Since 2018, Bech-Bruun has been responsible for drafting the Danish contents for an international maritime law judgment database. The database is administered by the Centre for Maritime Law at the National University of Singapore and presently includes English summaries of judgments and arbitration awards from more than 70 jurisdictions.
Bech-Bruun Dispute Resolution is member of a large international network and advises several non-Danish clients on an annual basis. Particularly within the field of maritime and transport law, Bech-Bruun Dispute Resolution has traditionally played an active role on an international scale.
Based on the international work and strong network, Bech-Bruun, represented by Camilla Søgaard Hudson, senior associate, became responsible in 2018 for drafting the Danish maritime law contents of the international judgment database.
"The database is administered by the Centre for Maritime Law at the National University of Singapore. It has been classified according to topics of the international maritime law conventions according to which the decisions were made and contains summaries of and comments on several hundred decisions from more than 70 different jurisdictions. The idea is that the database may be used to keep up with current developments, and we continuously update the database with new Danish maritime law decisions", says Camilla, who specialises in maritime, transport and insurance law and has a master's degree, among others, in maritime law from the National University of Singapore.
Since 2018, Bech-Bruun has reviewed all published and to a certain extent unpublished judgments delivered within the field of maritime law, organised such judgments according to which international maritime law convention(s) has/have been adjudicated and drafted summaries of and comments on the said judgments. Bech-Bruun is currently updating the database, including new Danish decisions within maritime law, to ensure that the database is always kept up to date with the most recent case law.
The contributions from all countries are made on a voluntary basis and, consequently, the judgment database may be accessed free of charge.