Virtual Diploma in International Maritime Arbitration (Dubai)


Date & Time:
22 September 2020

Bookable until:
17 September 2020

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This Diploma in Maritime Arbitration, run in conjunction with Middlesex University Dubai, will be delivered virtually from September to December 2020 using CIArb’s virtual classroom and online resources.

It 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. It will have a supervised dissertation part, as well as expert tuition, and its 3 parts will incorporate the law, practice and procedure of international maritime arbitration, as well as evidence, decision making and award writing.

The course fee advertised includes:

  • Registration on the Diploma course
  • Full virtual tuition
  • Study materials for the course

The assessment fee for this course is £408 and should be booked and paid for separately.

What are the entry requirements?

  • 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.

English language competence - CIArb training and assessment is carried out in English. It is
therefore essential that candidates are proficient in both written and spoken English. Where
English is not a candidate’s first language it is recommended that they have achieved a standard
that is, as a minimum, equivalent to the International English Language Testing System (IELTS)
level 7 or a score of 94-101 in the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) system. CIArb
issues this advice as a guideline and, while it will not require any evidence of this standard
prior to enrolment on a course, candidates who do not have this standard of English may be

What are the learning outcomes?

On successful completion of the Diploma candidates will be able to:

  • 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:
  • To The legal framework, including limitations of matters that may be legally arbitrated;
  • To The contractual nature of the appointment of an arbitrator;
  • To The range and limitations of an arbitrator’s powers and jurisdiction;
  • To The rights, duties and responsibilities of a party to an arbitration;
  • To The methods of initiating and processing an arbitration;
  • To The relevance of the court regarding all stages in an arbitration;
  • To 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.
  • Recognising and evaluating evidence;
  • The issues that arise from the parties’ submissions;
  • Being able to create structure and deal with all the issues that arise;
  • Deciding matters in dispute logically and in accordance with the law;
  • The skills required to write awards correctly;
  • The discursive and operative parts of the award;
  • Being able to deal with the parties’ costs and interest of an award;
  • Allocating arbitrators’ fees and expenses;
  • Demonstrating compliance with the legal and other requirements for an enforceable Award.

How is Part 1 delivered?

Part 1 is delivered during virtual training sessions across one semester, with a combination of lectures, exercises and interactive workshops, dealing with international maritime arbitration law, practice and procedure. CIArb’s virtual classroom platform will be used.

Part 2 – Law of Obligations

The Diploma in International Maritime Arbitration aims at preparing candidates for FCIArb which is a mark of proficiency in dealing with evidence, decision making and award writing in international maritime arbitration. As the law of obligations provides an essential framework for this, candidates are required to show expertise in it. On the diploma, this is done via an online exemption test on the common law and civil law of contract and tort sent out on 11 November 2020.

Part 3 -  Evidence, Decision Making and Award Writing of International Arbitration

Following on from what was said above about FCIArb, this part provides candidates with the knowledge required to understand and consider evidence, to weigh it up and analyse submissions, arrive at a conclusion and write a final, reasoned and enforceable arbitration award in compliance with the English Arbitration Act 1996 and the LMAA Terms 2017. During the virtual training programme, candidates focus on the processes followed by an arbitrator in defining the issues that have to be decided by an award, dealing with the submissions made by the parties, analysing the appropriate law, evaluating the evidence, applying the law to that evidence, arriving at a conclusion and then writing a final, reasoned and enforceable award.

The Diploma in International Maritime Arbitration, which is delivered virtually using CIArb’s virtual classroom from 23 September 2020 to 16 December 2020, is split into three parts. 

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Upon successful registration on the course, candidates will receive confirmation that they are booked on the course.

Joining instructions and course materials will be made available on LearnADR.

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