Andree Kirchner MC Member - Germany

Prof. ISRIM LogoDr. Andree Kirchner is Director of the non-profit ISRIM-MLS gGmbH – Institute for the Law of the Sea and International Marine Environmental Law (ISRIM) in Bremen, Germany. Since 2007 he is a professor of international law at the University of Applied Sciences Bremerhaven, Germany. He is also the Adviser on international legal affairs at MLS Legal, a law firm specialised i.a. in intellectual property law, in Bremen and Berlin, Germany. After having completed his LL.M. in Stockholm, Sweden (1996) and his PhD in Hamburg, Germany (2001) he was an adviser in international law to the German Federal Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF), with a special focus on marine protected areas, which led to his participation in various diplomatic conferences and other intergovernmental meetings, e.g. at the United Nations, at OSPAR and HELCOM as well as at the European Union. Since 2010, his research has a specific focus on legal aspects of marine biotechnology, including the patentability of genetic resources as well as deep sea-bed mining.


"Genetic Resources of the Sea", in: David Joseph Attard (ed.), The IMLI Manual on International Maritime Law, Vol. I 'The Law of the Sea' (Oxford University Press: 2014), 377-395


Co-editor with I. Kirchner-Freis, Green Innovations and IPR Management (The Hague/New York/London, Kluwer Law International: 2012)


“Bioprospecting, marine scientific research and the patentability of genetic resources”, in N.A. Martínez Gutiérrez (ed.) Serving the Rule of International Maritime Law - Essays in Honour of Professor David Joseph Attard (London/New York, Routledge: 2010), pp. 119-128


“The Law of the Sea”, in M. Wolff (ed.) Tropical Waters and their Living Resources: Ecology, Assessment and Management (Bremen, Hauschild: 2009), pp. 197-248


“The Outer Continental Shelf: Background and Current Developments”, in T.M. Ndiaye and R. Wolfrum (ed.) Law of the Sea, Environmental Law and Settlement of Disputes: Liber Amicorum Judge Thomas A. Mensah (The Hague/London/Boston, Martinus Nijhoff Publishers: 2007), pp. 593-612


“Maritime Security: Consequences for the Maritime Industry”, in A. Chircop and M.L. McConnell (ed.) 19 Ocean Yearbook (Chicago, University of Chicago Press: 2005)


Editor, Marine Areas under Special Legal Status (Bonn/Berlin, BMBF: 2004)


Editor, International Marine Environmental Law: Institutions, Implementation and Innovations (The Hague/New York/London, Kluwer Law International: 2003)


“The Destructive Legacy of the Cold War: The Dumping of Radioactive Waste in the Arctic”, 2 European Environmental Law Review 43-55 (2000)


“Environmental Protection in Time of Armed Conflict”, 10 European Environmental Law Review 266-272 (2000)

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