Abhinayan Basu Bal

Senior Lecturer

Department of Law
+46 31-786 44 22
Visiting address
Vasagatan 1
41124 Göteborg
Room number
Postal address
Box 650
40530 Göteborg

About Abhinayan Basu Bal

I lecture and research in the fields of international trade, maritime and transport laws with particular focus on digital transformation and sustainability. Funding from the EU, national governments and industry bodies has supported some of my research endeavours. I have actively participated in the deliberations of UNCITRAL Working Group III (Transport Law) (2007-2009) and Working Group IV (Electronic Commerce) (2012-present). I have published monographs, chapters in books and articles in peer-reviewed journals.

Earlier I worked at Lund University and was responsible for the delivery of the Master's Programme in Maritime Law. I read for my Ph.D. degree at the World Maritime University in Sweden where I participated in several research projects and also held a position of teaching and research fellow. I hold M.Sc. in Informatics from Gothenburg University, LL.M. in Maritime Law from University College London in the UK, and B.Sc., LL.B. and MBL degrees from universities in India. I was admitted to the Bar Council of India in 2005.

Research areas

  • Digital transformation in trade and transport - legal aspects

Research in progress

  • Societal aspects of digital platforms and ecosystems in trade and transport

Teaching areas

  • Maritime and Transport Law
  • Commercial Law

Selected publications

A Basu Bal, ‘The generative carriage of goods’, Journal of International Maritime Law, (2023) 29 JIML 2, 92-118.

A Basu Bal, ‘Ontological turn in judicial sales of ships’, Journal of International Maritime Law, (2022) 28 JIML 6, 434-447.

A Basu Bal, ‘Maritime Lawfare: The Impact of Unilateral Sanctions on Law and Practice on Navigation and Seaborne Trade’ in Surya P Subedi (ed.), Unilateral Sanctions in International Law (Oxford, Hart Publishing 2021) [ISBN: 9781509948406]