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

2020 Luncheon Schedule

Weds, 4/8 - LUNCHEON CANCELLED
Due to coronavirus guidelines, in order to protect the health and safety of our members and friends, the SMA will cancel the luncheon scheduled for Wednesday, April 8, 2020 which was our last open luncheon of the season.

We thank scheduled speaker John Weale and look forward to rescheduling his presentation during our next luncheon season.

Be safe and we look forward to seeing you all in the fall!

Special Events

POSTPONED UNTIL FALL 2020
Details to Follow

The SMA will again offer its popular, comprehensive two day seminar:

Maritime Arbitration in New York

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION

NOTICES

April 16, 2020

Proceedings under Covid-19 Restrictions

Update #1, April 16, 2020

March 16, 2020

Arbitration Award Interest Calculator
UPDATED FOR MARCH 16, 2020 RATE CHANGE - 3.25%

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.

March 6, 2020

The Arbitrator

The newest issue, Volume 50, Issue No 2 of The Arbitrator - March 2020

January 31, 2020

The Arbitrator

The newest issue, Volume 50, Issue No 1 of The Arbitrator - January 2020

September 30, 2019

The Arbitrator

The newest issue, Volume 49, Issue No 2 of The Arbitrator - September 2019

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 Access 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)


PAST NOTICES

Proceedings under Covid-19 Restrictions: Updates

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