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

Wednesday 2/13/2019

Speaker:
Ian Duthie
Director (Americas) - The North of England Insurance Services

Topic:
2020 Vision

RSVP date is Friday, February 8, 2019. Cancellation date is 9am on February 11, 2019

LUNCHEON CALENDAR CHANGE!
The April luncheon originally scheduled for Wed., April 10 has been moved to Tues, April 16. Please mark your calendars!

Special Events

February 28 & March 1, 2019

The SMA will again offer its popular, comprehensive two day seminar:
Maritime Arbitration in New York

NEW Location:
Hampton Inn & Suites, 26 Mill River Street, Stamford, CT 06902

PURPOSE:
This course is offered to help further and promote the fair, just, ethical and cost effective resolution of charter-party and other maritime contract disputes by arbitration in New York.

March 8 - 13, 2020

ICMA XXI
Rio de Janeiro


SAVE THE DATE

NOTICES

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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