SMA
Society of Maritime Arbitrators
Resolving Maritime Disputes For Over 50 Years

MISSION

The Society of Maritime Arbitrators is a professional non-profit organization that has achieved international recognition as a leading forum for the arbitration of maritime and commercial disputes. The mission of the SMA is to promulgate arbitration and mediation and to establish commercially effective legal procedures for Alternative Dispute Resolution. The SMA trains and provides the maritime industry with experienced commercial professionals who resolve disputes in an impartial, timely and cost-efficient manner.

EVENTS AND CALENDAR

Monthly Luncheons

2019 - 2020 Luncheon Schedule

*TUESDAY, 10/8
Open Speaker Luncheon
Speaker: Chip Birthisel - Hamilton, Miller & Birthisel
Topic: Why Are Yacht Claims Different?

Weds, 11/13
Open Speaker Luncheon

Weds, 12/11
Holiday Luncheon

Weds, 1/8
Open Speaker Luncheon

Weds, 2/12
Open Speaker Luncheon

Weds, 3/18
Open Speaker Luncheon - NEW DATE

Weds, 4/8
Open Speaker Luncheon

Tues, 5/12
Annual General Meeting - Members Only

Special Events

March 8 - 13, 2020

ICMA XXI
Rio de Janeiro


SAVE THE DATE

NOTICES

September 19, 2019

Arbitration Award Interest Calculator
UPDATED FOR SEPTEMBER 19, 2019 RATE CHANGE - 5.00%

As a service to our friends and Members we are pleased to provide, herein, a quick and accurate method for calculating interest at the prime lending rate, over a specified time-period as published by the Federal Reserve Bank. Click HERE to access the Interest Calculator.

July 31, 2019

Arbitration Award Interest Calculator
UPDATED FOR JULY 31, 2019 RATE CHANGE - 5.25%

As a service to our friends and Members we are pleased to provide, herein, a quick and accurate method for calculating interest at the prime lending rate, over a specified time-period as published by the Federal Reserve Bank. Click HERE to access the Interest Calculator.

June 10, 2019

Presentations from the Houston April 11 seminar
"Arbitration: A Better Resolution" now available

Fourteen presentations from the SMA Houston seminar are now available. They focus on how arbitration differs from court proceedings, the advantages of incorporating arbitration rules into your contracts, how arbitration awards are enforced, pre-award security, shortened arbitration procedures and many other topics. The presentations are listed by title and presenter - just click on any one of them for the powerpoint slides.

Click Here to acces Presentation page

February 20, 2019

The Arbitrator

The newest issue, Volume 49, Issue No 1 of The Arbitrator - February 2019

February 13, 2019

February 2019 Luncheon Presentation Now Available

At the SMA's February luncheon, Ian Duthie, Director of North of England Insurance Services, provided a summary of charter party concerns ahead of IMO 2020 low sulphur requirements. His presentation is attached.

Presentation (PDF Format)

January 14, 2019

January 2019 Luncheon Presentation Now Available

Below is the presentation made by distinguished independent arbitrator Stephanie Cohen [www.cohenarbitration.com] as our SMA Luncheon speaker on January 9, 2019 on the all important and timely issue of "Cybersecurity and the Maritime Arbitrator"

Presentation (PDF Format)
Presentation (Video)

December 20, 2018

Arbitration Award Interest Calculator
UPDATED FOR DECEMBER 20, 2018 RATE CHANGE - 5.50%

As a service to our friends and Members we are pleased to provide, herein, a quick and accurate method for calculating interest at the prime lending rate, over a specified time-period as published by the Federal Reserve Bank. Click HERE to access the Interest Calculator.

September 27, 2018

Arbitration Award Interest Calculator
UPDATED FOR SEPTEMBER 27, 2018 RATE CHANGE - 5.25%

As a service to our friends and Members we are pleased to provide, herein, a quick and accurate method for calculating interest at the prime lending rate, over a specified time-period as published by the Federal Reserve Bank. Click HERE to access the Interest Calculator.

September 20, 2018

September 2018 Luncheon Presentation Now Available

André Pereira da Fonseca, a lawyer from Abreu Advogados in Lisbon, Portugal and the author of a chapter entitled "SMA Arbitration" in the book "International Arbitration in the United States" (Edited by Laurence Shore, Tai-Heng Cheng, Janella La Chiusa, Lawrence Schaner, Mara V. J. Senn) recently published by Kluwer Law International, discussed his chapter with our members at our luncheon on September 20, 2018. We thank Dr. Pereira for his presentation which he has kindly made available for general viewing.

Presentation (PDF Format)
Presentation (Video)

April 11, 2018

April 2018 Luncheon Presentation Now Available

Blythe Daly from Holland & Knight New York discussed the basics of Blockchain and its potential impact on the shipping and logistics industry at the April lunch. The SMA thanks Blythe for the presentation and for allowing it to be included on the SMA website.

SMA Blockchain Presentation (PDF Format)
SMA Blockchain Presentation (Video)

April 10, 2018

The Arbitrator

The newest issue, Volume 48, Issue No 1 of The Arbitrator - April 2018


PAST NOTICES

Headquarters: One Penn Plaza, 36th Floor, New York, NY 10119
All Correspondence: 157 New Hyde Park Road, Franklin Square, NY 11010
Telephone: (212) 786-7404
Office Manager E-mail: pleahy@smany.org

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