Måns Jacobsson was from 1985 to 2006 Director and Chief Executive Officer of the International Oil Pollution Compensation Funds (IOPC Funds). Since his retirement from the IOPC Funds at the end of 2006 he is working as academic lecturer and as a consultant in maritime and environmental matters. Måns Jacobsson studied law at Lund University in Sweden, graduating in 1964. He served as a judge at district court and appellate court level in Sweden 1964-1970. He worked as legal advisor in the Department for International Civil Law of the Swedish Ministry of Justice 1970-1981 and was Head of that Department 1982-1984. He held the post of President of Division of the Stockholm Court of Appeal 1985-2006. Måns Jacobsson is member of the Board of Governors of the World Maritime University (WMU) in Malmö (Sweden). He is Visiting Professor at WMU and at the Maritime Universities in Dalian and Shanghai (People’s Republic of China) and Honorary Professor at the University of Nottingham (United Kingdom). He is a member of the Institute of International Shipping and Trade Law at the University of Swansea (United Kingdom) and Visiting Fellow at the IMO International Maritime Law Institute (IMLI) in Malta. He was member of the Executive Council of Comité Maritime International (CMI) 2007-2014 and is Honorary Member of the Italian and French Maritime Law Associations. He is also an Academic Associate of Quadrant Chambers, a set of leading barristers in London specialising in commercial law Måns Jacobsson has published numerous articles in various fields of law, such as maritime law, torts, patent law, nuclear law and treaty law. In 2015 he published a book in Swedish on maritime transport of environmentally hazardous substances – international liability regimes. In 2007 the University of Southampton conferred upon him the Degree of Doctor of Laws honoris causa. In 2010 he was awarded the King of Sweden’s Gold Medal for significant achievements in the field of marine environment and shipping.

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