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CIArb’s new Maritime Arbitration Diploma to launch in November 2019, led by George Lambrou

13 Jun 2019

CIArb is delighted to announce that it is adding a new Diploma in International Maritime Arbitration to its range of membership-bearing courses.

The 9-day Maritime Arbitration Diploma, 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, will be modelled on CIArb’s world-renowned Diploma in International Commercial Arbitration that takes place in Oxford each year. It will have a supervised dissertation part, as well as nine-days of expert, face to face tuition, and its modules will incorporate the law, practice and procedure of international maritime arbitration, as well as evidence, decision making and award writing. It will include:

  • Maritime Contracts including international sales contracts and incoterms, bills of lading, charter parties, shipbuilding contracts, marine insurance, salvage;

  • Legislation and International Conventions in Maritime Arbitration in Asia Pacific Region; and

  • Maritime Arbitration Commissions and Rules in major shipping nations: United Kingdom, USA, China, France, Singapore, Russia and Ukraine.

Successful candidates on the Diploma will be able to apply for Membership (‘MCIArb’) or Fellowship (‘FCIArb’) of the Chartered Institute.

It will take place on a residential basis in London from 18 - 26 November 2019, with dissertation proposals due in to supervisors one month earlier, and it will provide an excellent opportunity to network. It will be led by eminent experts in the field. The fee is £6,750 (inclusive of VAT) and this includes registration on the Diploma course, full tuition, study materials and full board accommodation and meals for 9 nights. Applications are open to:

  • 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 arbitration procedures.

CIArb is delighted that its Fellow, George Lambrou FCIArb, will be directing the Diploma. George has led legal teams in over 50 maritime arbitrations. According to Chambers & Partners, Global 2018, George is “knowledgeable, articulate and pleasant to work with.” He regularly sits as an arbitrator on international maritime arbitration tribunals. He is a Supporting Member of the LMAA and sits on the LMAA Supporting Members Liaison Committee. He is also an Honorary Member of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers. George is a fluent speaker of Greek and Russian.

Commenting on the new Diploma programme, George said: “Never before has there been a training program designed specifically for aspiring maritime arbitrators and representatives appearing before maritime arbitration tribunals. This course is delivered by the most senior people in the industry to deliver their inside knowledge to the next generation. If you want to know how maritime arbitration really works in practice, and how to be an effective maritime arbitrator or advocate, this is the course for you.”

Dr Paresh Kathrani, Director of Education and Training at CIArb, commented that: “We are pleased to have George leading our new Diploma in International Maritime Arbitration. Maritime Arbitration is an important and growing area in the field of dispute resolution and the Chartered Institute is delighted to provide a strong course that can potentially lead to Fellowship of the Institute. George will bring tremendous experience to the Diploma and we are extremely happy to have him lead this programme.”

To register your interest for the Diploma, please contact Karen Cheel on or 020 7421 7439.  To book onto the course click here.

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