|In our upcoming Baltic Exchange-Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers lecture, we’re delighted to welcome both the President and Honorary Secretary of the London Maritime Arbitrators Association to help us unravel the drivers and decision-making processes that sit behind maritime arbitrations and what changes are taking effect in the world of maritime disputes.
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Bruce Harris, President, LMAA
Bruce has practiced as a full-time commercial arbitrator since 1980 dealing with all kinds of commercial and trading disputes. To date, he has been involved in over 10,000 references and signatory to well over 2,000 awards.
Daniella Horton, Honorary Secretary, LMAA
An arbitrator and qualified solicitor, with expertise in fixture, operations, charterparties, contracts of affreightment and bills of lading, sale, purchase and carriage of bulk and bagged cargoes, Black Sea shipments and carriage in ice conditions.
The LMAA was founded in 1960 on the trading floor of the Baltic Exchange from a list of Baltic approved arbitrators. However, its roots stretch further back over 300 years to the early days of the Baltic marketplace. Maritime arbitration in London has since been the preferred and dominant mode for settling disputes worldwide and in 2019 LMAA arbitrators received around 3,000 appointments and dealt with around 1,750 cases from right across the maritime sector.
Hearings often include contributions from commercial market participants including: charterers, owners, brokers, traders, operators, and in this lecture we aim to also examine this pinch-point, where the market and maritime disputes come together. How are market participants involved, what are their responsibilities and what should they expect when involved in an arbitration or even a hearing?