses and has published in various areas of Maritime and International Trade Law.

Melis holds a Ph.D degree from the University of Southampton, where she was awarded a scholarship. She wrote her Ph.D thesis on incorporation of charterparty clauses into bills of lading under English and US law. Before her Ph.D studies, Melis qualified at the Turkish Bar Association and she then practised as an advocate in Turkey for two years in the areas of construction, media and carriage of goods by air. She received her LLB degree from Ankara University and LLM degree in Maritime Law from the University of Southampton. Melis is a member of the Honourable Society of Middle Temple, Turkey Bar Association and European Maritime Law Organisation.

Research
Melis’s research interests are in Carriage of Goods by Sea, International Trade Law, Maritime Conflict of Laws and Jurisdiction and Arbitration. She is particularly interested in the interrelation between these areas.

Publications
Forthcoming Books
:

  • Incorporation of Charterparty Clauses into Bills of Lading (forthcoming, Hart Publishing/Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft)

Forthcoming Book Chapters:

  • Carriage of Goods by Sea within the European Union
  • Carriage of Passengers by Sea within the European Union
  • Maritime Conflict of Laws and Jurisdiction within the European Union

all in Bieber R. and Haag M. (eds), EU Shipping Law (forthcoming Hart Publishing/Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft/C.H. Beck)

Articles and Book Chapters:

  • “Incorporation of charterparty clauses into bills of lading: Peculiar to maritime law?”, in Clarke M.A., Institute of Maritime Law Thirtieth Anniversary Book, Hart Publishing, 2013.
  • "Multimodal Transport Documents in International Sale of Goods” (2012) 7 International Company and Commercial Law Review 238–250
  • "Presumptions on the law governing the incorporation of forum selection clauses: Should the putative applicable law lead the way?” (2011) 4 Journal of Business Law 357–370

Short Articles/Commentaries:

  • ‘Serving notice under art. 16(c)(iii) of UCP600: A rejection or preclusion?’ (2010) 10 Shipping and Trade Law 3
  • ‘The Rotterdam Rules in a nutshell’ (2010) Britannia News, with Johanna Hjalmarsson
  • ‘Arrest of vessel: security or more than security?’ (2009) 9 Shipping and Trade Law 1–3

Conferences:

  • ‘Multimodal Transport Documents in International Sale of Goods’, delivered at the Second Annual Oslo–Southampton–Tulane Colloquium on Multimodalism at Tulane University Law School, New Orleans, USA, on 17 September 2011
  • Carriage of Goods by Sea within the European Union: Where Next?, delivered at the European Maritime Law Organisation Seminar, on 3 May, 2013

Melis is convening an International Colloquium on European Maritime Law to be held at UCL, on 6-7 June 2014.

Current Teaching
Graduate
Carriage of Goods by Sea (convenor)
International Trade Law (convenor)
International Arbitration (co-convenor)

Supervision
Melis welcomes approaches for supervision from prospective Ph.D students.

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