New York Maritime Consortium
March 23, 2016 At CMA Shipping 2016
Hilton Stamford Hotel & Executive Meeting Center
One First Stamford Place, Stamford, CT 06902
Industry professionals presented a real world, interactive, mock arbitration. This event took the participants from a casualty, through response and preliminary investigation, leading to the convening of a New York arbitration panel and emergency dispute resolution. The audience participated in the opportunity to weigh in on the various decision points of the process and were able to judge whether they agree with the panel's decision or not.
October 22, 2015
NYMC Presents: The Effectiveness of New York Arbitration
Join our industry recap of a May 1 mock arbitration with video, arbitration and discussion on the effectiveness of arbitration in New York. Learn how this jurisdiction provides timely and cost-effective dispute resolution. The presentation takes the participants from a casualty, through response and preliminary investigation, leading to the convening of a New York arbitration panel and emergency dispute resolution. The audience will be given the opportunity to weigh in on the various decision points of the process and will be able to judge whether they agreed with the panel's decision or not.
The Waters Edge at Giovannis
2748 BOSTON POST ROAD, DARIEN CT 06820
Event Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm
203 255 4686
May 1, 2015
Seven Days in May: Resolving Your Arbitration Insecurities
Presented By: NYMC
New York Maritime Consortium’s “Very Off-Broadway” Arbitration
Event a Hit
May 12, 2015-- On May 1st, the New York Maritime Consortium (a coalition of leaders from New York Maritime Inc. (NYMAR), the Society of Maritime Arbitrators (SMA), the Maritime Law Association (MLA) and the Association of Shipbrokers and Agents (ASBA)) hosted an event called “Seven Days in May: Resolving your Arbitration Insecurities.” A real world scenario involving a marine casualty was played out culminating in an arbitration hearing and award. In the words of NYMAR Chairman, Clay Maitland, it was a “Very Off- Broadway production”.
Industry professionals played the roles of participants in the events and hearing, which highlighted the benefits of New York arbitration. Throughout the program, which featured a combination of stage performances and video production written by Freehill Hogan & Mahar’s Don Murnane, the audience was asked to vote on how they would have acted in the circumstances and how they would resolve the disputes. The results of each vote were immediately tabulated and displayed.
Keith Heard of Burke & Parsons led the audience through the production as the narrator in a scenario involving the fictitious “Diligent Voyager”, a ship owned by “All Aces Chemical Carriers, Ltd.” (with Freehill Hogan & Mahar’s Bill Juska playing the role of the owner and chartered by “Fidelity Chartering, Ltd,” represented by Charles Taylor P&I LeRoy Lambert) which is carrying a seemingly benign parcel of paraffin wax that ignites causing other tanks to explode just outside New York Harbor. Complicating the investigation is false testimony given by the Chief Mate (played by the SMA’s Tom Fox) and Third Mate (Holland & Knight’s Blythe Daly) as well as press coverage of the explosion and counsel retained by one of the accident’s victims (played by Liz Burrell). A panel of SMA Arbitrators composed of Robert Shaw (Panel Chairman), Molly McCafferty of Clipper Bulk Shipping, and Bengt Nergaard was assembled and duly sworn in. Counsel for the owner was played by Don Murnane with counsel for the Charterer played by Leo Kailas of Reitler, Kailas & Rosenblatt.
Jack Warfield, President of the SMA, felt that the event effectively highlighted the strengths of SMA Arbitration: “This event clearly demonstrated the SMA’s ability to arrange emergency hearings, issue subpoenas to have witnesses appear, and authorize the posting of security amongst other attributes.”
Sponsors: ASBA, BIMCO, Burke & Parsons, CMA, Freehill Hogan & Mahar, Hill Rivkins, Holland & Knight,
K & L Gates LLP, Lennon Murphy & Phillips LLC, Morgan Stanley, Nicoletti Hornig & Sweeney, NYMAR, Reitler Kailas & Rosenblatt, Sea Trade Holdings Inc., SMA, The Marine Society of NY, Tisdale Law
photo credit: Gail Karlshoej
Some Comments About the Event:
“Very professional, innovative and educational program. As a former Adjunct Professor of Maritime Law at Fordham Law School I am more than aware of how much work and preparation goes into such a production. It was extremely beneficial and well done.”
“Everything was excellent - the venue, the mock casualty, the performers, and of course the cookies!”
“A very well organized event.”
“Very original program format. Very entertaining, excellent participants.”
“One of the best CLE’s I have attended. Great job keeping the audience interested.”
“Great program would love to see more like this one!”
“One of the best CLE’s I’ve ever been to!”
“Creative, engaging and excellent overall!”
“Best CLE ever!”
“Great program.. ENCORE!!”
“Excellent unique format – do it again!”
About the New York Maritime Consortium
New York Maritime Consortium members include NYMAR, a member-based association of maritime companies in the greater metropolitan New York area whose goal is to promote the benefits of the region as a maritime business center in order to attract more businesses to share in the opportunities available in this robust commercial center (www.nymar.org.); the SMA, a professional non-profit organization that has achieved international recognition as a leading forum for the arbitration of maritime and commercial disputes with a mission to promulgate arbitration, mediation, and to establish commercially effective legal procedures for ADR and which trains and provides the maritime industry with experienced commercial professionals who resolve disputes in an impartial, timely and cost-efficient manner (www.smany.org); the MLA, whoseobjectives are to advance reforms in the Maritime Law of the United States, to facilitate justice in its administration, to promote uniformity in its enactment and interpretation, to furnish a forum for the discussion and consideration of problems affecting the Maritime Law and its administration, to participate as a constituent member of the Comité Maritime International and as an affiliated organization of the American Bar Association, and to act with other associations in efforts to bring about a greater harmony in the shipping laws, regulations and practices of different nations (www.mlaus.org); and the ASBA, an independent membership trade association, established in 1934, that brings together member Ship Brokers, Agents and Affiliates with offices in the United States and Canada to advances and fosters the ideals and standards of professional conduct and practices which serves as a medium through which members with common interests can communicate (www.asba.org).
Media contact: Carleen Lyden-Kluss
Ph: 203 255 4686
New York Maritime Consortium’s “Very Off-Broadway” Arbitration Event a Hit featured on "All About Shipping UK".
WINTER 2015 MARLAW Newsletter
Pablo Constenla approached Dr. Aleka Sheppard and Dave Martowski for short articles on our NYMC November New York seminar for inclusion in the MARLAW Winter Newsletter. See page 19-21. Click on the image to view.