For many years, Ulla Fabricius has advised both national and international transport and insurance companies on all aspects within transport, shipping, and insurance.

As the author of the annotated book on International Carriage by Road (CMR), Ulla Fabricius is a top specialist within carriage by road. Jointly with partner Thomas Ryhl she has drafted the legal comments to the chapter on transport law in the Danish legal reference work - EU KARNOV. In addition, Karnov Erhvervsjura, an online guide to legal documents, was updated in January 2022 with Ulla's contribution to the section on contract of affreightment. She is involved in all aspects of road transport including disputes on driving and rest time, cabotage and posting of drivers.

Ulla Fabricius has great experience in drafting and negotiating complex logistics contracts and transport concepts. In this capacity, Ulla Fabricius participated in the drafting of Incoterms 2010 and UCP 600, and, thus, she has thorough knowledge of risk coverage in international trade. When preparing the updated edition of INCOTERMS 2020, Ulla has been heading the Danish ICC committee. Subsequently, Ulla has translated INCOTERMS 2020 into Danish and prepared the official Danish legal commentary.

Furthermore, Ulla Fabricius was responsible for the preparation of Danske Havne Betingelser 2007 (the Danish stevedoring conditions), and therefore she is especially qualified for rendering advice within the stevedoring business.

When Ulla Fabricius was teaching transport law at Copenhagen Business School she received the student’s award “The Golden Pointer” for her special ability to communicate transport law.


The International Chambers of Commerce (ICC) has since 2006 appointed Ulla Fabricius as specialist within the area of transport and logistics. Ulla Fabricius is thus a member of the ICC Committee on Customs and Trade Facilitation.

  • Member of Advisory Board for Professor Dr. jur. Vibe Ulfbeck in connection with the establishment of Centre for Transport at the University of Copenhagen
  • Member of the International Bar Association (IBA)
  • Comité Maritime International (CMI)
  • International Law Association (ILA)
  • Forening for Erstatnings- og Forsikringsret (FEF)
  • International Association for Insurance Law (AIDA)
  • Women’s International Shipping and Trading Association (WISTA)
  • Author of the annotated book on the Act on Agreements in International Carriage of Goods by Road (CMR), Jurist- og Økonomforbundets Forlag, 2005 and 2017 edition.
  • Co-author of a web-based legal comments on the General Terms and Conditions of Nordisk Speditør Forbund (NSAB 2000), Danske Speditører
  • Article in Marius, Scandinavian Institute of Maritime Law, No. 406
  • Co-author of an article in the European Transport Law, No. 5/2011
  • Legal adviser for the FEF portal and correspondent for the European Transport Law commenting on issues and rulings of transport law

Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, German and English.


Legal 500 Hall of Fame

In 2018, Ulla Fabricius was inducted into the Legal 500 Hall of Fame after being awarded the title 'Leading Individual' in Shipping and Transport for seven years in a row. Read Legal 500’s interview with Ulla Fabricius here


Ulla Fabricius has been appointed Denmark's leading female lawyer in shipping on Expert Guides' list.


Ulla Fabricius is behind the chapter on transport in EU-Karnov 2020. The transport chapter also covers railways, sea transport, ports, airports, road safety, etc., and the EU rules are of great practical importance to many businesses and all citizens. 


On behalf of the Danish employers' and workers' organisations, Ulla Fabricius has prepared a report for the Danish Ministry of Justice and the Director of Public Prosecutions recommending a revision of the entire regulation on driving time and rest periods. Subsequently, the recommendations were substantially followed and implemented by law. 


Ulla Fabricius has written the Danish law commentary on international road transport. Find the book ”Lov om fragtaftaler ved international vejtransport (CMR)" here.

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