Henning Jessen is a fully qualified lawyer in his German home jurisdiction. He graduated from the University of Kiel in 2001. Supported by a Fulbright Scholarship, he has undertaken postgraduate studies in Admiralty and Maritime Law in the United States (Tulane Law School, New Orleans) from 2003-2004. He started his legal career as a WTO lawyer in 2006 in the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation & Development. Since 2008, he has been working as a professor in the areas of Maritime Law and the Law of the Sea, at two universities in the German maritime hubs of Bremen (2008-2012) and Hamburg (2012-2016). Since 2016, Henning Jessen is an Associate Professor for Maritime Law & Policy at the World Maritime University (WMU) in Malmö, Sweden. His main teaching and research areas are - the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), in particular deep sea mining and maritime security; - Environmental Aspects of Human Activities at Sea; - Carriage of Goods by Sea Law / International Aspects of Transport Law / Trade Facilitation;

Henning Jessen has co-edited the book EU Maritime Transport Law and contributed several chapters to this extensive commentary.