Jesper Martens is an internationally recognised shipping and commercial lawyer with over 25 years professional experience. Jesper has expertise in Maritime Law, Trade Law, Danish Law, Marine Insurance and Reinsurance.
The range of his experience includes private practice as a lawyer, both in Europe and Australia, and in-house shipping association and government work. He has acted as consultant to the United Nations International Maritime Organization (IMO); in-house adviser to both the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) and the UK Chamber of Shipping; national EU and WTO/GATT negotiator; and lecturer for the A.P. Møller-Mærsk Group.
Prior to joining HWL Ebsworth, Jesper was part of the shipping group of Gorrissen Federspiel Lawyers (Copenhagen) where he acted for, inter alia, owners’ interests in all transport related areas.
Jesper has been included in Best LawyersTM Australia 2019 for his work in Shipping & Maritime Law and Transportation Law. He is listed as one of the firm’s notable practitioners in Band 1 for Shipping in Chambers Asia-Pacific 2019 which noted that one source praises him as “very courteous, calm in a crisis and very knowledgeable in his field”. Doyle’s Guide 2019 also named Jesper as a Recommended lawyer for Shipping & Maritime Law in Australia. Jesper has also been named in Who’s Who Legal — Australia for Shipping 2019, and is recognised for ‘his excellent work in maritime law as well as related insurance and reinsurance matters’. The International Trade and Shipping Expert Guide 2019 also lists Jesper as a leading lawyer in the field of shipping.
Jesper’s experience includes advising: