Designation: Associate Researcher
Pierre-Jean Bordahandy (PJ) is currently Associate researcher at the Micronesian center for Sustainable Transport (MCST). PJ joins MCST's legal research team after 8 years of hard labor at USP's Law School as Associate Professor in Law teaching in the areas of the law of the sea, maritime law, international trade law and international fisheries. He holds a LLB from France, a diploma in criminal sciences, a D.E.S.S. (French L.L.M.) in Maritime and Transport Law (University of Aix-en-Provence), a L.L.M. in Private International Trade Law and comparative law (University of Stockholm), a doctorate in Private Law (University of Aix-en-Provence) and (cotutelle) a PhD in Maritime Law on “The concept of container and its legal implications” (University of Queensland – Australia).
PJ has worked in France for a couple of years as an in-house lawyer for a company involved in the international trade of flat glass (cargo claim, insurance policies, charter parties etc.). He has also worked in Australia for Gadens Lawyers and, occasionally, for Blake Dawson and Waldron advising on French law regarding mining related matters in New Caledonia.
PJ areas of research is shipping law generally and container carriage and container demurrage issues in particular. More recently, PJ has been privileged to be part of the technical support to the Pacific Delegations attending the IMO/MEPC negotiations on the reduction of greenhouse gas from ships. In that respect, PJ does research in international environmental law and on shipping decarbonization. He has recently published a joint research paper on decarbonization of shipping – Tax or not tax - as well as on the utilization of impact assessment tools and in particular regulatory impact assessments in relation to environmental law issues. PJ is also doing research in relation to deep sea mining, container demurrage and sea based marine plastic.