With the growing business between the Middle East and China the enforcement of arbitral awards in China was in focus at the latest breakfast seminar by Emirates Maritime Arbitration Centre (EMAC).

Lawyers from Reed Smith liken the raft of uncertainties facing shipowners and charterers in their charter contracts relating to compliance with the IMO’s 2020 sulphur cap to that of the UK with Brexit.

As it enters its fourth year of operation Emirates Maritime Arbitration Centre (EMAC) is continuing raise awareness of its services to the business community and promote knowledge sharing through networking events.

Kim Wan-joong, ceo of Polaris Shipping, and four others are facing arrest warrants over the tragic sinking of VLOC Stellar Daisy 22 months ago.

An Athens court on 4 December passed down a 10-year prison sentence to Greek shipowner Victor Restis after finding him guilty of making a false statement, but he was released as the term was suspended, however a travel ban has been imposed on him.

Whatever the outcome of Brexit negotiations, the UK intends to remain “the undisputed leading global hub for Maritime Services,” Shipping Minister Nusrat Ghani told attendees at the Maritime London/IMIF annual dinner held in the UK capital on Monday evening.

Just two and half years since it started operations Emirate Maritime Arbitration Centre (EMAC) has started to receive its first cases.

The UAE’s new Federal Arbitration Law passed in June is expected to help it rival London, Paris and Singapore as an international arbitral seat.

Leading shipping law firm Holman Fenwick Willan (HFW) celebrated its 40th year in Hong Kong this week with an extravagant celebration at the prestigious Hong Kong Club.

The Emirates Maritime Arbitration Centre (EMAC) attended Posidonia 2018 as part of a Dubai team that will be taking part in a number of important local and international events during the current ‘year of Zayed’ - marking the centenary of the birth of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the Founding Father of the UAE, who passed away in 2004.

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