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CIArb partners with Middlesex University Dubai to deliver Diploma in International Maritime Arbitration in March 2020

10 Oct 2019

The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) is delighted to announce it has concluded a partnership with Middlesex University Dubai to hold the newest addition to CIArb’s membership courses, the 9-day Diploma in International Maritime Arbitration, in the United Arab Emirates from 18-29 March 2020.

The Maritime Arbitration Diploma will be directed by George Lambrou FCIArb, a Solicitor Advocate with nearly 20 years of experience acting for clients in a wide range of maritime disputes around the world, and has been edited by Bruce Harris, an experienced London Maritime Arbitration Association arbitrator. It is modelled on CIArb’s world-renowned Diploma in International Commercial Arbitration that takes place in Oxford each year. It includes 9 full days of expert tuition, together with the opportunity to work with a specialist supervisor in different themes of international maritime arbitration. The Diploma incorporates the law, practice and procedure of international maritime arbitration, evidence, decision making and award writing, maritime contracts, legislation and international conventions and maritime arbitration commissions and rules. Successful completion of the Maritime Arbitration Diploma will enable students to apply for peer interview and Fellowship of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb).

Dr Paresh Kathrani, Director of Education and Training at CIArb, said: “We are proud to be partnering with Middlesex University Dubai, one of the leading academic institutions in the UAE, to deliver our Diploma in International Maritime Arbitration in March 2020. The Diploma covers the most important areas in this field.”

The Diploma will be held at Middlesex University Dubai in Dubai Knowledge Park from 18-29 March 2020. The price will be:

  • Early bird rate of 25,000 AED from 20 September 2019 to 2 December 2019;
  • From 2 December 2019 to 4 March 2019 rate of 27,000 AED.
  • An 8% discount for groups of 5+ is available from September 2019 to March 2019. Please email

The entry requirements are:

  • Practising lawyers and other professionals who are familiar with legal reasoning and concepts and are involved in arbitration (domestic or international) and who wish to increase their knowledge and understanding of international maritime arbitration;
  • Members or Fellows of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators who have experience of domestic arbitration practice and wish to extend their knowledge to include international maritime arbitration procedures.

On successful completion of the Diploma candidates will be able to, amongst other things:

  • Define what is meant by the term ‘international maritime arbitration’;
  • Identify, explain and apply the legal procedural principles, rules and agreements relevant to the conduct of international maritime arbitration:
  • The legal framework, including limitations of matters that may be legally arbitrated;
  • The contractual nature of the appointment of an arbitrator;
  • The range and limitations of an arbitrator’s powers and jurisdiction;
  • The rights, duties and responsibilities of a party to an arbitration;
  • The methods of initiating and processing an arbitration;
  • The relevance of the court regarding all stages in an arbitration;
  • The requirements of an enforceable award.
  • Evaluate and apply the principles and legal requirements of international maritime arbitration;
  • Evaluate issues and apply the principles of the UNCITRAL Model Law as well as a regional arbitration law, appropriately;
  • Demonstrate practical skill in carrying out the tasks required in preparing for and progressing an international maritime arbitration;
  • Demonstrate skill in controlling an international maritime arbitration, communicating effectively with the parties, applying the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules and other Institutional Arbitration Rules and adopting appropriate procedures.

You can register your interest for this course here.  

The Diploma in International Maritime Arbitration is supported by the Emirates Maritime Arbitration Centre (EMAC).

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