This book reflects the maritime law as found in the Nordic countries, and gives a broad introduction to a modern and updated maritime law system.
This book is based on the Norwegian book "Sjørett" (8th ed., Oslo 2016), which is the standard Scandinavian textbook on maritime law. The presentation gives a broad introduction to a modern and updated maritime law system. All the relevant court decisions in Scandinavia are reported. There are also extensive references to relevant Scandinavian legal literature, including journal articles and theses, having a bearing on maritime law.
Thor Falkanger and Hans Jacob Bull are professors emeriti at the Scandinavian Institute of Maritime Law, University of Oslo, which is the leading institution for maritime law in the Nordic countries. Lasse Brautaset is an attorney with Northern Shipowners' Defence Club in Norway.