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SEMINAR ON ARBITRATION & MEDIATION IN SHIPPING
Posted on Saturday, April 5, 2014 and tagged as ICS branch news, Events
ICS -EAST INDIA BRANCH CONDUCTED SEMINAR ON ARBITRATION
& MEDIATION IN SHIPPING
The Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers, East India Branch
conducted it's Seminar on Arbitration & Mediation in Shipping
on 05thApril 2014 at Ramada Chennai, India.
From left to right: Ms Uma Ramanathan, Capt. Venkat, FICS
(Chairman ICS), Justice Mr M Jaichandren, High Court of Madras
(Chief Guest), Mr Tony Swinnerton (Guest of Honour), Lawyer (UK)
and Mr A J Jawad.
Mr Ravee Tittei, FICS (Treasurer) was master of ceremonies and
introduced the Chief Guest, Guest of Honour , Panelists and
Capt. Venkat, FICS (Chairman) welcomed the Chief Guest Justice
Mr M Jaichandren (High court of Madras), Guest of Honour Mr Tony
Swinnerton (Lawyer) UK, Panelists, Ms Uma Ramanathan, Mr A J Jawad,
Mr N A K Sarma, Capt. S Pullat, Mr Joy Thattil and all the members
and guests at the seminar.
Mr Jaichandren, appreciated the activities of The Institute of
Chartered Shipbrokers and emphasized the importance of mediation
and pointed out that the present volume of pending cases at the
courts and the time duration which may take more than 100 years for
Mr Tony Swinnerton, briefed about the cross border disputes,
enforceability of CPR, confidentiality of mediators, limitations in
section 33A(2) Act 1980,advanges of mediators, problems in
litigation, the effectiveness of the Mediation , the
mediation versus litigation, refusal factors, effectiveness of ADR,
Jackson report, cost effective etc., with the proven case
Panelist Ms Uma Ramanathan, briefed about the importance
of third person(mediator) and touching he various points with
regard to the discussions that should be a dialogue
oriented and not the monologue, more appeals make more hatred,
everybody is equal at the negotiating table, etc.,
Panelist Mr A J Jawad, briefed about the importance of mediators
role and touching the various points with regard to the delay and
cost are inherent , it is a win-win concept with a story of six
blind man etc.,
During the questions and answer (Q&A) hour, many questions
had been raised by the Shipping Industry and/or advocate invitees
that had been answered by the guest of honour and/or panelists.
Mr Tony Swinnerton briefed about the procedure I and II of
Arbitrators with regard to LMAA 2012 terms, hearings, security,
cost and appeals.
Panelist Mr.N.A.K.Sarma, briefed about the importance of time,
cost, written agreements, selection of Arbitrators etc.
Panelist Capt. Pullat briefed about the importance
of doing business with a clean mind without landing up in an
argument and pursuing this course for a longer period, about
act of God, some Case laws, cost and/or time involvement etc.,
Panelist Mr Joy Thaittil briefed about the role of arbitrator's
and their involvement especially after the year 2005, cost and time
involved, educating the arbitrators, the importance of settlement
of disputes before the arbitrators and mediators and finally
covering the grey area of conciliation.
During the Q&A hour, many questions had been raised by the
shipping industry and/or advocate invitees and had been answered by
either the guest of honour and/or panelist.
The Seminar was well attended by invitees and guests from the
Shipping Industry, advocates, trade, maritime, law and Institute of
Capt. Ganeshyam MICS, Secretary of ICS, East India branch
delivered the vote of thanks.
Seminar on Arbitration and Mediation was concluded with
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