The Baltic Expert Witness Association (BEWA) was established under the Baltic Exchange umbrella and forms part of the Baltic
Exchange suite of maritime and related services.
The Baltic Exchange is a membership organisation with a long history, at the heart of the global maritime marketplace. As part
of its wide commitment to the maritime industry, the Baltic Exchange fully supports BEWA. The two organisations share
common ethics, purpose and history.
At its London base, the Baltic Exchange hosts the facility for expert witnesses to give statements via video conference link for
hearings taking place in arbitration centres elsewhere in the world.
The Council of BEWA (the Council) has recently appointed Mr. Jagmeet Makkar, based in Hong Kong and Dr Julian Brown,
based in Singapore and London as Ambassadors, Asia to cover Middle East to Japan. The Council has also appointed Capt
Brendon Hawley, based in Cape Town, as Ambassador, Southern Africa. These 3 newly appointed Ambassadors will work
closely with the BEWA Secretariat and the Council to promote the association through raising awareness of BEWA amongst
lawyers, P&I Clubs and arbitration associations. The Ambassadors will also contact local maritime experts who may be
interested in joining BEWA as Aspiring or Experienced Expert Witnesses.
BEWA Ambassador, Southern Africa
Capt Brendon Hawley
Postnet Suite 197
Private Bag X29
Cape Town 7129
M: +27 0604403215
BEWA Ambassadors, Asia
50, Wong Chuk Hang Road
M: +852 9571 8832
Dr Julian Brown
Maxwell Chambers Suites
28 Maxwell Road, #04-11
T: +65 6225 7767
M: +65 9819 1114
No 9, 22 King’s Bench Street
London SE1 0QX
T: +44 (0)20 7692 4809
M: +44 7734 461314