Prof. Dr. F.G.M. Smeele
L-Building Room 7 040, Erasmus UniversitySchool of Law
Frank Smeele (1966) graduated in European Studies and in Dutch Law at the University of Amsterdam in the year 1991. Before his graduations at the University of Amsterdam, Frank Smeele graduated in English Law at the University of Kent in 1990. After several years as a university lecturer he obtained his Doctoral degree in 1998 at the Erasmus University Rotterdam for a PhD-thesis on the identity of the carrier under bills of lading written under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Haak. In 1998 Frank Smeele was appointed as a lawyer at the Van Traa Advocaten Law firm. From 2004 to 2007 he was at partner at this law firm. Along side his work as a lawyer he was appointed Professor in Internationaal Zeerecht (International Law of the Sea) at the Erasmus University. In the year 2007 he was appointed Professor in Commercial Law at the Erasmus University and he held this chair ever since.
Main Areas of Research
Carriage of Goods; Shipping Law; Maritime Law; Bills of Lading; Limitation of Liability; Jurisdiction; Private International Law.
Prof. Dr. Smeele teaches Carriage of Goods, Law of the Ship, Maritime Casualties and Commercial Litigation at Master level.
– (1998) Passieve legitimatie uit cognossement (The Identity of the Carrier under Bills of Lading), diss. Rotterdam, Kluwer: Deventer.
– (2010) The Maritime Performing Party in the Rotterdam Rules 2009, European Journal of Commercial Contract Law, 2010 1, p 72-86
– (2009) International Civil Litigation and the Pollution of the Marine Environment. The Hamburg Lectures on Maritime Affairs 2007 & 2008, Basedow, J., Magnus, U., en Wolfrum R. (Eds.), 77-118, Springer-Verlag: Berlin, ISBN: 978-3-642-04063-4
– (2009) The Bill of Lading Contracts under European National Laws: Civil Law Approaches to Explaining the Legal Position of the Consignee under Bills of Lading. The Evolving Law and Practice of Voyage Charterparties, Rhidian Thomas, D., 251-280, London: Informa
– (2007) Liability for wrongful arrest of ships from a civil law perspective. Liability regimes in contemporary maritime law, Rhidian Thomas, D. (Eds.), 261-276, Informa: London
– (2006) Recognition of foreign limitation proceedings under the European Judgments and Jurisdiction Convention. IPRax. Praxis des Internationalen Privat- und Verfahrensrechts, 2006, 229-233
– (2001) Dutch case law on art. 29 revisited. European Transport Law (ETL), 2001, no. 1, p. 37-40
– (2000) Dutch case law on art. 29 CMR. European Transport Law, 2000, 329-341