Commercial shipping is a global industry with inherent risks and capital intensive. Due to the nature and composition of the stakeholders, disputes are not uncommon.

In recent decades, arbitration has emerged as a dominant force and preferred choice for dispute resolution in shipping. Against this backdrop, it is hardly surprising that most maritime contracts include an arbitration clause, reference marine insurance, bill of lading, salvage, charterparties, sales of goods , sale & purchase, agency agreement, etc.

With established arbitration centers in London, New York and emergence of new centers in Singapore and China, growth and popularity of this form of dispute resolution is gaining further prominence.

As a signatory to the United Nations Convention on Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards (The “New York Convention) and recent establishment of Emirates Maritime Arbitration Center, along with other maritime related services, United Arab Emirates has set course to becoming an internationally recognised maritime hub in a not too distant future.

With multi-national, multi-lingual and experienced arbitrators and extensive in house experience in shipping and offshore, we are in a position to offer a range of arbitration services to suit disputing parties requirements i.e arbitrator, counsel, legal and technical advice, expert witness.

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