International Maritime Law Arbitration Moot

Rotterdam Port

The Faculty of Law of the Erasmus University Rotterdam was privileged to host the 2019 edition of the International Maritime Law Arbitration Moot (IMLAM), in partnership with Murdoch University.

IMLAM is open to law students from around the world, both undergraduate as well as postgraduate. Teams will have to litigate a dispute dealing with maritime law before an arbitral tribunal made up of experts in the field.

This competition counts with the support of very reputable maritime businesses as well as law firms that specialize in maritime law. Participants will be able to interact with seasoned practitioners, and to expand their professional networks, becoming much more acquainted with the realities of the trade. 

Due COVID-19 the IMLAM Competition is not organized in the academic year 2020-2021.

For more information about the competition, be sure to visit:

Practical Information

IMLAM will most likely continue in the academic year 2021-2022.

The sponsors of the 2019 edition were:

Main Sponsor

  • Logo van de Noord Nederlansche P&I Club

    The NNPC is a non-profit mutual P&I insurer established in 1937, which specialises in insurance products for the maritime sector. We have a long heritage supporting the Dutch shipping sector with our member-oriented service and tailor-made products while providing high-quality legal advice and assistance in a diverse number of fields and jurisdictions. We are proud to support the hosting of the IMLAM in the Netherlands by the Erasmus University and wish all competitors, guests, speakers and arbitrators the very best during the upcoming moot.\


  • ​​AKD is a leading Benelux law firm. With a team of 280 committed lawyers, civil-law notaries and tax lawyers, AKD delivers high quality legal services and tax matters in nearly all legal fields, based on a full-service approach. Our client base varies from very large multinational companies to stock-listed entities, from large corporates to family owned businesses, from financial institutions to municipalities and hospitals.

  • Nirint - List item

    Regular multi-purpose shipping possibilities from the Caribbean to the European continent were scarce and far from reliable which created an urgent need for additional shipping capacity. Nirint Shipping initially filled that gap by chartering monthly conventional tonnage to Europe and gradually expanded to a (current) fleet of modern multi-purpose vessels with substantial container capacity and up to 150 metric tons lifting-gear.

  • Port of Rotterdam - List item

    The Port of Rotterdam is the largest port in Europe, located in the city of Rotterdam, Netherlands. From 1962 until 2004 it was the world's busiest port. The port of Rotterdam achieved throughput of 232.8 million tonnes in the first six months of 2018. The port of Rotterdam achieved throughput of 232.8 million tonnes in the first six months of 2018. 

  • Rotterdam Partners - List item

    We are Rotterdam Partners. Rotterdam is at the heart of everything we do. We are proud of Rotterdam. Proud of its energy, its innovative and enterprising character and its port. Proud of its down-to-earth charm and international flair. Rotterdam is always on the move and that’s why we are convinced the city still offers a world of opportunities to be seized.

  • Logo van Spliethoff Group

    The Spliethoff Group is one of the largest shipping companies in the Netherlands. With almost over a century of maritime expertise behind it, the Amsterdam-headquartered Group has a broad portfolio of specialised services in sectors including dry cargo, breakbulk & project cargo (Spliethoff TM) project & heavy lifts (BigLift Shipping TM), container & Ro-Ro cargo and door-to-door services (Transfennica & Transfennica Logistics TM), shortsea (Wijnne Barends TM), yacht transport (Sevenstar Yacht Transport ®) and tonnage provider (Bore TM).

  • Logo van MS Amlin

    We provide insurance in Property & Casualty, Marine & Aviation and Reinsurance for other insurers. Our record extends back over 300 years and today, we have more than 2,400 people in 26 locations worldwide, as part of the top-10 global insurance group MS&AD. We deliver continuity for businesses facing the most complex and demanding risks,
    in turn promoting prosperity around the world.

  • Van Traa’s lawyers are specialists in the field of International Trade, Transport & Logistics and Insurance & Liability. Our clients are national and international companies, such as trading companies, transport and Logistic Service Providers, Financial Service Providers such as banks, brokers and insurers, aviation companies, construction companies and contractors and shipping companies. 

  • Boonk van Leeuwen Advocates is mainly involved with all kinds of litigation with a focus on trade law, transport law, contract law, construction law, company law and insolvency law. The diversity of the individual lawyers and the way in which they can cooperate lend power to the firm as a whole. All lawyers in the firm serve their clients with special dedication; the standard is to make a special effort to do your level best. The lawyers are creative and unconventional when the specific case calls for this.

  • Foto van het logo van Dutch Maritime Law (DML)

    The choice of court or arbitration tribunal dealing with your legal disputes and the applicable law have a major influence on a satisfactory outcome of your case. Dutch law and legal practice have much to offer to Dutch and non-Dutch companies active in shipping, transport, logistics and trade as well as offshore. To avoid unpleasant surprises, the choice of law and the choice of a court or an arbitration tribunal in a contract must always be made with great care.

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