Society Of Maritime Arbitrators

An internationally recognized leading forum for the arbitration of maritime and commercial disputes

SMA member Jack Berg has passed away at the age of 96.

Jack Berg

Having joined the SMA in 1967, Jack was our longest serving member. He served as President from 1975-1979 and was a panelist on some 885 published awards. A valued colleague of all and a mentor to many, he was a tireless supporter of the SMA and maritime arbitration in New York. Thank you, Jack, and rest in peace.

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The June 2024 issue of

THE ARBITRATOR

has been published. You may retrieve it by clicking on the following link:


THE ARBITRATOR

Volume 54, No.2 - June 2024

SMA Secretary George Tsimis was pleased to visit and congratulate newly elected LMAA President Jonathan Elvey


"On a recent trip to London, SMA Secretary George Tsimis was pleased to visit and congratulate newly elected LMAA President Jonathan Elvey. Pictured are George, Jonathan, and LMAA Secretary Gerard Hopkins. The LMAA was formed in 1960 and the SMA in 1963. Both were formed against the backdrop of centuries of resolving disputes arising in world-wide oceangoing merchant shipping which the fleets of England and the US long dominated. Members of the LMAA and SMA interact with each other individually and organizationally through ICMA.
Congratulations, Jonathan! "

The SMA held its traditional holiday luncheon on Dec. 13, 2023

The SMA held its traditional holiday luncheon on Dec. 13, 2023, welcoming 68 guests and marking its 60th anniversary. SMA past president David Martowski narrated a tour through historical documents, photos and the next ten years (see PDF “SMA at 60”. See you in 2033!

The SMA held its traditional holiday luncheon on Dec. 13, 2023

About The SMA

New York based SMA, a professional non-profit organization, is an internationally recognized leading forum for the arbitration and mediation of maritime and commercial disputes. The mission of the SMA is 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.

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