Vibe Garf Ulfbeck
Vibe Garf Ulfbeck

Director of centre, professor

Primary fields of research

  • Tort law
  • Contract law
  • Maritime law and transport law

Within these areas of the law, I focus in particular on the interplay between private law and public law.

Current research

I am currently working on the project Private-Public Enterprise Liability, focusing on the liability of private and public enterprises in a private/public law perspective.  Special areas of interest include the concept of enterprise liability, CSR perspectives on enterprise liability, public sector outsourcing and liability issues, health and safety at the workplace and liability issues and long term contracts as a tool for achieving the purpose of the enterprise.

The project is financed by the Danish Council for Independent Research


  • Tort law
  • Contract law
  • Maritime law
  • Transport law

I supervise students in these areas of the law.

I supervise the following PhD projects:

  • Marlene Buch Andersen: Erstatning for pyskiske skader på arbejdspladsen
  • Christoffer Tais Eklund: Civil Liability of Investment Advisors
  • Sara Spiro Svendsen: The Liability of the Parent Company for the Wrongdoings of the Subsidiary

Selected publications: 


  • Responsibilities and Liabilities in the Arctic (ed.) Routledge, 2016 (forthcoming)
  • Arbejdstagerskader: afgrænsning, placering og kanalisering (ed.), 2014
  • Erstatningsretlige grænseområder. Professionsansvar og produktansvar, 2. ed. 2010
  • Kontrakters relativitet, Gadjura, 2000


  • The Corr Case Viewed from a Danish Perspective, European Review of Private Law 3,  2010, Kluwer Law International, p. 601-606
  • Direct actions against the insurer in a maritime setting: The European perspective, Lloyd’s Maritime Commercial Law Quarterly, 2011, p.293-306
  • Contracts of logistics and the Rotterdam Rules, The journal of International Maritime Law, Vol. 17, p. 219-225, 2011
  • Employers' Liablity and Workers' Compensation. red. / Ken Oliphant; Gerhard Wagner. Vol. 31 Berlin : Walter de Gruyter, 2012. s. 111-136 (Tort and Insurance Law, Vol. 31).
  • Ulfbeck, Vibe and others, Legal education in the maritime sector – why and how?, Mercator, 2012, pp. 505-508
  • Offentlige myndigheders erstatningsansvar : Sondringen mellem det privatretlige og det offentligretlige ansvar / Ulfbeck, Vibe Garf., Tidsskrift for Rettsvitenskap, Vol. 126, Nr. 4-5, 2013, s. 598-608.
  • Virksomhedens privatretlige erstatningsansvar for overholdelse af menneskerettigheder i udlandet. / Ulfbeck, Vibe Garf, Erhvervsjuridisk Tidsskrift, Nr. 4, 2013, s. 315-324.
  • Vibe Ulfbeck, ”Dänemark” in Staatshaftung in Europa: Nationales und Unionsrecht. red. / Oliver Dörr. Walter de Gruyter, 2014. s. 99-119.
  • Ulfbeck, Vibe, i Hansen,  Ole (red.), Optioner of ændringsrettigheder i Ændringsregler i Længerevarende Kontrakter, 2014.
  • Vibe Ulfbeck og Ulrik Rammeskow Bang-Pedersen, Direkte krav mod rådgiveren: Er der konkurrence mellem konkursboets og kreditorernes krav?, UfR 2015B.177 ff.
  • Ulfbeck, Vibe and Rott, Peter, Supply Chain Liability, European Private Law Review, 3-2015 (415-436)
  • Ulfbeck, Vibe, Mouyal Lone Wandahl, Mortensen, Bent Ole Gram, Koncessioner i Grønland, Grønlands interesser og virksomhedens ansvar og beskyttelse, Erhvervsjuridisk Tidsskrift, nr. 2, 2015, pp. 101-109.
  • Forthcoming: Ulfbeck, Vibe and Møllmann, Anders, Liability of the Shipowner and the Licensee for Ship Source Pollution, in Ulfbeck and others (eds.) Respounsibilities and Liabilities in the Arctic, Routledge 2016.

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