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TOPICS PRESENTED AT PREVIOUS PRACTICAL MARITIME DISPUTE RESOLUTION SEMINARS

1ST PRACTICAL DISPUTE RESOLUTION SEMINAR

  1. Overview of Maritime Activity in Nigeria

  • Its history

  • potential and importance to the national economy

  •  global trends

  2. Overview of Dispute Resolution In The Maritime Sector

  • Litigation

  • alternative methods of dispute resolution

  •  applicable international codes and convention

  • Jurisdiction and arbitration clauses

  • Local experience- Problems with the court system

  • Advantages of arbitration/mediation over litigation

  3. Issues in Alternative Dispute Settlement in the Maritime Sector

  • The role and responsibilities of Arbitrators and Mediators

  • Dispute resolution clause

  • Jurisdiction and powers of arbitrators/mediators

  • Ethical conduct

  • Applicable laws and rules

  • The role of P& I clubs

  • Courts support of dispute resolution process

  • Analysis of enforcement of Arbitral Awards

  4. International sale of Goods and Carriage by Sea-Practical Applications

  • Contracts for the international sale of goods

  • Letters of credit

  • Bills of lading

  • Charter parties

  • International marine cargo Insurance

  • Ship purchases

  • Ship mortgages

  5. Dispute Settlement: The role of MAAN

2nd PRACTICAL DISPUTE RESOLUTION SEMINAR

  1. Introduction to Maritime Arbitration

  2. Other ADR Mechanisms

  3. Challenges of choosing the right mechanism, dispute resolution, clause, law, rules, and venue

  4. Ethical conducts of arbitrators and other neutral

  5. Effective cost control in dispute settlement proceedings

  6. Issues arising in ship operation and management

  7. Disputes relating to pilotage and salvage

  8. Marine Insurance claims

  9. Dispute resolution in specific transactional contexts

  10. Port Operation/ Documentation

  11. Ship sales and purchase/ contracts of affreightment

  12. Export credit insurance and guarantees

  13. Problems associated with marine cargo claims

  14. Role of MAAN/ Nigerian Shippers Council/ Cargo Defence Fund

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