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

SEMINAR - Houston, April 11, 2019
ARBITRATION: A BETTER RESOLUTION

Why Choose Arbitration?

"Federal Arbitration Act"
James D. Kleiner, Partner, Hill, Betts & Nash LLP

"How Does Arbitration Differ from Court Proceedings?"
John Reilly, Partner, Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP

"Arbitration Clauses" (and Incorporation of Arbitration Rules)
Julia Haines, Partner, Holland & Knight LLP

"Enforcement of Arbitration Awards"
Louis Epstein, Sr. V.P. and General Counsel, Trammo, Inc.

Ethics and Arbitrator Neutrality

"SMA Code of Ethics and Arbitral Ethics"
Richard A. Corwin, SMA Arbitrator

"Evident Partiality"
Louis Epstein, Sr. V.P. and General Counsel, Trammo, Inc.

SMA Arbitration Rules - Unique Features, Practical Benefits

"U.S. Maritime Arbitration"
George M. Chalos, Partner, Chalos & Co. P.C.

"Granting Pre-Award Security - An Arbitrator's Perspective"
David W. Martowski, SMA Arbitrator

"Rule 2: Consolidation of Disputes"
Jim Textor, Shipping Counsel, Eversheds Sutherland; Currie Evans, BRS Brokers

"Declaratory Awards"
Richard A. Corwin, SMA Arbitrator

"Time Flexibility and Venue Flexibility under SMA Rules"
Raj Jadhav, SMA Arbitrator

"I. Discovery Procedures between the Parties; II. Discovery from Third Parties"
Michael E. Unger, Partner, Freehill, Hogan & Mahar LLP

"Recovery of Attorneys' Fees, Timeliness of Award, Mediation and Types of Disputes Ripe for Mediation under SMA Rules"
Molly McCafferty, General Counsel, Guardian Navigation Services, Inc.

"Shortened Arbitration Procedure, Timeliness of Award and Publication of Award"
Robert C. Meehan, Partner, Eastport Maritime;
Soren Wolmar, Partner, Quincannon Associates, Inc.;
Petter Maasoe, Commercial Manager South America - Odfjell USA

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