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Jan Ramberg (LL.D)

Hon. Professor at RGSL
International Commercial Arbitration, International Commercial Law


E-mail: office@rgsl.edu.lv

Professor, LL.D. in Law

Professor Jan Ramberg graduated in 1955 from Uppsala University and in 1970 obtained his LL.D. from Stockholm University. From 1970 to 1997 he worked as a Civil Law professor and from 1994 until 30 June 1996 he was the Dean of the Faculty of Law. On 30 June 1996, Jan Ramberg was awarded an honorary degree as professor of private law. From 1998 to August 2001 he was the first Rector of the Riga Graduate School of Law.

Professor Ramberg has been a practising lawyer and partner in the law office of Johan Ramberg in Gothenburg and has worked on the Boards of several large enterprises (Svenska Handelsbanken, Statliga Akademiska Hus i Stockholm AB). From 1980 to 1985, he was the Chairman and Director of Transecure S.A. Luxemburg.

Known for his work as a national and international arbitration court judge, he is also a member of the International Arbitration Court of London.

As Vice President of the ICC Commission on International Commercial Practice and Chairman of a work group which in 1980, 1990 and 2000 prepared Incoterm document revisions, he has been involved in international trade law and practices development for more than thirty years. He is the author of many books and articles on contract law, maritime law, transport law and Incoterms 1990, 2000 etc. published in English, German and Swedish.

Professor Ramberg has actively worked in the sphere of maritime law, having been the President of the Maritime Law Association of Sweden, a member of the editorial board of “Lloyd’s Maritime and Commercial Law Quarterly”, President of the Board of the Scandinavian Maritime Law Institute, as well as the Honorary Vice-President of the Comité Maritim International.


English and German Publications

  • PEPPER III Report: Promotion of Employee Participation in the Profits and Enterprise Results in the New Member and Candidate Countries of the European Union, Country Report Latvia (Inter-University Centre Split/Berlin, 2006).
  • “Unsafe Ports and Berths”, Oslo 1967
  • “Cancellation of Contracts of Affreightment on Account of War and Similar Circumstances”, Gothenburg Maritime Law Association publication No. 40, 1969
  • “The Law of Carriage of Goods – Attempts at Harmonisation”, Scandinavian Studies in Law, 1973, Stockholm
  • Contributions to the UNCTAD/SIDA publication on “Ocean Chartering” (following a Seminar in 1977 under Professor Ramberg’s tutorship)
  • “The Vanishing Bill of Lading & the ‘Hamburg Rules Carrier'”, American Journal of Comparative Law, Volume XXVII, pp.391-406
  • “Die Incoterms Heute und Morgen” (together with Dr.jur.,Dr.h.c. F. Eisemann), GOF-Verlag, Vienna 1980
  • “The China Papers” – a series of lectures in Maritime Law conducted in the People’s Republic of China, Stockholm 1981
  • “Incoterms 1980.” (The Transnational Law of International Commercial Transactions) Norbert Horn & Clive Schmitthoff editors, pp. 137-151, Deventer, 1982
  • “The Multimodal Transport Document” [International Carriage of Goods: Some Legal Problems and Possible Solutions] C.M. Schmitthoff and R.M. Goode editors, London 1988
  • “Incoterms in the Era of Electronic Data Interchange”, Forum Internationale No. 13, Nov. 1988
  • “The Law of Freight Forwarding and the 1992 FIATA Multimodal Transport Bill of Lading”, (ed. by FIATA), Zürich, 1993
  • “Guide to Incoterms”, Paris 1991
  • “Freedom of Contract in Maritime Law” LMCLQ pp. 178-191, 1993
  • “The Unctad/ICC Rules on Multimodal Transport Documents – Genesis and Contents”, (Essays in Honour of Hugo Tiberg), Stockholm 1996
  • “Breach of Contract and Recoverable Losses” (Making Commercial Law, Essays in Honour of Roy Goode pp. 191-200), Oxford 1997
  • “The New Swedish Sales Law” (Centro di studi e ricerche di diritto comparato e straniero, Saggi, Conferenze e Seminari 28), Rome 1997
  • “International Commercial Transactions”, Stockholm 1998, 1999

Publications in Swedish:

  • “Spedition och fraktavtal”, (A Scientific Study of the Law of Freight Forwarding and Transport Contracts), Lund, 1983
  • “Remburseglerna 1983” (Co-author P.G.Persson; a commentary on the 1983 ICC Rules on Documentary Credits), Stockholm, 1983
  • “Allmän avtalsrätt”, (A book on contract law for university students of law), 4th edition, Stockholm 1996
  • “Speciell avtalsrätt del I.Köprätt”, (Co-author: Jan Heller; a book primarily devoted to sale of goods for university students and practitioners.), Stockholm, 1991
  • “Inledning till köprätt”, (Introduction to the law on sale of goods), Stockholm 1993
  • “Vad är rätt?”, (Co-author: Anders Hultqvist. An overview of the Swedish legal system), Gothenburg, 1993
  • “Köplagen”, (890 pages of commentary regarding the 1990 Swedish Sale of Goods Act in the Norstedt Series of Law Commentaries), Stockholm, 1995

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