Emirates Maritime Arbitration Centre breakfast series discusses Bill of Lading disputes


Continuing its commitment to knowledge sharing within the region’s legal and maritime sectors, on 24 September the Emirates Maritime Arbitration Centre (EMAC) held a session on bill lading disputes at its offices in DIFC.

Held as part of the ‘Breakfast with EMAC’ series, the session was conducted by guest speaker Mr. Richard Strub, Partner at HFW.

“Bills of lading are important documents for the maritime sector. They not only work as a receipt of freight services, they are also a document of title and a contract between the freight carrier and shipper,” said Mr. Majid Obaid bin Bashir, Acting Chairman and Secretary General, EMAC. “Understandably, disputes around bills of lading can have significant and far reaching consequences for affected parties. As a result, it is important for those working in the sector to understand the options available to help resolve these disputes, such as using arbitration measures through EMAC.”

The bill of lading seminar is the fifth in a series of sessions which aim to expand the knowledge of the region’s arbitrators and increase the legal sector’s pool of experts. Each session has been accredited independently for one credit by the Dubai Government Legal Affairs Department’s Continuing Legal Professional Development.