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CIArb’s pilot Diploma in International Maritime Arbitration

30 Aug 2019

Are you a maritime professional contemplating a career as a maritime arbitrator or party representative? The CIArb Diploma in International Maritime Arbitration is an intense 9-day diploma, specifically designed for maritime professionals wishing to become better qualified and familiar with international maritime arbitration law and practice. CIArb is proud to announce that the London Maritime Arbitrators Association is supporting CIArb’s new Diploma in International Maritime Arbitration. 

The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators is a non-profit organisation with a royal charter, recognised as a leader in arbitration training world-wide. Completion of this course will enable successful candidates to apply for Fellowship of CIArb, which is the most widely recognised qualification among most international arbitration institutions and practitioners.

The 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.

By far, the vast majority of maritime arbitrations take place in London and the course will appropriately place an emphasis on the Arbitration Act 1996 and the terms of the London Maritime Arbitrators Association (LMAA). The course will also cover maritime arbitration in other major maritime centres and specific types of maritime arbitration occurring under shipbuilding contracts, salvage, bills of lading, charter parties and other commonly encountered maritime contracts.

Tutors will be drawn from a wide range of highly experienced and well-known practitioners, providing both theoretical and practical insights into the do’s and don’ts of successful conduct of maritime arbitration, from the perspective of an arbitrator or party representative.  

Being a residential course, there will be ample opportunity for networking among colleagues and tutors. If you are considering a career in maritime arbitration, there is no better opportunity to obtain a first-rate qualification and personal knowledge of international maritime arbitration as practised today. The Diploma will take place on 18 - 26 November 2019 in Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom.

To register for the Diploma, please contact Karen Cheel on or 020 7421 7439.

For more information about the course, click here.

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