Gard Awards CBS Maritime Doctoral Student for his Great Work

Last week, PhD fellow Jonathan Echebarria Fernández was awarded the Claes Isacson Scholarship 2016.


On 2 September 2016, PhD fellow Jonatan Echebarria Fernández was awarded the Claes Isacson Scholarship 2016 in Arendal, Norway. The scholarship is awarded annually to one or more students to help finance an education at university level with a view to finding work within the shipping and marine insurance sectors.

Jonatan is a PhD student at the Department of Law at Copenhagen Business School. His thesis is one out of seven current PhD projects at CBS Maritime and is part of an ambitious research program launched in 2014, with the support and generous co-funding of the Danish Maritime Fond.

Jonatan’s research is broadly concerned with contract negotiations in the maritime industry, with special focus on the role of the shipping firms and how they manage the legal and economic risks linked to the international carriage of goods by sea.

He argues that the plethora of legal frameworks involved calls for major efforts towards creating procedural unification, in order to ensure the will of all the parties involved. Jonatan’s thesis therefore aims to shed light on these legal uncertainties and specifically, how the national, international, and European rules affect the autonomy of the various parties.

The money will be spent on relevant complimentary specialized courses that would not otherwise be obtainable within the scope of a PhD project.

- The department is very proud of the scholarship Jonatan has been awarded, in competition with so many great applicants, says Peter Arnt Nielsen, Head of the Department of Law at Copenhagen Business School.

This is the third time the Scholarship is awarded, and this year there were 53 applicants from 22 different countries, all with first class academic records. Read more about the Claes Isacson Scholarship here.

Congratulations Jonatan

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