The SMA is pleased to announce that its traditional yearly seminar:
IN NEW YORK will be held as an ONLINE ZOOM PROGRAM in 2021
The program will consist of live interactive video sessions with Professor Weiss. This seminar 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.
The traditional instruction will be offered over four consecutive weekly three hour live interactive Zoom video sessions. The first session will be held on Thursday, February 25, 2021, and the program continues on Thursday, March 4, March 11 and March 18.
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2021 Luncheon Schedule
IN PERSON LUNCHEONS ARE CURRENTLY POSTPONED
Due to coronavirus guidelines, in order to protect the health and safety of our members and friends, the SMA has postponed in person luncheons and transitioned to a Zoom format.
We will update this site as developments occur and will also be providing updates by email.
Be safe and we look forward to seeing you all in person in the future!
2021 Zoom Luncheon Schedule
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 newest issue, Volume 50, Issue No 2 of The Arbitrator - March 2020
January 31, 2020
The newest issue, Volume 50, Issue No 1 of The Arbitrator - January 2020
September 30, 2019
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.
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February 20, 2019
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)