Green transition and the Law of Shipping (GreenLaSH)

The project focuses on the regulatory initiatives at the international level (IMO) and EU level to reduce carbon emissions and analyses the consequences at industry level. The main focus is on contract and liability issues, relvant for various actors in the shipping industry, including shipowners, charterers, cargo owners and ports.







The project is a book project, based on an international conference organised by SHOC in November 2022. It analyses the implications of the IMO systems EEXI, CII, and the EU ETS system for shipping contracts and looks also at legal aspects of shipping carbon for storage. The project involves internal researchers, practitioners and external partners, from Norway, UK, the Netherlands, Hong Kong and Singapore.

See conference site here 




This subproject focuses on the possible implications for the shipping industry of climate change litigation. Suits have so far been directed against the oil industry (the Carbon Majors) but this projects asks whether maritime actors could also be targets of such suits.


GreenLaSH is supported by a panel of external industry representatives:

  • Henriette Invardsen, Danish Shipping
  • Peter Appel, Attorney, partner, Gorrissen Federspiel and head of the Danish Maritime Association
  • Stinne Ivø Taiger, Director Contracts and Support, BIMCO
  • Krester Krøger, senior Vice President, SKULD
  • Kaare Christoffersen, General council/Head of group Legal, Norden
  • Jesper Jarl Fanø, senior Regulatory Affairs Manager, A.P Møller Maersk












































Internal researchers

Name Title Image
Arda, Asli Assistant Professor Billede af Arda, Asli
Battistella Marinucci, Vincenzo PhD Fellow Billede af Battistella Marinucci, Vincenzo
Glinski, Carola Associate Professor Billede af Glinski, Carola
Tanaka, Yoshifumi Professor Billede af Tanaka, Yoshifumi
Ulfbeck, Vibe Garf Head of Centre, Professor Billede af Ulfbeck, Vibe Garf
Usynin, Maxim Assistant Professor - Tenure Track Billede af Usynin, Maxim


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GreenLaSH is funded by Orient’s Fond

It runs from January 2023 - December 2027.


Vibe Garf UlfbeckPI Director of centre, professor
Vibe Garf Ulfbeck

Faculty of Law
University of Copenhagen
South Campus, Building: 6B.3.64
Karen Blixens Plads 16
DK-2300 Copenhagen S

Phone: (45) 35 32 31 48