Maritime and Transport Law Conference

7 Jun - 8 Jun 2017

Session information

Session four - Key issues in arbitration – a comparative study


Maritime and Transport Law Committee (Lead)
Legal Practice Division
Maritime and Aviation Law Section


In this session, lawyers with active arbitration practices and arbitrators will examine how key issues in maritime arbitration are handled in three major arbitration jurisdictions: Singapore, the United States and the United Kingdom. It will also examine how similar issues are addressed in Latin America. The issues under consideration will include commencement of the proceedings and selection of arbitrators, security and the availability of interim relief, discovery/disclosure, the types of damages awarded, consolidation of proceedings, and other issues relevant to arbitrations. Session Chair Corina Song, Allen & Gledhill, Singapore; Secretary, IBA Maritime and Transport Law Committee Speakers Richard Briggs, Member of the Board of Trustees and Executive Committee, Emirates Maritime Arbitration Centre and Hadef & Partners, Dubai Olympio Carvalho, Castro Barros Sobral Gomes Advogados, Rio de Janeiro Vincent Foley, Holland & Knight, New York Sara Masters QC, 20 Essex Street, London

Session / Workshop Chair(s)

Corina Song Allen & Gledhill, Singapore, Singapore; Secretary, Maritime and Transport Law Committee


Richard Briggs Hadef & Partners, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Olympio Carvalho Castro Barros Advogados, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Vincent J Foley Holland & Knight, New York, New York, USA
Sara Masters KC Twenty Essex, London, England