International Max Planck Research School for Maritime Affairs

International Max Planck Research School for Maritime Affairs

Universität Hamburg
Selected Career Paths


Chen-Ju Chen

Born in Dec. 1978 in Kaohsiung, Taiwan; 1998-2002 Bachelor of Laws, Department of Law, Financial and Economic Laws Division, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan; 2002-2004 Master of Laws, Institute of the Law of the Sea, National Taiwan Ocean University, Keelung, Taiwan; 2004-present, Ph.D., Institute of the Law of the Sea, National Taiwan Ocean University, Keelung, Taiwan (on leave for overseas studies); 2004-2005 Master of Laws in International Legal Studies and fellowship in Institute of International Economic Law, Georgetown University Law Center, Washington D.C., U.S.A.
Chen-Ju Chen joined the IMPRS for Maritime Affairs in 2005. Since 2010 she is Assistant Professor at the National Chengchi University, Taipei City (Taiwan). 


Research project
: Fishery Subsidies under International Law
http://www.springer.com/de/book/9783642156922

 

Duygu Damar

Born 1979 in Frankfurt a.M., 1997 – 2002 Study of Law at the Istanbul Bilgi University; 2002 – 2005 Master of Laws (LL.M.) at the Istanbul Bilgi University (LL.M. Thesis: Contractual Liability of Classification Societies); 2003 – 2006 Teaching & Research Assistant under Assoc. Prof. Dr. Kerim Atamer and Prof. Dr. Necip Ortan at the Istanbul Bilgi University (Commercial, Maritime and Insurance Law Chair); 2006 - 2009 Scholar and Ph.D. Student at the International Max Planck Research School for Maritime Affairs (Ph.D. Thesis: Wilful Misconduct in International Transport Law); August 2007 Scholar at the first “Summer Academy at the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea” organized by the International Foundation for the Law of the Sea (IFLOS); March – April 2009 Visiting Scholar at the University of Cambridge, since 2007 Lecturer at the University of Hamburg, since October 2009 Senior Research Fellow responsible for Turkish Law.

Research project: Wilful Misconduct in International Transport Law
http://www.springer.com/de/book/9783642215087

 

Urs Daniel Engels

Born 1981 in Ulm, Germany; 2000-2001 community service, German Red Cross; 2002-2007 Bucerius Law School (Hamburg, Germany) and Duke University School of Law (Durham, USA); 2005 LL.B. (Bucerius Law School); 2008 First State Examination; 2005-2008 research assistant to Dr. Markus Roth and Dr. Jan von Hein at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law; 2006/2007 work experience at Radnóczy & Mészáros Nörr Stiefenhofer Lutz (Budapest, Hungary); 2007-2008 graduate research assistant to Dr. Felix Steffek at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law; 2008-2012 scholar at the International Max Planck Research School for Maritime Affairs; 2013 Second State Examination; 2013-2016 attorney with Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP (Hamburg and Brussels); since 2016 policy advisor at the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy.

Research project: European Ship Recycling Regulation: Entry-Into-Force Implications of the Hong Kong Convention
http://www.springer.com/de/book/9783642355967

 

Solène Guggisberg

Solène Guggisberg joined the Research School as a Scholar in 2010 and earned her doctorate from the Bucerius Law School (magna cum laude) in early 2015. Her dissertation was published in the Research School’s monograph series as The Use of CITES for Commercially-exploited Fish Species: A Solution to Overexploitation and Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing? in 2016. Solène Guggisberg joined Utrecht University in October 2017 as a Senior Research Associate and Nippon Foundation Senior Nereus Fellow in fisheries and climate change. Prior to that, she was employed as an Associate Legal Officer at the International Court of Justice, a Policy Officer at the European Commission, a Consultant for the Food and Agriculture Organization and the World Wide Fund, as well as a Junior Counsel in the ITLOS case Bangladesh v. Myanmar.

Research project: The Use of CITES for Commercially-exploited Fish Species: A Solution to Overexploitation and Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing?
http://www.springer.com/de/book/9783319237015

 

Tatiana Ilyina

Born in 1978 in Sochi, Russia; 1995-2002 Studies of Hydrometeorology at the Russian State Hygrometeorological University in St.Petersburg; 2000 BSc (Hydrometeorology); 2002 MSc (Hydrometeorology); 2001-2002 Assistant teacher at the Russian State Hygrometeorological University; 2002-2006 PhD scholar in the International Max Planck Research School for Maritime Affairs, Institute of Oceanography; 2006 PhD in Oceanography, University of Hamburg. Since 2010 Leader of the Scientific Working Group "Ocean Biochemistry", Max Planck Institute for Meteorology, Hamburg.

Research project: The Fate of persistent toxic Substances in the North Sea – Multiple Year Model Simulations of g-HCH, a-HCH and PCB 153
http://www.springer.com/de/book/9783540681625

 

Bevan Marten

Born 1983 in Wellington, New Zealand; 2001-2005 Bachelor of Arts (Maori Studies) and Bachelor of Laws with Honours, Victoria University of Wellington (Wellington, New Zealand); 2006 Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand; 2006-2008 Solicitor, Izard Weston (Wellington, New Zealand); 2008-2009 Master of Law (University of Cambridge, United Kingdom).

Bevan Marten joined the Research School as a Scholar in in 2010 and earned his doctorate from the University of Hamburg in early 2013. His dissertation was published in the Research School’s monograph series as Port State Jurisdiction and the Regulation of International Merchant Shipping  in 2014. Bevan joined the Law Faculty of Victoria University of Wellington in August 2012. Developments in port state jurisdiction continue to be a major focus of his research. Bevan completed a book on Maritime Law in New Zealand (Thomson Reuters, 2016), which is the first dedicated to the subject for his home jurisdiction.

Research project: Port State Jurisdiction and the Regulation of International Merchant Shipping
http://www.springer.com/de/book/9783319003504

 

Miso Mudrić

Miso Mudrić has obtained a PhD degree at the Faculty of Law, University of Hamburg as a Scholar of the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law in Hamburg from 2007 to 2010. He is now an Assistant Professor at the Department for Maritime and Transport Law. He serves as an arbitrator at the Permanent Arbitration Court at the Croatian Chamber of Commerce, in domestic and foreign arbitration. He serves as the Secretary General of the Croatian Association of Insurance Law, being a founder of the Association. He is the executive editor of the international scientific and expert journal "The International Transport Law Review", Faculty of Law, University of Zagreb. Miso Mudrić acts as a member of the Croatian Association of Maritime Law; working group on the “Reformulation of the Lex Maritima”, Comité Maritime International; working group on the “Systems for Security Practitioners“, European Commission, Migration and Home Affairs Directorate General, Innovation and Industry for Security, nominated expert, Republic of Croatia; and, Executive Committee and Associate, MARSAFENET project, Cost action IS1105.

Research project: The Professional Salvor's Liability in the Law of Negligence and the Doctrine of Affirmative Damages

 

Benjamin Parameswaran

Studies of law and economics in Hamburg, Paris (Sorbonne) and New York (Columbia Law School); Scholar of the German National Merit Foundation (Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes); IMPRS Scholar at Max Planck Institute for Foreign Private and Private International Law, Hamburg (2002 - 2004). Benjamin has worked inter alia with Clifford Chance (New York), Hengeler Mueller (Düsseldorf) and Amarchand & Mangaldas & Suresh A. Shroff & Co. (Mumbai).

Benjamin is now a partner in the German Corporate / M&A group of the leading international law firm DLA Piper and is based in the Cologne and Frankfurt offices. He is also the Co-Head of the DLA Piper India Group for all of Continental Europe. Benjamin is the Vice-President of the Indo-German Lawyers Association, a frequent speaker at workshops and conferences as well as the author of numerous publications on international economic law.

Research project: The Liberalization of Maritime Transport Services - With Special Reference to the WTO/GATS Framework
http://www.springer.com/de/book/9783540222408

 

Verónica Ruiz Abou-Nigm

Dr Verónica Ruiz Abou-Nigm is Senior Lecturer in International Private Law at the School of Law of the University of Edinburgh. She holds law degrees from the University of Edinburgh (LLM, PhD) and the Catholic University of Uruguay (JD, MA). Before joining Edinburgh she was Lecturer at Sheffield Law School (2008-2014). She has published widely in English and in Spanish, and is active in many international collaborative research projects. Dr. Ruiz Abou-Nigm is titular member of the International Academy of Comparative Law and The Society of Legal Scholars. She has been a visiting professor at various universities in Europe and South America. Verónica authored The Arrest of Ships in Private International Law (OUP 2011). She is also the co-author of Morris on The Conflict of Laws (Sweet & Maxwell 8th edn (2012) and 9th edn (2016)); and assistant editor of Dicey, Morris & Collins: The Conflict of Laws (Sweet & Maxwell) (2014-to date). Verónica has been a research scholar in centres such as the Max-Planck institut für Auslandisches und Internationales Privatrecht (Hamburg) and UNIDROIT (Rome).

Research project:
The Arrest of Ships in Private International Law

 

Irene Stemmler

Born 17.08.1980 in Greifswald, Germany; 2000-2005 Studies of Meteorology at the University of Kiel. 2005-2009 PhD-studies within the IMPRS-MA at the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology, Hamburg. From 2009 to 2011 she worked as a research scientist (post-doc) at the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry, Mainz. From 2011 to 2015 she was employed at the Institute for Hydrobiology and Fisheries Science at the University of Hamburg. Since 2015 Irene Stemmler is a member of the research group Ocean Biochemistry at the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology.

Research project: The Role of the Ocean in Global Cycling of Persistent Organic Contaminants: Refinement and Application of a Global Multicompartment Chemistry-Transport Model
http://www.springer.com/de/book/9783642050084

 

Ling Zhu

Born in 1979, China; Sept. 1997-Oct. 2001: LLB, Hunan Normal University, P.R. China; Oct. 2001-Oct. 2002: LL.M. (Maritime Law and Commercial Law options), University of Southampton, the United Kingdom; Oct. 2002- Aug. 2006: Ph.D., International Max Planck Research School for Maritime Affairs at the University of Hamburg, Germany; 2006-2016, Assistant Professor in Maritime Law, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong; since July 2016 Associate Professor in Maritime Law, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong.

Research project: Compulsory Insurance and Compensation for Bunker Oil Pollution Damage
http://www.springer.com/de/book/9783540459002