EMAC highlights its role in providing fast-track logistics arbitration

The session focused on the application of the fast track arbitration procedure and its benefits.
Andrew Mackenzie, partner at Baker McKenzie Habib Al Mulla, speaks at EMAC's breakfast seminar on fast track arbitration.
Andrew Mackenzie, partner at Baker McKenzie Habib Al Mulla, speaks at EMAC's breakfast seminar on fast track arbitration.

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Continuing its work to provide the region’s maritime and legal communities the opportunity to learn more about arbitration, the Emirates Maritime Arbitration Centre (EMAC) hosted its fourth successful breakfast session of 2018 on 8 April at its offices in DIFC. 

The session focused on the application of the fast track arbitration procedure and its benefits.

In the world of maritime, where many operational and commercial transactions change hands, it is not always smooth sailing and sometimes disputes arise. 

Good business relationships stay intact when disputes are addressed quickly, and EMAC is strategically placed to facilitate quick dispute resolution through arbitration and mediation processes available in the Middle East.

“Fast-track arbitration ensures time and cost-effective resolution to smaller valued disputes,” said Majid Obaid bin Bashir, acting chairman and secretary general, EMAC.

“At EMAC, we are all about adding value to the sector; our rules grant the executive committee certain authorities to support in expediting the process and ensuring that disputes are handled in a seamless manner for the benefit of the parties and the sector as a whole.”

The Breakfast with EMAC seminar series will continue throughout 2018, with the next session scheduled for 24th June at the EMAC offices.

Separately to the EMAC breakfast meet, Logistics Middle East met with Majid Obaid bin Bashir, acting chairman and secretary general, EMAC, and Richard Briggs, member of the board of trustees, to discuss the ways in which EMAC can also help land-based logistics companies, especially those who need arbitration with smaller dollar value contracts.

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